This latest round includes five grants, totaling $55,740.
Among these, the foundation awarded an $18,240 grant for Chester Upland School District (CUSD) to fund Parent Technology Support Centers.
The Centers will educate, train and assist parents who are helping their children with virtual learning. Services will also meet language needs of Spanish, Arabic and French speaking families.
A $10,000 grant was distributed to Teacher’s Teammates, an organization distributing 3,000 bags for elementary school students in the William Penn School District (WPSD) so they can fully participate in virtual learning.
The bags include items such as pencils, pens, a white board, crayons, markers, glue sticks, a composition book and more.
The Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund has crossed the $580,000 mark in funds distributed to essential nonprofits.
It has secured more than $685,000 in donations thanks to the generosity of many individuals, businesses and foundations.
“We are so grateful for the generosity of every individual that has contributed to the Response Fund,” said Joanne Craig, vice president for Programs. “We continue to see people disproportionately affected by this crisis. The foundation will do everything we can to support the nonprofit organizations serving Delaware County during the pandemic and we encourage them to apply for funding.”
Grants have helped nonprofits to re-open 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, supply breakfast and lunch items for students, and much more.
The complete list of grantees from the Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund is available here.
The following organizations are new recipients of grants awarded from the Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund:
Chester Upland School District (CUSD): $18,240 for Parent Technology Support Centers.
College Possible: $7,500 to support technology needed to recruit, engage and work with Delaware County high school students planning to attend college.
Mercy Catholic: $10,000 for grocery store gift cards for families using church-related food pantries to supplement those food baskets with ethnic food not available.
Tyler Arboretum: $10,000 to grow produce to support and supplement several Delaware County food pantries.
Teachers’ Teammates: $10,000 for grab and go bags for elementary school students in the William Penn School District (WPSD).
For more information and updates, you can visit the foundation at www.delcofoundation.org or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @delcofdn.