COVID-19 Response Fund From Foundation for Delaware County Continues to Seek Donations

Image via Zave Smith, Foundation for Delaware County.

The Foundation for Delaware County has committed $100,000 to a Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund to help nonprofits through this pandemic and has raised  an additional $175,000 in 14 days from generous community members.

The fund stood at $275,000 as of Tuesday.  Grants will start to be awarded from the fund in the next several days.

The goal is to raise $400,000 or more for nonprofits serving Delaware County as much more is needed to meet the overwhelming need generated by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Fund provides immediate and long-term resources to nonprofits serving vulnerable county residents.

The local nonprofit organizations have proven track records and are trusted by the communities that are most affected by this crisis.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to intensify locally, it will have vastly disproportionate health, economic, and social impacts on vulnerable citizens.

Most vulnerable are disadvantaged communities — including older adults, people with compromised immune systems, low-wage workers, and the homeless.

The foundation encourages everyone to make a gift and maximize the impact the Response Fund. To make a gift, visit

A Response Fund advisory committee is chaired by Mike Magnavita, president of the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. Others members are:

Cyrise L. Dixon, Chief of Staff, City of Chester Police Department

Dr. Joy Gates Black, President, Delaware County Community College

Grant Gegwich, Director of Public Relations, Independence Blue Cross

Joseph McLaughlin, Jr., Chairman & CEO, Haverford Trust

Robert Simpson, BrinkerSimpson; Chairman, Delaware County Chamber of Commerce

Kelly Thornton, Partner, Price Waterhouse

Malcolm Yates, Office of Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon

Brian P. Zidek, Delaware County Council

Joanne Craig, Vice President for Programs, The Foundation for Delaware County

To find out more about the COVID-19 Response Fund, visit here.

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