WELFARE FOUNDATION, INC.
The Welfare Foundation was proud to make grants to the following organizations, among many others, in its December 2022 grant cycle. For a full list of grantees from this and previous cycles, visit Areas of Giving.
4 Youth Productions to assist with the purchase of cameras and computers to keep their photography program up-to-date with technology.
Academia Antonia Alonso Charter School to help outfit their new school space with the technology and resources, including busses for transportation, that students require.
DETV Foundation to assist with outfitting a second studio to cut down on transporting equipment and enable them to expand informational local programming.
Family Promise of Northern New Castle County to support the purchase of a property to build an a new shelter to assist an additional 40-50 families per year.
Food Bank of Delaware to assist in building a brand new facility in Milford to serve Kent and Sussex Counties and move more Delawareans away from food insecurity.
Friends of Hockessin Colored School 107, Inc. to help preserve the historic school that ended segregation and turn it into a center for diversity and inclusion.
Impact Life to support the creation of The Sanctuary at Impact Life Farm, an agricultural-based women-only recovery program with permanent recovery housing - a first in Delaware.
The Challenge Program to support their construction training program with new tires for their forklift and truck, and a new (used) vehicle to replace one that was destroyed during Hurricane Ida flooding.
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Grant Recipient Spotlight
The Springboard Collaborative mobilizes resources to provide solutions for homelessness and a pathway to self-sufficiency through employment and permanent housing. Their pallet village concept, which has been instituted in more than 80 communities nationwide, is new to the state and brings an innovative solution to address Georgetown's well-documented homelessness crisis.
The village provides safe, secure small housing, food and services to stabilize people in crisis and help prepare them for independent living. Springboard has a referral list of 69 individuals ready to enter the shelter village. They plan to bring up to 60 people at one time, sheltered in 40 small, modular cabins, that includes essential wrap-around services. These include physical and mental health care, addiction remediation, food, safe and secure shelter with individual HVAC units, caseworker management of a life plan with specific objectives, training and education as needed, assistance with permanent housing, and employment.
The average village participant needs only 6 months of rehabilitation before they are able to become self-sufficient. About 60% of participants are successful with this model.
Welfare’s grant assisted Springboard with constructing a Community Services Center for the Georgetown Pallet Village. The Center will serve as the hub for key support activities for Village participants.