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. 

Grant Recipient Spotlight

After several years of planning, Sussex Montessori School (SMS) will open in September 2020 with 260 children in grades K1-3, then add one grade per year until full enrollment with 455 students in K1-6 by 2023.

The Montessori Method creates students who are confident, persistent, adaptable, responsible, creative, and academically prepared. It is designed to educate the whole child, utilizing personalized learning, peer relationships, and real-life skills to develop innovative thinkers and global citizens. 

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The Welfare Foundation was proud to provide a grant in June to Sussex Montessori School to establish the first charter elementary school in Sussex County in order to maximize opportunities for students living in this rural environment.