2021 Grant Cycle
Beginning January 1, 2021, The Fund for Women (FFW) at the Delaware Community Foundation will begin accepting applications for its 2021 grants cycle. All Delaware nonprofit agencies with programs benefitting women and girls are welcome to apply.
The FFW accepts applications from nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organizations for programs that address the needs and enhance the worth and potential of women and girls in Delaware by helping them to lead productive, self-sufficient lives. The FFw's one-year grant offers organizations an opportunity to obtain seed money for innovative, creative programming or funding to continue or expand programs where effectiveness has been demonstrated. Grants will NOT be awarded to individuals.
The application window closed Jan. 31.
COVID-19 Emergency Response Initiative
Fund for Women's 2020 Grant allocation of $200,000 is making a greater impact as part of the Delaware COVID-19 Emergency Response Initiative.
- $100,000 has been allocated to the COVID 19 Strategic Response Fund which targets evolving and longer term needs of the state's most impacted communities. Philanthropy Delaware is working with the Delaware Community Foundation to house and manage this fund.
- $100,000 has been allocated to the Delaware Does More: COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, launched by the United Way to address immediate needs and near-term impact of COVID-19. United Way Delaware will work with Philanthropy Delaware and UWDE will house and manage this fund.
Email communications sent regarding Grant allocation to COVID-19 Emergency Response Initiative are archived below.
COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund has Awarded $1,475,000 in Grants as of May 1, 2020
COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund has awarded $468,750 in Grants as of April 24, 2020
$1,943,750 Total Grants Awarded as of May 1, 2020
$4,000,000+ Total Raised as of May 1, 2020
68 Total Nonprofits Funded as of May 1, 2020
The Fund for Women is able to award grants to non-profits in Delaware each year through the support of our Founders. Every year in January the Fund for Women begins accepting Grants from non-profits through a formal submission process. A committee of approximately 30 Fund for Women members on the Grant Committee score these applications. The applications are scored by various metrics; however, of utmost importance is that the funds be used to help empower women and girls in Delaware.
25th Anniversary 3-year Collaborative Grant
In 2018, the Fund for Women established a $75,000, 3-year collaborative grant. Under the leadership of the YWCA, this initiative created Delaware Girls Circles (DGC), a collaboration of nonprofit organizations whose aim is to support girls' successful achievement through high school graduation and beyond. Additional partner organizations include Delaware Adolescent Program, Pathways to Success, Delta Outreach Center and Wilmington Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Entering its third year, DGC has 70 girls enrolled with a goal of 100 participants by year's end. Key components of the program include academic skills, social skills, emotional support and parent/family support. Regular sessions are held to address personal health and wellness as well as social and emotional support. The desired outcome is that this group of organizations will sustain this program after our grant is completed.
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