The following community leaders have been elected to lead the largest philanthropy in Delaware County:
“We are thrilled to have a diverse and deep bench of dedicated Delaware County residents leading The Foundation for Delaware County,” says Frances Sheehan, president.
“It is an exciting time for the foundation as we assist in the development of a new Delaware County Public Health Department and manage grant programs like the Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund, the Delco Census Action Fund, and the Delco Strong 2 Nonprofit Fund.
The diverse experience of our board members will be a real asset as we continue to build a philanthropic engine to move Delaware County forward.”
The Foundation for Delaware County is a public charity founded in 2016. It is the largest philanthropy service Delaware County.
It is one of 780 community foundations across the United States. It focuses on encouraging philanthropy to address difficult community issues and makes grants to strengthen Delaware County’s nonprofit community,
In March, the foundation distributed more than $1 million in grants to improve the well-being of the diverse residents in the county.
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With headquarters in Media and services sites in Eddystone, Upper Darby and Springfield, The Foundation for Delaware County also operates Healthy Start, the WIC nutrition program and Nurse-Family Partnership.
Other programs include Drug Free Communities El Centro (a Hispanic resource center) and a health resource center for students in the Chester Upland School District, which serves one of the region’s poorest communities.
To learn more, visit the foundation on the web at www.delcofoundation.org and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @DelcoFdn.