Public Health

For decades, we have been deeply committed to the health of individuals and families in Delaware County.

Healthier Together

Our roots are deep: inherited from the sale of the Crozer-Keystone Health System, the foundation’s public health programs have addressed critical needs in Delaware County for nearly 30 years. At The Foundation for Delaware County, we are focused on supporting healthy families—beginning at birth. Our programs are designed to improve birth outcomes, maternal and child health, and overall well-being for the families we serve ensuring that families have access to the services they need to be physically and mentally healthy.

The foundation also works to address public health through grantmaking and other initiatives such as providing critical assistance to the county as it launches its first public health department. Delaware County has relied on the foundation to provide strategic assistance with funding, planning, education and communications. This is just one example of how a community foundation can play a critical role in public/private partnerships – with your support.

Our impact on public health by the numbers

  • 13 Community Programs
  • 10,000 People Served Each Year
  • $1,087,860 Awarded in Grants to Nonprofits for Children's Health and Well-Being in 2023

What We're Doing

Improving Maternal and Child Health through our Community Programs Learn More

Our programs are designed to improve outcomes for mothers and their babies, throughout pregnancy and into early childhood. Through home visiting and food access programs, we support the health of women, families, and young children.

Other Public Health Initiatives Learn More

The foundation also manages a number of public health initiatives designed to supplement our community programs, addressing the complex needs of our families. While some projects focus on physical and mental health, others are designed to provide support in areas interconnected with health, such as legal assistance, housing support, and other resources.

We are proud to award grants to nonprofit organizations specializing in children’s health and wellness, community and economic development, food security, and hospice and home care. While we make some grants from donor-advised funds as well as restricted and specialized funds, the grants awarded through our competitive Impact Grant process are meant to advance the foundation’s goal of improving the health and well-being of children and families in Delaware County.

Public Health Fund Give to This Fund

We established the Delaware County Public Health Fund to support the development of our county’s new Public Health Department, and to ensure that the department operates at the very highest level of quality from the beginning.

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