The latest round of grants from the Delaware Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund benefited 13 nonprofit organizations, including Catholic Charities. A total of $233,000 was distributed in the fifth round of funding.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington received $12,500 to provide case management for families in need statewide. Charities recently has experienced a large increase in requests for financial assistance and service during the coronavirus pandemic shutdown.
Thirty-five applicants applied for $1.3 million from the fund, which launched on Mary 18. Sixty-two recipients have received $1.5 million thus far.
The fund will provide grants weekly through Memorial Day, then resume two weeks later. Application deadlines are noon on May 11 and 18 for the pre-Memorial Day funding and June 1 and 15 for the later awards. The June grants will target nonprofit organizations, with specific guidelines that will be posted on the DCF website.
The Longwood Foundation recently awarded a $500,000 grant to the DCF with the stipulation that the community must raise a matching amount by May 30. To contribute to the fund, go to www.delcf.org/covid19-fund or contact Joan Hoge-North at firstname.lastname@example.org.