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Our goal in putting this site together was to be more transparent and more accessible. As such, I am glad that you made your way to us and I am hopeful that you'll find what you are looking for - whether it be facts about our history, information about our areas of giving, or details on how to apply for a grant.
Of course, if I can be of assistance in any way, please don't hesitate to reach out. I am always happy to meet with grant seekers - whether Welfare has funded you in the past or you are a first-time applicant.




​Christopher T. Grundner

President & CEO

Our History

Originally formed in 1930 by Pierre S. du Pont, the Welfare Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses its assets and the income they generate to promote the social welfare of people and communities in Delaware and southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. + Read More

Areas of Giving

Grantmaking is the primary strategy used by Welfare Foundation in its philanthropic work. The Foundation typically awards approximately $5 million in grants each year. This section provides a snapshot of our historical areas of giving across the various nonprofit sub-sectors. + Read More

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