Ten More Grants Released This Week From Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund

Brody Council of Darby (volunteer) and Dawn Martin, from Sen. Kearney’s office, pack food at Friendship Circle to distribute to the home bound. Image via Senior Community Services and Foundation for Delaware County.

The Foundation for Delaware County released 10 more grants this week  from the Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund.

Since the fund’s creation, 34 grants and $221,755 in funds have been distributed to 34 front line organizations.

There is currently $500,000 in the fund, thanks to ongoing donations, including recent gifts from PECO, Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Memorial Fund and Park Power.

The fund supports area nonprofits at the forefront of the region’s COVID-19 assistance efforts.

This is the third release of funds to community nonprofits since the fund launched.

“We will continue to do everything we can to support nonprofits, providing emergency aid on behalf of those in need, and are tremendously gratified by the generosity of donors we’ve worked with since the foundation began in 2016 as well as new donors who’ve stepped forward in this crisis.” says foundation president, Frances Sheehan.

Round three grantees include:

  • ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter: $5,000 for families living with ALS in their in-home care program, in Delaware County.
  • Anna’s Place: $7,000 for grocery store gift cards for seniors with housing insecurities and those suffering from mental illness.
  • Breathing Room Foundation: $6,000 to provide Delaware County cancer patients transportation to treatment, care packets (food or gift cards) and nutritional supplements.
  • Bringing Hope Home: $4,000 to provide Delaware County cancer patients with grocery store gift cards.
  • Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired: $5,000 to provide transportation services for the blind and visually impaired that need help with grocery shopping, banking, prescriptions, and necessary medical appointments.
  • Chester Arts and Cultural Center Corporation: $10,800 to provide boxes of produce for distribution to Chester Housing Authority (CHA) residents in need.
  • Elwyn: $10,000 for personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff that supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Community Residential Services (CRS) homes in Delaware County.
  • Jewish Relief Agency: $5,000 for boxes of food and hygiene products to be delivered to food-insecure families living in Delaware County.
  • Senior Community Services: $10,000 for their Home Delivered Meal program.
  • Saint Katherine Drexel Food Pantry: $10,000 to provide food for Chester City residents living in a designated region.

The foundation expresses its deepest gratitude to everyone for digging deeper, including the following donors who gave at the $5,000 level or more:

Bank of America, Barra Foundation, Boggs Family Fund, Crozer Keystone Health System, Carol and Daniel DuPont, DO, Ed and Ellen Hanway, Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Memorial Fund, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, Gallagher, Mike and Sofia Magnavita, Park Power, PECO, PFM, PNC, Joan Richards, Scholler Foundation, Nathan Speare Foundation, Lynne Steuerle Fund, Kate and Brian Zidek.

Contact Ellen Grill at 610-744-1015 or egrill@delcofoundation.org to find out how to support the Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund.