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 June to Nehemiah Gateway Community Development Corporation.

Grant Recipient Spotlight

Nehemiah Gateway Community Development Corporation (NGCDC) was established in 2001 to increase opportunities for asset building, financial management, and entrepreneurship for low-to-moderate income clients. NGCDC is a project of Shiloh Baptist Church, Delaware's oldest Black Baptist church, and has a history of understanding community needs and providing essential services through their Economic Empowerment initiative. Their Delaware Tax & Financial Services Campaign, which assists individuals with free income tax preparation for both federal and state income tax returns, lifts more children out of poverty than any other social program, most notably accessing the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).  Read More