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Next Generation - Southern Delaware

Grants to Delaware Nonprofits in Eligible Locations
to Prevent Substance Abuse and Addiction

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Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) - Next Generation – Southern Delaware

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Grants to Delaware nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for programs that address and prevent substance abuse. The purpose of this program is to support programs and services such as mental health services, treatment services, addiction prevention and education, and organizations supporting families that have experienced addiction. Funding is intended to address underlying social challenges faced by the most vulnerable Delawareans in Kent and Sussex Counties.

Next Gen South is interested in actvities that:

    • Demonstrate vision, effectiveness, good management and action for positive change.
    • Encourage collaboration between agencies and reduce duplication of services.
    • Leverage funds from other sources.
    • Create a sense of community through neighborhood involvement and outreach.
    • Include an evaluation component.

    Proposals for competitive grants are considered on the basis of how they address addiction and enhance the quality of life for Delawareans. Next Gen South is particularly interested in proactive, preventative and future-thinking proposals. 

    GrantWatch ID#:

    GrantWatch ID#: 172189

    Additional Eligibility Criteria:

    Only nonprofit organizations within the state of Delaware that have a 501(c)(3) designation by the Internal Revenue Service are eligible to apply. Agencies receiving Next Gen South grants must serve the state of Delaware and its residents without discrimination based on race, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin or sexual orientation.

    Not eligible for support:
    - Endowment.
    - Debt reduction.
    - Religious organizations for sectarian purposes.
    - Annual fundraising campaigns or general operating expenses.
    - Projects completed before the date of grant approval by the Next Gen South membership
    - Sports clubs or leagues.
    - Individuals.

    Pre-Application Information:

    Deadline: August 15, 2020

    Next Gen South has one competitive Program Grant cycle each year. Grants will be awarded by November 2020.

    All applications that meet Next Gen South’s guidelines are thoroughly reviewed by the committee. Because Next Gen South receives more grant requests than it is able to support, nonprofit organizations are encouraged to seek funding from multiple sources for a particular program or project.


    Contact Information:

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


    For more information, please contact Sarah Grunewald, vice president for community impact at the DCF, at or 302.504.5267.

    For more information about the DCF’s grantmaking process, contact Yolanda Rushdan, Program Associate, at or 302.504.5239.

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