Strategic response grants awarded to nonprofits

August 2, 2020

In its 13th round of grants, the Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund at the Delaware Community Foundation awarded $210,426 to 11 nonprofit organizations providing services to communities throughout the state.

Grantees serving Sussex County are: Kent-Sussex Industries, $25,000 for equipment and renovation of program space; Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, $27,440 for technology for various purposes, including a website redesign to integrate online ReStore sales; YMCA Delaware, $50,000 to improve indoor safety and air quality through ventilation and filtration; Developing Artist Collaboration (Dewey Artists), $3,400 for electronics for the Creative Career Service Program; Historic Lewes Farmers Market, $7,500 for signage and equipment to reopen safely.

In this 13th round of grants, 49 applicants requested $1.7 million from the COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund. The fund, which launched March 18, has awarded $3 million to 139 Delaware nonprofits so far. Through the Community Needs Grants Program, the fund awarded weekly grants March 27-May 22, two rounds of grants in June, and is slated to award monthly grants July to December.

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