April 21, 2020

Round Three of Response Fund Grants: Press Release

Delco Response Fund Grantmaking Totals $221,755 as Fundraising Approaches Half Million Mark.

The Foundation for Delaware County continued its efforts to support area nonprofits at the forefront of the region’s COVID-19 assistance efforts, announcing ten more grants from the Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund. This news comes as the fund reaches $500,000 thanks to gifts, both large and small, from donors across the county and region.

The foundation is making every effort to get funds to the community as quickly as possible with three weekly rounds since the fund launched. This weeks grants bring the total amount distributed to $221,755 for 34 frontline organizations.

According to foundation president, Frances Sheehan, “We will continue to do everything we can to support nonprofits providing emergency aid on behalf of those in need, and are tremendously gratified by the generosity of donors we’ve worked with since the foundation began in 2016 as well as new donors who’ve stepped forward in this crisis.”

Round three grantees from the Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund include:

ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter: $5,000 for families living with ALS in their in-home care program, in Delaware County.

Anna’s Place: $7,000 for gift cards to grocery stores for seniors with housing insecurities and those suffering from mental illness.

Breathing Room Foundation: $6,000 to provide Delaware County cancer patients transportation to treatment, care packets (food or gift cards) and nutritional supplements.

Bringing Hope Home: $4,000 to provide Delaware County cancer patients with grocery store gift cards.

Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired: $5,000 to provide transportation services for the blind and visually impaired that need help with grocery shopping, banking, prescriptions, and necessary medical appointments.

Chester Arts and Cultural Center Corporation: $10,800 to provide boxes of produce for distribution to Chester Housing Authority (CHA) residents in need.

Elwyn: $10,000 for personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff that supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Community Residential Services (CRS) homes in Delaware County.

Jewish Relief Agency: $5,000 for boxes of food and hygiene products to be delivered to food-insecure families living in Delaware County.

Senior Community Services: $10,000 for their Home Delivered Meal program.

Saint Katherine Drexel Food Pantry: $10,000 to provide food for Chester City residents living in a designated region.

The foundation extends its deepest gratitude to the community as many dig deep during these emotionally and financially stressful times including these donors each of whom gave at the $5,000 level or more:

Bank of America, Barra Foundation, Boggs Family Fund, Crozer Keystone Health System, Carol and Daniel DuPont, DO, Ed and Ellen Hanway, Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Memorial Fund, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, Gallagher, Mike and Sofia Magnavita, Park Power, PECO, PFM, PNC, Joan Richards, Scholler Foundation, Nathan Speare Foundation, Lynne Steuerle Fund, Kate and Brian Zidek.

Please contact Ellen Grill at 610-744-1015 or egrill@delcofoundation.org to inquire about how you too can support the Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund.