Foundation Strategic Plan

We are thrilled to unveil a new strategic plan that will steer the Foundation’s philanthropic efforts in the coming years. Our 2023-2026 strategic plan is an action plan for how we will expand our impact in Delaware County through powerful philanthropy.

Our Board and Steering Committee led a comprehensive and inclusive planning process to analyze the Foundation’s strengths and opportunities, and create a plan of action. More than forty interviews were conducted, hundreds of surveys were submitted, focus groups were held, and staff, donors, community, and board members’ concerns and advice were integrated into a plan. Thank you to everyone who provided input.

This new plan will leverage our resources and expertise to address Delaware County’s most pressing challenges in partnership with our community. We will use the plan to guide our decisions on how to allocate resources — both human and financial — so that every person can thrive in Delaware County.

Five strategic goals will direct the efforts and investments of The Foundation for Delaware County during the years 2023 – 2026. The goals, key objectives, and strategic initiatives reflect our tremendous optimism for Delaware County and the role that we promise to play in helping all in our community to thrive.

  1. Serve as a Unifying Catalyst for Delaware County
  2. Increase Resources to Strengthen Delaware County
  3. Advance Opportunity and Equity in Delaware County
  4. Align All Foundation Programs and Services
  5. Invest in Our People and Infrastructure