Category: Nonprofit

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…

Personal connections are key to the philanthropy of Gerret and Tatiana Copeland. “Everything we did reflected our background and interests,” Gerret Copeland said Tuesday, after sharing with his wife the Delaware Historical Society’s 12th annual Delaware History Makers Award. Luckily for Delaware, the region and the nation, they have diverse backgrounds and interests. Gerret is…

As new developments and jobs sweep into Wilmington, the simple economic facts remain bleak, according to a new report. Prosperity Now, a national nonprofit devoted to increasing economic opportunity in low-income communities, today released a report detailing economic inequality in Wilmington. The numbers present a city starkly divided along racial and economic lines. While the median…

YWCA Delaware CEO Stephanie L. Staats will receive the “Jessie Arrey-Mbi Leadership & Service Award” for her commitment to service and improving the lives of women and families. The award is given by Women in Leadership Development & Empowerment, Inc (WILDE), a professional women’s 501 (c)3 public charity that works to improve the lives of…

For the first time, Junior Achievement of Delaware has earned 5-Star Status on Junior Achievement USA’s Operating Performance Standards, completing a six-year climb back from being labeled a Chronic Underperformer under newly imposed Operating Performance Standards by the national organization. Perhaps even more impressive, JA of Delaware ranked first in the nation among 107 area…

Local nonprofits face uncertain 2019

By Peter Osborne Special to Delaware Business Times Call it the Law of Unintended Consequences: The deep cuts the Delaware General Assembly imposed on nonprofits in 2017 have put those organizations in a better position to cope with the uncertainty of the new federal tax bill, concerns about a possible recession entering 2019, and the…