Awarded Grants

Awarded Grants

Featured Grantee: Choir School of Delaware
Bent, But Not Broken: A Conference Amplifying the Choral Music of Black Composers

Type: Vision · Award: $15,000 · Year: 2021

A first of its kind four-day music conference amplifying the musical contributions and accomplishments of Black artists across time and genres, featuring the American Spiritual Ensemble, led by conductor Everett McCorvey; EXIGENCE, led by conductor Eugene Rogers; Westminster Choir College Jubilee Singers, led by conductor Vinroy J. Brown, Jr.; the St. Thomas Gospel Choir; and the Choir School of Delaware, with conductor Jason Max Ferdinand.

“The conference is comprised of performances from nationally esteemed choral groups complemented with workshops and interest sessions led by the nation's most knowledgeable scholars of music and history. ‘Bent, But Not Broken’ aims to be the community and artistic summit that will make visible—and audible—the works of Black voices.” – Arreon A. Harley-Emerson, Director of Music & Operations

Featured Grantee: Network Delaware
Change Agent Guidebook Launch Event: Dover

Type: Opportunity · Award: $4,000 · Year: 2022

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Rehoboth Beach Historical Society & Museum150th Anniversary: The History of Rehoboth Beach Exhibit OpeningOpportunity$3,1262023
Delaware Public Media2020 Delaware Election CoverageOpportunity$10,0002020
Yorklyn Storytelling Festival 2020 Yorklyn Storytelling Festival Presents: Storytelling ChannelVision$15,0002020
Lewes Historical Society21st Annual Chautauqua – the 1960s in Delaware: A Decade of Turmoil and TransformationFull S.T.E.A.M. Ahead$2,8852019
Delaware Africa Coalition2nd Annual Taste of AfricaOpportunity$3,0002019
City of Harrington41st Annual Harrington Heritage DayOpportunity$3,0002019
Lewes Public Library4th Annual Shakespeare FestivalVision$14,0142019
Lewes Public Library5th Annual Shakespeare FestivalVision$15,0002021
Cornerstone West CDC8th Annual Peace Parade and Community CelebrationOpportunity$1,0002020
Cornerstone West CDC9th Annual Peace Parade and Community CelebrationOpportunity$2,0002021
Art Reach IncACCESS DESpecial Project$25,0002021
UD-Women's Leadership InstituteARP ActRenew$20,0002021
Delaware Historical SocietyARP ActRecover$20,0002021
Delaware Agricultural Museum and VillageARP ActRecover$20,0002021
Wilmington & Western RailroadARP ActRecover$20,0002021
Selbyville Public LibraryARP ActRenew$13,9952021
Oceanview Historical SocietyARP ActRecover$19,0502021
Rehoboth Beach Public LibraryARP ActRenew$20,0002021
Delaware Art MuseumARP ActRecover$20,0002021
Friends of the African Union Church CemeteryARP ActRenew$19,4432021
Delaware Pacem in TerrisARP ActRenew$20,0002021
Historic Georgetown AssociationARP ActRenew$20,0002021
Berkana, Center for Media and EducationARP ActRenew$19,9172021
University of Delaware - Master Players Concert SeriesARP ActRenew$20,0002021
Iron Hill Museum and Science CenterARP ActRecover$20,0002021
The Dover Public LibraryARP ActRenew$11,0002021
Center for Material Culture Studies, UDARP ActRenew$18,3002021
Corbit-Calloway Memorial LibraryARP ActRenew$11,0002021
Old Swedes Foundation of DEARP ActRecover$13,0002021
Friends of Cooch's Bridge Historic Site, Inc.ARP ActRenew$15,0002021
Local Journalism Initiative, a fiscal sponsorship of the Delaware Community FoundationARP ActRenew$10,0002021
