DCF Capital Grants

Delaware Community Foundation

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Predicted deadline: Nov 6, 2021 3:00pm PDT

Grant amount: Up to US $20,000

Fields of work: Real Estate & Housing Environmental Conservation Humanities & Social Science Community Development & Revitalization Animal Welfare - General Environment Art & Culture Human & Social Services Health & Medicine Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project

Location of project: Delaware

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



Capital Grants

The DCF supports projects that have a lasting, positive impact on the population or region served by the applicant organization.

The DCF defines capital as “construction, major renovation or repair of buildings and/or the purchase of land.” Capital grants typically range from $5,000 to $20,000, with a maximum award of $25,000. 

Funding for Grants

Funding for capital grants is provided primarily through the State of Delaware Fund, which was created in 1989 with a $2 million appropriation from the Delaware General Assembly. Additional funding for capital grants is provided by the Foundation’s unrestricted and field-of-interest funds.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Only 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations within the State of Delaware and those outside the state that benefit Delawareans are eligible to apply.
  • What We Support
    • The Foundation supports organizations and programs throughout the State of Delaware that address a wide range of community needs, including, but not limited to, health and human services, the arts, humanities and culture, the environment, animal welfare, housing and community development.


  • What We Don’t Support
    • Non-501(c)3 nonprofit organizations
    • Sports clubs, leagues or facilities
    • Educational institutions
    • Religious organizations for sectarian purposes
      • (However, projects that serve the entire community, regardless of religious affiliation, are eligible for support.)
    • Individuals
    • Purchase of office equipment, furniture or electronics
    • Purchase of vehicles (i.e. mobile machines that transport people or cargo)
    • Endowment
    • Annual fundraising campaigns or general operating expenses
    • Projects completed before June 30, 2018
    • Special events
    • Debt reduction
  • Capital grant recipients must wait for the completion of two capital grant-making cycles before applying for another capital grant.


This page was last reviewed October 12, 2020 and last updated October 12, 2020