Category: Nonprofit

The CenDel Foundation and the Delaware Community Foundation have distributed $235,000 in grants to nonprofits focused on emergency housing, homelessness, hunger and health care. Grants were distributed to nine organizations in November. The grant amounts ranged from $15,000 to $40,000. The 2018 recipients included the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, Cancer Support Community of Delaware,…

Beebe Physical Rehabilitation Services has opened a new physical rehabilitation center at Lighthouse Plaza in Rehoboth Beach, which formerly housed QVC. The office moved from its previous location at the Bookhammer Outpatient Center on Rt. 24. The new address is 19324 Lighthouse Plaza Blvd. in Rehoboth Beach, directly off Route 1 near Giant Food. This…

Project New Start, a nonprofit organization that assists individuals transitioning out of incarceration, has been invited by Widener Delaware Law School to relocate to its Wilmington campus. Project New Start will leverage the partnership to engage program participants, faculty and students in opportunities for service, teaching and research. “We are thrilled to have Project New…

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…