From Delaware Business Now
In its first round of grants, the Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund awarded $350,000 to 11 nonprofit organizations providing services to communities throughout the state.
Requests totaled $3.9 million.
The fund is managed by the Delaware Community Foundation. Click here for further information and to donate.
The grants will address a range of community needs during the pandemic.
- Modern Maturity: $50,000 to deliver additional meals to seniors at their homes.
- Brandywine Counseling: $25,000 to meet the increased demand for recovery services.
- Family Counseling of St. Paul: $22,000 to meet the increased demand for family counseling services.
- Westside Family Healthcare: $50,000 for telehealth equipment to provide care for prenatal and chronically ill patients.
- YMCA: $50,000 for childcare for essential workers statewide.
- Easterseals of Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore: $29,000 for telehealth equipment to provide child intervention services.
- CHILD, Inc: $36,000 to provide housing for battered women and their children, meeting increased demand because of social distancing requirements.
- CHEER: $38,000 delivering additional meals to seniors at their homes.
- Housing vouchers for the homeless: $50,000
- Friendship House for New Castle County – $30,000
- Community Resource Center for Sussex County – $10,000
- Catholic Charities for Kent County – $10,000
In this first round, 95 applicants requested a total of $3.9 million. The initial awards represent 23% of the total $1.5 million raised to date for the COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund, which is housed at the Delaware Community Foundation (DCF).
The fund will award an additional $350,000 in grants this week.
The goal is for the fund, which launched March 18, to provide grants for several months, said DCF President and CEO Stuart Comstock-Gay, who chairs the fund’s decision-making council.