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

The Welfare Foundation was proud to provide a grant in December to La Red Health Center to assist them with COVID-19 safety upgrades to their main site in Georgetown, as they work toward re-establishing on-site patient visits to 100% of the pre-pandemic levels.

La Red Health Center (LRHC) will celebrate its 20th anniversary in February 2021. Started by a network of physicians who partnered with a local hospital, community center, faith-based organization and the government to help individuals in Sussex County facing significant barriers to healthcare, LRHC has become a Federally Qualified Health Center that operates three Family Practice Sites, the Wellness Center at Sussex Tech High School, and two satellite sites at the CHEER Longneck and Ocean View Activity Centers. LRHC now serves approximately 16,000 patients per year via 55,000 office visits by providing an array of services that include Pediatric & Adolescent Services, Adult & Senior Services, Women's Health Services, Screening Services for Chronic Diseases, Oral Health Services, and Behavioral Health Services for Children and Adults. Read more