Delaware Gives is an initiative of Spur Impact, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Delaware that is focused on connecting and inspiring young professionals to get involved and make an impact in their careers and communities. Thanks to funding from Longwood Foundation, Welfare Foundation, Laffey-McHugh Foundation, and others, Spur Impact is advancing a statewide effort to connect the next generation of community leaders and other professionals and leaders to start thinking more critically about nonprofit and community service, including becoming more financially supportive of causes they care about. We hope the Delaware Gives platform becomes a key resource for the entire Delaware community to learn more about the great nonprofit organizations serving the population of our State.
The coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented challenge. In Delaware, every sector of society is doing its part to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, which causes the illness known as COVID-19. These necessary actions are driving massive changes in daily life, which are especially hard on children in low-income households, the working poor and seniors, most of whom lack essential resources on a good day.
At the same time, as Delaware nonprofits race to address the immediate local consequences of the pandemic, they are tapping funds earmarked for other needs, compromising the network’s capacity to address the long-term consequences of the pandemic.
Volunteer Coordination Through the Delaware Does More: COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, UWDE will coordinate COVID-19-related volunteer activities throughout the state, using its 211 platform and its Volunteer4Covid website.
Assessing & Strengthening Nonprofits to Respond DANA is assessing what nonprofit organizations require to be able to respond successfully to community needs as the long-term impact of the pandemic evolves. Armed with the information from DANA's assessment, the DCF, PD and UWDE will work together to allocate the charitable dollars to have the greatest impact throughout the state. Learn more at DANA's website.