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Delaware Community Foundation awards $298,000 in grants


Boys & Girls Club at H. Fletcher Brown, which received $15,000.

The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) last week announced $298,000 in capital grants for a mix of 18 nonprofits and community groups throughout the state.

The grants target improvement projects with a lasting impact on the populations served by the organizations. These could include land purchases, new construction or the renovation or repair of existing buildings.

“We are so glad we can help nonprofit organizations invest in their infrastructure so they can continue to provide services,” DCF President and CEO Stuart Comstock-Gay said. “These capital grants allow organizations to continue to make a difference.”

The recipients include:

Boys & Girls Club at H. Fletcher Brown – $15,000
To support renovation of an existing weight room to be converted into a recording studio and an audio/visual games room.

Brandywine Valley SPCA – $23,750

To support renovations to the Georgetown facility.

Children & Families First – $7,500
To support renovations to the Georgetown facility.

Delaware Botanic Gardens – $25,000
To support the construction of a welcome center.

Delaware Theatre Company – $25,000
To support improvements to the theater’s HVAC system.

Elizabeth W. Murphey School – $15,000
To support the construction of a maintenance shop in what was once a boiler room on the property.

Habitat for Humanity New Castle County – $15,000
To support the renovation of Habitat’s main office and the ReStore in Price’s Corner.

Ingleside Homes, Inc – $12,000
To support renovations to the kitchen and laundry areas.

Lewes Senior Activity Center – $20,000
To support a capital campaign to renovate existing space, add more parking, and include new outdoor amenities.

Mary Campbell Center – $25,000
To support expansion of the dining area, nursing station, case managers’ office, support station, and physical therapy room.

Music School of Delaware – $15,000
To support repairs to the school’s roof.

NCALL – $20,000
To support the “Restoring Central Dover” project, a major community development initiative focused on revitalizing the downtown area.

Peoples Place II, Inc. – $15,000
To support conversion of a storage trailer to useful workshop space at this emergency family shelter.

Primeros Pasos – $11,250
To support the construction of the third and final building of the new Early Learning Center.

Sacred Heart Housing, Inc. – $15,000
To support the construction of the Village of St. John, which will provide affordable housing for low-income seniors.

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity – $15,000
To support interior renovations to the Race Street property, which houses up to eight AmeriCorps volunteers.

United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware – $3,500
To support renovations to pavilions at Camp Lenape.

Westside Family Healthcare – $20,000
To support roof repair and replacement at its Wilmington health facility.


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