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African American Empowerment Fund of Delaware (AAEFD)

Grants to Delaware Nonprofits for Education, Economic, and
Social Programs to Benefit African American Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Delaware Community Foundation (DCF)

Deadline Date:

08/31/19 4:30 PM EST

Description:

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Grants of up to $2,500 to Delaware nonprofit organizations to promote the education, economic, and social empowerment of African American residents. Priority will be given to programs that address education, with an emphasis on access to and retention in higher education.

It is the belief of AAEFD that collective giving will immeasurably strengthen and empower African Americans communities across Delaware. Funding critical projects to meet needs such as the removal of barriers to quality education for the youngest Delawarean African Americans are indeed reachable goals.

Applications that focus on the following will be considered:
- Programs that have specific measurable outcomes that assist students between the ages 14 - 18 to prepare for secondary education

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 126547

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding amount requested for 2019 from AAEFD: maximum =$2,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

For consideration, organizations must:
- Have programs that are innovative and focus on higher education access and academic retention
- Have provided services for a minimum of two years
- Have an active board of directors/trustees
- Provide services throughout the state of Delaware
- Provide proof of the organization’s 501(c)(3) status including a letter of good standing
- Serve at least 50% of the African American population
- Have African Americans in leadership position - on the board, in executive and/or staff ranks.
- Include a detailed description of the project budget, not the organization’s budget.

Grants That Will Be Excluded:
- One-time events
- Requests for event sponsorships
- Building improvements and capital campaigns
- Individual request for funding,
- Organizations that received a prior grant but failed the grant evaluation, or;
- Organizations that received a grant from AAEFD for three consecutive years.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Application will be available Aug. 1, 2019.
- Deadline: Aug. 31, 2019 4:30 PM

Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted to the DCF website portal by the deadline.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online grant portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=delcf

Questions may be emailed to AAEFD99@gmail.com. A member of the grants subcommittee or the administrative staff will respond to all questions within 24 hours.

Delaware Community Foundation
Main Office
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 115
PO Box 1636
Wilmington, DE 19899-1636
phone 302.571.8004
fax 302.571.1553

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Delaware