Category: Nonprofit

Wilmington Renaissance, Leaders Alliance combining to focus efforts

WILMINGTON — Two business-centric downtown organizations — the Wilmington Renaissance Corp. and the Wilmington Leaders Alliance (WLA) — have consolidated into a new organization called the Wilmington Alliance that will be an “ally for the city of Wilmington (at a level) that has never existed before.” In an Aug. 5 press conference in the heart…

By Roger Morris Chemours president and CEO Mark Vergnano lauded the “unlimited potential” of six Wilmington high school students awarded scholarships to historically black college and universities (HBCU) Monday evening in a joint ceremony with the city of Wilmington. “But potential alone isn’t enough,” Vergnano said. “They also need opportunity.” Providing that opportunity is the…

As negotiations for the 2020 operating budget near their conclusion, the nonprofit community is making a final advocacy push for increased funding to the grant-in-aid bill. The appropriations bill is the life blood of the sector and has suffered severe cuts in recent years. The legislature will meet for the final time this session on…

United Way of Delaware (UWDE) recently elected eight new members to its board of directors, including Delaware business, academic and cultural leaders and the first representative from Salem County, New Jersey, which is now part of United Way of Delaware’s service area. The board of directors sets policy and provides oversight and guidance for UWDE,…

By Patrick Callahan and Patrick Callihan Over the past few years, a spotlight has been put on measuring the efficacy of a nonprofit and its mission. This has come about partly because of the ease of new tools in capturing and analyzing data. It is now expected, by most funders and supporters, for a nonprofit…

By Ken Mammarella The Blood Bank of Delmarva’s third bloodmobile — a roving donation center — was made possible by Delaware’s first social impact bond. The concept, also called Pay for Success, was introduced to the U.S. in 2012 and legalized in Delaware last August. These arrangements involve at least three entities: a service provider…

Delaware nonprofits are focusing  on ways to innovate through diversity and innovation, even as they struggle to maintain funding for key programs and create new ones. The Delaware nonprofit sector employs 45,307 people and generates $2.9 billion in wages, generating $5.4 billion in spending, says Sheila Bravo, president of the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement…

By Dan Linehan Their goals are ambitious: Help Sussex Countians develop as children, graduate on time and find a good job, all while avoiding long-term physical and mental disorders like addiction, diabetes and obesity. If that sentence seemed overstuffed, then so does the mission of the Sussex County Health Coalition. Formed about 15 years ago…

Odessa watchmaker school for disabled vets expanding with industry, community help

By Peter Osborne DBT Editor Sam Cannan’s office wall lists more than 100 job openings from companies desperate for watchmakers and watch-repair technicians that he hopes to fill with students from his Veterans Watchmaker Initiative (VWI) school in Odessa, which graduated its first class of four wounded and disabled veterans on April 12. But the…

The Delaware Fund for Women at the Delaware Community Foundation has awarded $168,595 this year to 12 Delaware nonprofit organizations statewide. The 2019 grantees include: Catholic Charities, Inc. – $15,000 To fund supportive services in the Bayard House Youth Project, which provides a homelike environment for Delaware’s homeless, pregnant and parenting youth (ages 16-21) and their dependent children, to…