Category: Nonprofit

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) today announced that three Delaware organizations will receive $729,100 in federal grants towards arts education and programming. The recipients include The Grand Opera House, the Delaware Art Museum and the Delaware Division of Arts. “The variety and quality of these projects speaks to the wealth of creativity and diversity…

Bloomberg Philanthropies has provided a $3.25 million grant to Delaware Pathways towards improving access to economic opportunity for Delaware students. Delaware Pathways, a partnership between the K-12 education system and various public and private partners, offers high school and postsecondary students an opportunity to gain work-based learning experience, college credits and industry credentials. “Thanks to…

(AP) — Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware has begun its own investigation after participants in a construction training program said the nonprofit used them as free labor. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that board members held an emergency meeting Monday after former participants in its HomeWorks “pre-apprenticeship” program told the newspaper that they often worked for…

(AP) — The Delaware Department of Labor is investigating a construction training program after participants said it exploited them. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware’s HomeWorks program is a “pre-apprenticeship.” The 16-week program aims to teach carpentry basics while allowing participants to earn a certification. It is structured…

(AP) — Plans to establish a homeless shelter in southern Delaware have hit a snag after a judge ruled that a local government board erred in granting a special-use exception to zoning laws. The judge late last week overturned a decision by Sussex County’s Board of Adjustment clearing the way for the proposed Immanuel Shelter…

By Joyce L. Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times Chris Grundner’s professional journey has mirrored that of a roller coaster ride. He was at the top of an ascent in the corporate marketplace at the century’s start. Grundner was among the youngest senior vice presidents for cobrand credit card business development at what is now…

The African American Empowerment Fund of Delaware (AAEFD), a giving circle within the Delaware Community Foundation, is now accepting grant applications from area nonprofits. AAEFD was created to promote causes important to African American Delawareans. The grantmaking will target education with a focus on higher education access and retention. Applicants can request up to $2,500.…

ProPublica’s Nonprofit Explorer public database now allows users to search for board members and key employees. The search tool tracks almost 616,000 tax-exempt organizations, including details such as executive compensation, revenue and expenses. Users can download tax filings as far back as 2001. ProPublica, a nonprofit news organizations, touts the database as a way to…