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Marydale Retirement Village receives $20,000 grant for capital improvements

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Bishop W. Francis Malooly speaks at Marydale Retirement Village in Newark in 2019. The village has received a grant to help with two projects. Dialog file photo

The Catholic Ministry to the Elderly of the Diocese of Wilmington has received a $20,000 grant from the Delaware Community Foundation, the DCF announced Jan. 20. The money was part of more than $267,000 in 2022 capital grants distributed to 16 organizations around the state.

The funds will be used at Marydale Retirement Village in Newark, which houses 110 people in 108 small apartments. It will go toward a new security system and materials to build a new storage unit.

Since 1989, the Delaware Community Foundation has given out more than $7 million in capital grants. They are funded primarily by the Delaware Forever Fund, which consists of gifts made to the foundation for discretionary grantmaking. Capital grants support projects that have “a lasting, positive impact on the population served by the organization,” according to the DCF. They typically range from $5,000 to $20,000, but they can go up to $25,000.