Chinese American Community CenterARP ActRecover$20,0002021
MDDC Press FoundationARP ActRenew$20,0002021
Metropolitan Wilmington Urban LeagueARP ActRenew$17,0002021
Delaware ShakespeareARP ActRenew$20,0002021
New Castle Historical SocietyARP ActRecover$20,0002021
Greenbank Mills and Phillips FarmARP ActRecover$20,0002021
Delaware Academy of Medicine/Public Health AssociationARP ActRecover$11,0002021
The Delaware ContemporaryARP ActRenew$20,0002021
Afro-American Historical Society of Delaware, Inc.ARP ActRecover$20,0002021
Jewish Historical Society of DelawareARP ActRecover$20,0002021
The Choir School of DelawareARP ActRenew$20,0002021
One Village AllianceARP ActRenew$14,0002021
Friends of Auburn Heights/Marshall Steam MuseumARP ActRecover$10,0002021
Delaware Public MediaARP ActRenew$10,0002021
Underground Railroad Coalition of DelawareARP ActRecover$7,4482021
Greater Harrington Historical SocietyART ActRecover$20,0002021
Action/Innovation Spring Subaward (Grant) Virtual Office Hour with Grant OfficerAction/Innovation
Wilmington Public LibraryAn Evening with Lynn Whitfield – New Date!Opportunity$5,0002023
Choir School of DelawareBent, But Not Broken: A Conference Amplifying the Choral Music of Black ComposersVision$15,0002021
Immanuel Episcopal Church on the GreenBicentennial Celebration of the Expansion of Immanuel Episcopal Church on the GreenOpportunity$3,0002022
Bowers Beach Maritime MuseumBowers Beach Buccaneer BashVision$5,0002020
Bowers Beach Maritime MuseumBowers Beach Buccaneer BashVision$5,0002019
Bowers Beach Maritime MuseumBowers Heritage DayOpportunity$2,4002019
The Friends of the Dover Public LibraryBringing Louisiana Humanities PRIME TIME Family Literacy to the Dover Public LibraryOpportunity$3,0002021
Choir School of DelawareBrush Up Your ShakespeareVision$13,0002020
Delaware Art MuseumBuilding New Narratives Program: Delaware Art MuseumAction/Innovation$5,0002023
Delaware Community FoundationBuilding Opportunity Book CirclesOpportunity$2,9502019
Chinese American Community CenterCARES ActCARES/Recover$13,9002020
Delaware Academy of Science, Inc.CARES ActCARES/Recover$12,9002020
Delaware Public MediaCARES ActCARES/Recover$12,9002020
Delaware ShakespeareCARES ActCARES/Recover$12,9002020
Fort Miles Historical Association, Inc.CARES ActCARES/Recover$10,0002020
Frankford Public LibraryCARES ActCARES/Recover$2,8802020
Friends of Auburn HeightsCARES ActCARES/Recover$15,4002020
Greenbank Mills and Philips FarmCARES ActCARES/Recover$17,9002020
Milford MuseumCARES ActCARES/Recover$10,9002020
New Castle Historical SocietyCARES ActCARES/Recover$12,9002020
One Village AllianceCARES Act$10,0002020
Rehoboth Beach Historical Society and MuseumCARES ActCARES/Recover$12,9002020
Rehoboth Beach Public LibraryCARES ActCARES/Recover$11,2472020
Selbyville Public LibraryCARES ActCARES/Recover$8,9002020
Wilmington & Western Railroad - Historic Red Clay Valley AssociationCARES ActCARES/Recover$17,9002020
Delaware Agricultural Museum and VillageCARES ActCARES/Recover$17,9002020
Delaware City Library SocietyCARES ActCARES/Recover$10,0002020
Overfalls FoundationCARES ActCARES/Recover$12,9272020
Arden Club, Inc.CARES ActCARES/Recover$17,9002020
The Milton Historical SocietyCARES ActCARES/Recover$17,9002020
Preservation Delaware, Inc.CARES ActCARES/Recover$8,9002020
