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Eighteen Delaware nonprofit organizations serving women and girls are pleased to receive a record-breaking $243,070 in grants from the Delaware Community Foundation’s Fund for Women.


What could a $4,000 check bring? You?

At the Delaware Shakespeare Festival, it will help equip students at Serviam Girls Academy with the tools for confident public speaking and interpersonal communication.

The FFW’s charitable donations have highlighted skills that will last a lifetime.

By investing in the lives of women and girls and making it easier for them to give back when they are able, FFW has been able to award over $243,000 in grants to Delaware nonprofits.

The highest amount awarded was a whopping $15,000.

Fourteen of the 18 nonprofits at the gala received this large check from FFW for their work with women and girls in our state.

Survivor Ventures received one of these grants to expand its Survivors to Entrepreneurs program, which provides assistance with housing and job searches and access to trauma-informed, human trafficking-specific behavioral mental health counseling services.

Other groups focused on similar missions, while still others offered assistance with women’s health risks, immigration, empowerment, cultural and spiritual assistance, and more.


The full list of winners includes:

Catholic Charities-Diocese of Wilmington ($15,000, statewide) – Expanding the organization’s Basic Needs Program to include a child care subsidy and ongoing case support for mothers returning to work.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition ($15,000, statewide) – Reduce health disparities statewide by eliminating insurance, language, cultural and socioeconomic barriers in underserved populations, including women of color who are at higher risk for triple-negative or late-stage breast cancer.

Leading Youth Through Empowerment ($15,000, nationwide) – To provide BIPOC girls from underserved communities the opportunity to change their life trajectory through a challenging high school education leading to college admission.

Survivor Ventures ($15,000, nationwide) – Enhance the Survivors to Entrepreneurs program, which provides comprehensive supports including rental subsidies, housing placement, utility assistance, supported employment and business development services, and access to trauma-informed, trafficking-specific behavioral mental health counseling services.

The Salvation Army ($14,570, nationwide) – Use the Healing Art Studio method to process trauma by focusing on emotional, relational and personal growth through art.

Unite for HER ($15,000, nationwide) – Providing integrative therapies to bridge health disparities, meet a basic need, and enable underserved people and/or women of color with breast or ovarian cancer to adhere to treatment.

Zoe Ministries, DE ($15,000, nationwide) – Provide trauma-informed, survivor-centered services including therapy, counseling, equine therapy, mentoring, medical care, legal advocacy, education, job training, life skills, and optional spiritual studies to female sex trafficking survivors ages 12 to 17.

CHILD, Inc. ($15,000, New Castle County) – Providing rental assistance and funding for other transitional needs to ensure victims and their children have stable housing.

Delaware Shakespeare Festival ($4,000, New Castle County) – To provide the students of the Serviam Girls Academy with the tools for confident public speaking and authentic interpersonal communication.

Friendship House, Inc. ($15,000, New Castle County) – Restore reputation, renew spirit and reinvent women who are in conflict with the law or homeless. To provide women with the opportunity to learn the skills needed to succeed in the workplace, to provide career readiness activities so that women can begin the process of finding long-term employment and, ultimately, to secure long-term employment.

Latin American Community Center ($15,000, New Castle County) – Increase the number and duration of infant breastfeeding in the WIC-eligible Latino population by providing education and resources to expectant and breastfeeding mothers and providing essentials for their babies by celebrating motherhood at biannual community baby showers.

Ministry of Caring Inc. ($15,000, New Castle County) – In partnership with Dignity Grows at Jewish Family Services; providing free hygiene kits and wellness training to homeless women.

Read Delaware ($15,000, New Castle and Sussex counties) – To meet the educational needs of Hispanic mothers and their children in Delaware.

STEHM INC ($4,500, New Castle County) – Homeless women will be taught basic financial decision-making skills through one-on-one sessions with a certified financial coach from Stand By Me, a Wilmington-based nonprofit focused on financial education, and through participation in finance-related workshops.

Wilmington Hope Commission ($15,000, New Castle County) – To familiarize recently incarcerated women with cognitive behavioral interventions, case management, labor market preparation, and trauma-informed reintegration programs.

Central Delaware Housing Collaborative ($15,000, Kent County) – Supporting case management services that assist homeless single women at House of Hope (HoH) on their path to independence.

People’s Place II Inc. ($15,000, Kent and Sussex Counties) – Providing specialized therapeutic services to victims of domestic violence for adult and juvenile victims and their children, providing health care to victims of domestic violence in the community, providing primary prevention programs for youth in public high schools, and providing intervention treatment for victims of abuse in Kent and Sussex Counties.

La Esperanza, Inc. ($10,000, Sussex County) – Providing courses and coaching to help migrant women navigate unfamiliar financial systems and gain a foothold in the community.

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