Wilmington Savings Fund Society (WSFS) Foundation Grant

Grants to Delaware Nonprofits and K-12 Public Schools for
Educational Programs in Underserved Communities

GrantWatch ID#: 179085
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Wilmington Savings Fund Society (WSFS) Foundation

Ongoing - Until 30 days prior to May 1st and November 1st

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Grants to Delaware nonprofits and public schools for K-12 educational programs. Priority will be given to programs that will benefit children attending local public schools in underserved communities. Funding is intended for initiatives that are creative, innovative, sustainable and replicable, and that give students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and achieve academic excellence.

The following criteria will be used to evaluate the grant proposal:

- The targeted student population the program will impact
- The success of previously implemented programs, or failures that will be remedied through the application of this grant
- Evidence of need
- Viability of program replication
- Evidence of previously achieved benchmarks against which outcomes can be measured
- Demonstrated ability to implement systemic change

The Foundation primarily supports educational programs that can be administered in K-12 public schools. Additionally, grants may be awarded to 501(c)(3) organizations whose primary focus is educational programs enrich the curriculum and academic performance of underserved communities of Delaware.

The Foundation will not provide funding to the following types of organizations, programs or activities:

- Individuals
- Private schools
- Scholarship programs
- Debt reduction
- Religious programs
- Endowments or capital campaigns

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis, however the submission process will conclude for each grant cycle 30 days before the committee meets (30 days before May 1st and 30 days before November 1st). Viable grant applications will be reviewed by the Corporate Contributions Committee then, if recommended for consideration, the application will be forwarded to the WSFS Foundation Board.


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

Apply online:

Vernita Dorsey
Phone: 302-571-7090

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USA: Delaware

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