Category: Nonprofit

The Food Bank of Delaware today kicked off its annual Thanksgiving food drive. The statewide effort seeks donations in order to create 2,500 Thanksgiving meal boxes for Delaware families in need. The Food Bank will do outreach to businesses, schools, faith-based organizations and other community groups to organize food drive events throughout the upcoming months.…

(AP) — A faith-based Delaware nonprofit says it wants to settle a lawsuit over illegal wage deductions, but the state’s Department of Labor says it’s moving forward with litigation after a settlement offer was rejected. The Delaware State News reports God’s Way Ministries Inc. deducted $336.50 total from three employees for violations in 2014. The…

The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) has partnered with Discover Bank and the Longwood Foundation to offer “Pay for Success” grants to Delaware service providers. The Pay for Success model, an innovative approach to grant making employed in 22 other states, is designed to award grant recipients for program effectiveness and efficiency. The Social Impact Fund…

The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) has awarded $396,700 in scholarships to 195 students for the 2018-19 school year. The scholarship fund supports tuition, fees and textbooks. Some are one-time awards, and others are renewable. “Many of our donors who care about education choose to create scholarship funds to build opportunities for students where they otherwise…

The Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on identifying innovative entrepreneurial ideas, has hired Stephen Sye as executive director, effective July 30. “Stephen has a wealth of knowledge and experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. His leadership skills and enthusiasm for the entrepreneurial community of Delaware were a perfect match…

Year Up Wilmington will celebrate its second graduating class next week at The Queen Theater in downtown Wilmington. The program serves a group it calls “Opportunity Youth,” which includes urban young adults who lack access to traditional opportunities. Year Up is a yearlong workforce development program for adults ages 18-24. The program begins with six…

The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) last week announced $298,000 in capital grants for a mix of 18 nonprofits and community groups throughout the state. The grants target improvement projects with a lasting impact on the populations served by the organizations. These could include land purchases, new construction or the renovation or repair of existing buildings.…

The Great Dames Remarkable Ideas Competition gives women from the across the country the chance to submit their ideas for helping people connect and collaborate. The competition is organized every two years by Great Dames, a network of professional women that offers regular workshops, panels and other forms of support to engaged women. The 2018…

The Delaware Community Foundation appointed three new members to its board of directors. The new members include Lynn Adam Kokjohn, Drew Fennell and Margie López Waite Fennell is the chief officer of strategic communication at Christiana Care Health System. She also served as chief of staff under former Delaware Gov. Jack Markell. Kokjohn started her career…