Category: Nonprofit

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…

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is offering medical grants to help Delaware families pay the costs of child health care not covered by commercial health insurance plans. So far, the foundation has awarded 15,000 grants worth more than $40 million to children and families across the U.S. Qualifying Delaware families can apply at www.uhccf.org/apply-for-a-grant/. One recipient named…

(AP) — Officials say low-income residents in a Delaware county who are 60 years and older will be able to receive free fresh fruits and vegetables through a state new program. State Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse tells news outlets in a statement the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program will provide coupons to Sussex…