In its 13th round of grants, the Delaware Covid-19 Strategic Response Fund of the Delaware Community Foundation awarded $ 210,426 to 11 nonprofits providing services to communities across the state.
The grants will help meet a wide range of community needs throughout the pandemic.
Delaware Children’s Museum – $ 20,000 for life safety equipment, social distancing signage, sneeze guards and other equipment to ensure a safe reopening.
Kent-Sussex Industries – $ 25,000 to renovate and equip the application space.
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity – $ 27,440 for technology for a variety of functions, including a website redesign to integrate ReStore sales online.
West End Neighborhood House – $ 20,086 to get an outside classroom, disposable masks and a method of temperature control.
YMCA Delaware – $ 50,000 to improve homeland safety and air quality through filtration and ventilation.
Kent County Code Purple – $ 25,000 to get a food truck to send food to the homeless in Kent and Sussex County.
Delaware Zoological Society – $ 6,600 for online ticketing software.
Creative Artist Collaboration (Dewey Artists) – $ 3,400 for electronic equipment to its Creative Career Service Program.
Kalmar Nyckel – $ 5,400 for an electronic field trip program.
Serviam Girls Academy – $ 20,000 to prepare for a safe reopening, such as safety and health training for teachers and management.
Lewes Historic Farmers Market – $ 7,500 for equipment and signage to innovate safely.
In this 13th round of grants, 49 applicants requested $ 1.7 million from the Covid-19 Strategic Response Fund.
The fund, which started on March 18, has so far donated $ 3 million to 139 Delaware nonprofits. Throughout the Community Needs Grants program, the fund granted weekly licenses from March 27 to May 22, two rounds of grants in June, is also expected to grant annual licenses from July to December.
The next application deadline is August 10. For more information and to apply, see delcf.org/community-needs-grants.
Covid-19 award helps families and their pets
Throughout the summer, three local animal shelters have woken up to provide essential pet food and cat litter to households in Delaware.
The Faithful Friends Animal Society, Delaware Humane Association and Delaware SPCA have partnered with all other offices in each county to sponsor four pet wardrobe events, due to this award given to the Covid Strategic Response Fund. -19. See above).
In the four Drive-Up pet food banks that the groups were able to manage, 1,960 people, 1,419 dogs, 1,948 cats, and 62% of those people said they or their loved ones were influenced. by the Covid-19 pandemic.
All three associations will continue their efforts to help the community by providing free inventories of pet food and supplies to our associations, stored for pet owners and colony keepers in need.
Throughout the Smyrna Drive-Up Pet Food Bank has served 532 people, 460 dogs, 790 cats, with 80 percent of those people saying they or their loved ones are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In July, the Seaford Drive-Up pet food bank had 412 people, 299 puppies, 560 cats, 67% of whom said they or their loved ones were influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In May, the Wilmington and NewarkDrive-Up Pet Food Bank served 1,016 people, 547 dogs, 598 cats, with just over 50% of those people saying they or their loved ones are affected by the outbreak.
Energize Delaware partners with Catholic charities
Energize Delaware announced a new partnership with Catholic Charities to create a $ 200,000 fund to provide emergency financial assistance for the payment of utility and gas bills to those at risk of service disconnection. This fund was designed to help around 400 in-demand residents who fall between the gaps in the additional program offerings.
Energize Delaware Executive Director Tony DePrima said, “Meeting the needs of Delawarens in crisis helps financially stabilize households and provides the tools to stay in their homes successfully. Energize Delaware is pleased to partner with Catholic Charities to help at-risk populations maintain their energy needs.
After a tax assessment interview has been conducted by the case managers, funding will be provided to people who are determined to have been influenced by the coronavirus pandemic.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington is a social service company, providing essential health services to more than 83,000 families and individuals living in Delaware and the east coast of Maryland. No one is excluded from service because of their race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin or ability to cover.
Energize Delaware is a non-profit organization providing a single source to help people and businesses save money through clean energy and efficiency.