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 the Nanticoke Indian Association to assist them with their new Cultural Community Center to help grow impact & long-term transformational change in the Nanticoke Indian community.

Grant Recipient Spotlight

In 1881, the Nanticoke Indian tribe was first recognized by the State of Delaware. Over 140 years later, the organization that bears their name — The Nanticoke Indian Association Inc. (NIA) — continues to honor the spirit and deep commitment of the Nanticoke Tribe and its cultural heritage. NIA improves and promotes the well-being of the Nanticoke Indian Community and increases the visibility of American Indian cultures in rural areas in order to cultivate awareness, understanding, and respect, while also preserving the existence of the Nanticoke Tribe as an Aboriginal/Indigenous Society through conservation, education and cultural awareness programs.