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The Delaware Grantmakers Association exists to provide information, education, networking and collaboration opportunities to individuals, corporations, and foundations who make significant charitable contributions in Delaware, and to strengthen philanthropy through public information and advocacy. It also works to increase the number of institutional donors supporting nonprofits in the state.

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Delaware Grantmakers was created to strengthen philanthropy in Delaware by providing information, education, networking and collaboration opportunities.

Membership is open to individuals, foundations, and corporations who make philanthropic contributions in Delaware.  (We are happy to answer questions from grant-seekers but at this time membership is not open to nonprofit agencies seeking funding).

Please use our website to share information, collaborate, exchange and grow – that's why we're here and we hope you are too. Engage and explore anytime, from anywhere there's a web connection.

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Our Mission:  

The Delaware Grantmakers Association advances the growth of effective philanthropy that promotes improved quality of life in Delaware through education, networking, and collaboration.



Delaware Grantmakers hire new President and CEO

The Delaware Grantmakers Association would like to announce the selection of Cynthia Pritchard, CFRE as its new President and CEO succeeding Wil Sherk who founded and led the organization for six years. Wil Sherk will continue to serve the non-profit community through his consulting firm.  The selection was made after a national search and selection process. Cynthia will begin her work for DGA in February 14, 2017.

"We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” reported Daryl Graham, DGA Board Chair. "Cynthia is a wonderful hire as DGA’s next President and CEO, because she has the knowledge, skills, experience, passion, and commitment to lead DGA into the future, as articulated in DGA’s new strategic plan. We have found our next ‘chief advocate’ for the organization and Delaware’s philanthropic community.” She has served nonprofits in a leadership level in program, fundraising, operations and as an executive, and has a breadth of perspective and experience.”

 "I look forward to serving and partnering with the philanthropic community in this new capacity,” remarks Cynthia. "I am dedicated to this sector because it provides vital investments to the critical needs of Delawareans. The Delaware Grantmakers Association plays a key role in supporting and developing meaningful contributions to this state’s quality of life.”





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This overview was prepared by the University of Delaware Center for Community Research and Service as background for the DGA panel discussion on this subject.It is a valuable resource for members who are working on strategies to reduce the impact of poverty and provide ways to move beyond it.

Poverty om Delaware Overview

Philanthropy in The First State
This report, commissioned by the Delaware Philanthropy Forum in 2009, provides valuable information about the state of the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors in the state.

A Post-Recession Assessment of Philanthropy in Delaware
This is a companion to the 2010 report, updating the state of the independent sector today.

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