Human Service Grant Program in Sussex doles out $225,000

GEORGETOWN — Youth, low-income individuals and the elderly again serve as top-level beneficiaries of Sussex County’s Human Service Grant Program — a $225,000 initiative that will assist more than 80 nonprofits countywide. At its meeting Tuesday, Sussex County Council unanimously approved the program for fiscal year 2021, as presented by Gina Jennings, the county’s finance […]

Delaware Nonprofit Support Fund to help organizations

WILMINGTON — The state has created a $25 million Delaware Nonprofit Support Fund, to help organizations that have provided critical services to Delawareans and Delaware families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. John Carney and New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced on Wednesday. The fund uses $20 million from federal allocations by the Coronavirus Aid, […]

Commentary: Delaware should value nonprofits with investment

By Sheila Bravo and Cynthia Pritchard Nonprofits are institutions solely focused on making communities stronger. This is certainly true of our nonprofits in Delaware. In the toughest times, they do the toughest work. Whether is it rebuilding our communities or restoring the well-being of those they serve, when called upon, nonprofits do the work it […]

‘The Post’ celebrates First Amendment win

DOVER — Today’s column is not meant to be a film review, but rather an ode to the First Amendment and an old friend of the Delaware State News. Last weekend, this editor took in “The Post” — starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks — and found it to be quite a thrilling story about […]

COMMENTARY: Delaware’s social contract in jeopardy

Delaware has a longstanding social contract where nonprofit organizations like YWCA Delaware are entrusted to serve the most vulnerable populations in order to strengthen the quality of life for the greatest number of Delawareans. This contract carries profound impact on you, your neighbors, your children and your community and I see men and women every […]