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Arsht-Cannon Fund Grant

Grants to Delaware Nonprofits for Education, Healthcare,
and Advocacy Programs that Benefit Latino Residents

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Grants to Delaware nonprofit organizations for a broad range of programs and projects that focus on the integration and well-being of the Latino population. Funding is intended for educational opportunities, access to healthcare, and advocacy programs that promote academic success and health equity.

Funding focuses on providing:

Educational Opportunities - Changing Life Trajectories for Latino Families. Eligible programs help Spanish-dominant immigrant families learn to read and write in their native language as well as to communicate in English. Community and school programs help Latino families integrate and reach academic and career goals.

Programs should change lives by:
- Educating Spanish-dominant Immigrants to gain critical language, parenting, academic, and career skills.
- Assisting Latino children and youth (Kindergarten through High School) to achieve trajectory-changing personal growth, social emotional competence, and academic success.

Access to Healthcare - Creating Healthier Families and Communities: Eligible programs increase bilingual, culturally relevant care (screening, diagnosis, education and treatment) for Latinos affected by chronic stress, mental or behavioral disorders, or other major health common conditions that reduce the quality and length of life. In addition, programs should increase access to critically needed care by supporting affordable, community-based programs staffed by bilingual and culturally sensitive professionals practicing in trusted settings.

Advocacy: Promoting Academic Success and Health Equity: Funding support and collaboration with partners increase community understanding of the education and health issues of Delaware’s Latino families. These partnerships support equity resulting in improved academic success and health by engaging Latino students, their parents, education and health professionals, and community organizations to learn and take actions that shape important policies.

Funding determination (full amount, partial or none) is made at the discretion of the fund advisors, and is based on information gathered during the review process, which may include a site visit. Funding considerations include substantiated needs for funding, strength of plan to result in planned impact and outcomes, organizational resources to conduct the program and plan for program sustainability beyond funding, and documented efforts to collaborate with community institutions, non-profit organizations, etc.

The Fund, in partnership with nonprofit organizations:
- Assesses the needs, challenges, and opportunities experienced by Latino families as well as the social and political environments that influence their health and learning.
- Increases the quality and growth of the most impactful educational programs, identifying strategies that increase learner recruitment, retention and long-term impact.
- Strengthens parent engagement in their children’s education, psychosocial development, and pathways to independence.
- Supports the preparation and hiring of more bilingual and culturally-sensitive educators and healthcare providers.
- Improves access to healthcare through collaboration with health systems and community providers – exploring the use of technology to connect patients/families to providers.
- Collaborates with trusted nonprofits associated with local community institutions such as schools, libraries, parks, and churches to increase accessibility for education and health services.
- Connects with nonprofit providers, funders, and private and public partners to facilitate and fund collaborative programs and services.
- Expands the understanding of the culture and needs of Hispanic Delawareans.
- Educates and engages community members and organizations to advocate for public awareness and policy development.

As a result of this work, the Arsht-Cannon Fund will fund programs, aligned with the mission and goals, which have the greatest impact on the largest number of participants.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179418

Term of Contract:

While funding is provided for one year, some proposals may be eligible for a second or third year of support.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for grant submission:
- Your organization must have documentation of 501(c)3 status.
- Your proposed program must serve people living in Delaware.
- Your intended program impact and outcomes must be aligned with the mission of the Arsht-Cannon Fund.

Funding is not available for capital expenses or capital campaigns.

Pre-Application Information:

Pre-Application Process:
Prior to submitting a completed Arsht-Cannon Fund Grant Application, the Executive Director of the nonprofit organization is required to complete the Arsht-Cannon Fund Pre-Proposal Form, which should provide the approximate amount of the grant request needed.

Dr. Christine Cannon, Executive Director of the Arsht-Cannon Fund, will be in contact by email and/or telephone to discuss whether the proposal application is appropriate for your funding request.

If so, the Arsht-Cannon Fund Grant Application will be emailed for your use. Please allow no less than two weeks between submitting your pre-proposal form and the submission deadline. The approximate amount of the grant request needed should be provided in the pre-proposal form.

Application Deadlines:

Grant applications are accepted for review at the following submission deadlines:

April 1: For mid-June funding.
October 1: For mid-December funding.

Pre-proposal form must be submitted before March 15.

In the event that the 1st of the month falls on a Saturday or Sunday, a deadline of the following Monday is acceptable.

About the Foundation:
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Contact Information:

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

Pre-Proposal Form: See the URL for Full Text Link below.

Staff Contact:
Dr. Christine A. Cannon
Executive Director


40 East Main Street
Suite #151
Newark, Delaware 19711

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Delaware