Providing mental health, meals and other essential services, this year’s capital grants from the Delaware Community Foundation will benefit thousands of Delawareans.
The DCF has awarded a total of $254,823 in 2023 capital grants to 22 organizations around the state. Grants are underwritten by the Delaware Forever Fund and other funds supporting capital needs of nonprofits throughout the State of Delaware.
2023 Capital Grants recipients are:
- CHEER $19,726, purchase new security cameras
- Family Promise $9,015, purchase new security cameras
- Faithful Friends $10,000, help build a new facility
- Bermuda Highway $11,582, purchase kitchen equipment for food truck providing mental health services
- UrbanPromise $15,000, renovate the EastSide staff house
- Latin American Community Center $15,000, replace windows and repair railing and gate
- Friendship House $10,400, install new outlets in bedrooms and kitchen
- Ministry of Caring $17,000, renovate building and improve parking lot
- Elizabeth W. Murphey School $6,000, install a new sidewalk and lighting
- Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding $10,000, build and repair fencing, shelters and a well
- Love-In-Deed Community Dev. Co. $10,000, install new security cameras and an intercom system
- Teach A Person to Fish Society $10,000, upgrade the kitchen
- Rosa Health Center $10,000, build a new office for a new physician
- Delaware Public Media $10,000, install new equipment to increase the signal strength and reach
- Delaware Contemporary $17,000, address plumbing issues
- Sussex Community Crisis House $17,000, install new vinyl siding
- Lewes Historical Society $7,500, create and install signs
- Community Education Building $15,000, replace and upgrade the point-of-sale system for student lunches
- Primeros Pasos, Inc. $7,600, install equipment for two tricycle pedal tracks for preschool children
- Spur Impact $7,000, assist with software development
- Vet Watchmakers $5,000, fund renovations and construction
- Michael’s School and Nursery, Inc. $15,000, add two new classrooms
Since 1989, the Delaware Community Foundation has distributed over $7 million in capital grants. These are primarily funded by the Delaware Forever Fund, which consists of gifts made to the DCF for discretionary grantmaking.
Capital grants support projects that have a lasting, positive impact on the population served by the organization. They may be used to fund construction, renovation or repair of buildings, and/or land purchases. Capital grants typically range from $5,000 to $20,000 but can be awarded for up to $25,000.