New Round of COVID-19 Fund Grants; Distributed Funds Cross $500,000 Mark

Sandra from CADRES wearing Personal Protective Equipment. Image via The Foundation for Delaware County.

The Foundation for Delaware County has released its 14th  round of grants from the Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund.

This week, four grants, totaling $35,000, will be distributed, including two $10,000 grants for personal protective equipment (PPE) to Carelink Community Support Services and Children and Adults Disability and Educational Services (CADES) so that staff can continue to work with individuals with disabilities.

In total, the Response Fund has awarded more than $525,000 through 66 grants to essential nonprofits serving Delaware County.

The Response Fund has secured more than $675,000 in donations thanks to the generosity of many individuals, businesses and foundations.

Nonprofits are encouraged to apply. Grants help restart childcare service operations safely, provide food boxes and essential items such as diapers and basic hygiene products to low-income families, provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline workers, give breakfast and lunch items for students, and much more.

The complete list of Response Fund grantees is available here.

 The most recent recipients of Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund grants are:

CareLink Community Support Services: $10,000 for staff PPE. Staff work with individuals with persistent mental illness and/or developmental disabilities in Delaware County.

Children and Adults Disability and Educational Services (CADES): $10,000 for staff PPE. Staff work with individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities in Delaware County.

Cradles to Crayons: $5,000 for essential supplies to support families in Delaware County.

The Salvation Army: $10,000 for equipment to comply with public health requirements for their shelter in Chester.

For more information and updates, you can visit the foundation at or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @delcofdn.

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