The Welfare Foundation was proud to make grants to the following organizations, among many others, in its June 2022 grant cycle. For a full list of grantees from this and previous cycles, visit Areas of Giving.
Aspira of Delaware to assist with redoing the roof as part of the larger remodeling project on the new ASPIRA Academy High School.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware to assist with expanding their Oak Orchard Club to include more classroom space for 5-12 year olds and to allow them the ability to add teen programming for the first time.
Delaware Public Media to help them purchase and install a generator as part of their overall station relocation project on the campus of Delaware State University.
Elizabeth W. Murphey School, Inc. to assist them with improvements to their water system on their 15-acre campus, which includes replacing metal pipes and installing water filtration in each of their 10 buildings.
Gaudenzia Inc to reconfigure their Claymont space to establish and operate Delaware's first residential Substance Use Disorder treatment campus for Pregnant and Parenting Women.
Leading Youth Through Empowerment to support the purchase of iPads for their 8th grade students.
Little Sisters of the Poor to assist with improvements to the Jeanne Jugan Residence in Newark to meet the needs of current residents, as well as prepare for the residents of tomorrow.
National Council on Agriculture Life & Labor Research Fund (NCALL) to support the purchase of three vacant, uninhabitable Central Dover properties and prepare them to be safe, affordable homes.
True Access Capital to support the upgrade to a cloud-based loan management system in order to implement stronger cybersecurity measures and increase efficiency and productivity.
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Grant Recipient Spotlight
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH) envisions a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Since 1991, they have worked to make affordable homeownership a reality for low-income families across Sussex County. To date, they have built and sold more than 165 homes and made more than 400 home repairs, because often the most affordable home is the home you are already in. Many of these homes are located in Delaware’s focus neighborhoods and are part of transformative redevelopment strategies.
One such neighborhood is the Georgetown community of Kimmeytown, a close-knit, historic area that now faces low incomes, overcrowding, and deteriorating housing stock. With the help of the Welfare Foundation, SCHFH is launching a revitalization strategy that will bring new, affordable homes to the area, critical repairs to existing structures, and community cleanup. In all, SCHFH will build or rehabilitate 10 homes for affordable homeownership, as well as a new construction warehouse and storage building, expanding our capacity to build more and serve more.
At the center of these developments will sit the Jeremiah House, the focus of Welfare’s recent grant. Like much of the surrounding area, the building has aged into disrepair. With key renovations, Jeremiah House will serve as a community educational space and provide five emergency and temporary apartments to future Habitat homeowners, AmeriCorps members, and visiting Habitat volunteers.