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The Chichester DuPont Foundation Grant

Grants to Delaware Nonprofits for Education,
Health Care, and the Environment

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Chichester DuPont Foundation

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

09/01/17 Receipt


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Grants of up to $50,000 to Delaware nonprofit organizations for activities in the areas of education, environment, and health care. LOIs are due August 1. Preference will be given to requests for special projects, new initiatives, capital improvements, and the expansion of current programs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181026

Estimated Size of Grant:

In general, the Foundation does not consider requests for more than $50,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants are usually awarded for one year only. Projects in areas the Foundation has a special interest may be considered for multi-year funding. Organizations may reapply from one year to the next.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only those LOI’s that demonstrate one or more of the following relationships may be invited to submit a formal grant proposal:

-Your organization is located in Delaware
-Your organization serves underprivileged children in the State of Delaware
-One or more of the Foundation’s Trustees have an established relationship with your organization

Applications must provide a copy of your IRS Section 501(c)(3) status.

The Foundation does not consider requests for programs outside the United States. Grants are never made to individuals or organizations carrying on propaganda or attempting to influence legislation.

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals. All organizations seeking to submit a grant proposal must first submit an electronic Letter of Inquiry (LOI) by August 1.

Organizations are strongly urged to submit their LOI early. An acceptance of a Letter of Inquiry does not guarantee funding.

The Foundation will make its best effort to respond within two (2) weeks from the time your LOI is received.

All grants must be submitted on or before September 1.

The Trustees meet on or about December 1 and grants are awarded and distributed on or before December 31.


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Grant Review Process:

Contact Information:

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

LOIs should be directed to:

Chichester duPont Foundation, Inc.
Attn: Secretary
5720 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807

And sent via email to

Gregory F. Fields, Secretary

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Delaware