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Mission Statement

Originally formed in 1930 by Pierre S. du Pont and headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the Welfare Foundation is a IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses its assets and the income they generate to promote the social welfare of people and communities across the State of Delaware and in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. 

The Welfare Foundation was proud to provide a grant in December to The Springboard Collaborative to assist them in building a community center for their Pallet Shelter Village.

Grant Recipient Spotlight

The Springboard Collaborative mobilizes resources to provide solutions for homelessness and a pathway to self-sufficiency through employment and permanent housing. Their pallet village concept, which has been instituted in more than 80 communities nationwide, is new to the state and brings an innovative solution to address Georgetown's well-documented homelessness crisis.

The village provides safe, secure small housing, food and services to stabilize people in crisis and help prepare them for independent living. They plan to bring up to 60 people at one time, sheltered in 40 small, modular cabins, that includes essential wrap-around services.


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