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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 June to Wilmington Alliance to assist them in building an additional kitchen for rising entrepreneurs in the Wilmington Kitchen Collective.

Grant Recipient Spotlight

Wilmington Alliance operates Wilmington Kitchen Collective, along with Riverfront Ministries, which is a community-based project dedicated to serving food industry entrepreneurs from marginalized local communities. Their mission is to empower holistic transformation by providing affordable, high-quality commercial kitchen facilities, business development, and economic support to culinary entrepreneurs.
Many of the city’s talented culinary entrepreneurs need assistance with barrier reductions. Wilmington Kitchen Collective provides resources for entrepreneurs that have informal existing businesses in order to become legally operating while encouraging growth, and assisting new entrepreneurs just beginning their career pathway. 


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