Historic Odessa FoundationCARES ActCARES/Recover$12,9002020
Corbit-Calloway Memorial LibraryCARES ActCARES/Recover$11,8602020
Delaware Historical SocietyCARES ActCARES/Recover$12,9002020
Greater Harrington Historical SocietyCARES ActCARES/Recover$12,2262020
Lewes Historical SocietyCARES ActCARES/Recover$12,9002020
Lewes Public LibraryCARES ActCARES/Recover$10,0002020
Ocean View Historical SocietyCARES ActCARES/Recover$9,2762020
Old Swedes Foundation of DE, Inc. dba / Old Swedes Historic SiteCARES ActCARES/Recover$12,8682020
Quaker Hill Historic Preservation FoundationCARES ActCARES/Recover$4,0002020
Wilmington Public LibraryCARES ActCARES/Recover$12,9002020
Port Penn Area Historical SocietyCARES ActCARES/Recover$2,8502020
Jewish Historical Society of DelawareCARES ActCARES/Recover$9,5132020
Afro-American Historical Society of DelawareCARES ActCARES/Recover$6,3002020
Network DelawareChange Agent Guidebook Launch Event: DoverOpportunity$4,0002022
Change Agent Guidebook Launch Event: NewarkOpportunity
Network DelawareChange Agent Guidebook Launch Event: WilmingtonOpportunity$4,0002022
The Delaware ContemporaryChawky Frenn: We the People, for Sure or for ShowOpportunity$2,5002020
Laurel Historical SocietyChildren’s Art Work Scanning ProjectOpportunity$2,5502019
Ocean View Historical SocietyThe Coastal Towns MuseumOpportunity$3,0002019
Delaware OperaCommunity Conversations (Exploring the Arts through Humanities) and Inside Opera LiveVision$11,4402019
The Delaware ContemporaryA Contemporary Centennial: Representation TodayVision$5,0002020
YWCA DelawareA Conversation with Professor Carol Anderson: One Person, No VoteOpportunity$5,0002022
Serviam MediaConversations Post QuarantineOpportunity$4,8202021
Serviam MediaConversations from Quarantine (Delaware Strong Together)Opportunity$2,9602020
Delaware Historical SocietyDelaware Historical Society: Educational Outreach ProgramAction/Innovation$10,0002023
Delaware Historical SocietyDelaware History OnlineOpportunity$5,0002021
Berkana Center for Media and EducationDelaware In Space Oral HistoriesFull S.T.E.A.M. Ahead$5,0002019
Jewish Historical Society of DelawareDelaware Jewish Community Oral History Collection InitiativeAction/Innovation$10,0002023
Metropolitan Wilmington Urban LeagueDelaware Main Street Marshall Plan Speaker SeriesVision$15,0002020
Delaware Theatre CompanyDelaware Young Playwrights FestivalVision$7,5002021
Delaware Theatre CompanyDelaware Young Playwrights Festival 2020/2021Vision$7,5002020
Delaware Theatre CompanyDelaware Young Playwrights FestivalVision$13,9082019
Delaware Theatre CompanyDelaware Young Playwrights FestivalVision$15,0002019
MDDC Press FoundationDiversifying Journalism Internships in DelawareCARES/Recover$15,0002021
NLAPW Holly BranchDowntown Dover Poetry WeekendOpportunity$2,9452020
The Tilton Society of DelawareDr. Tilton Lecture SeriesOpportunity$1,4502021
Eleutherian Mills - Hagley FoundationDr. Wesley Memeger, Jr.: A Life in Science and ArtOpportunity$3,0002020
Eleutherian Mills - Hagley FoundationDr. Wesley Memeger, Jr.: A life in Science and ArtVision$7,2002021
ACLU of DelawareEntre Nosotr@s: Stories from Delaware ImmigrantsAction/Innovation$10,0002023
Delaware Children's MuseumExploring SpaceFull S.T.E.A.M. Ahead$1,0002020
University of DelawareThe First People of the First State: Restoring our Ancestral KnowledgeVision$13,1612019
Berkana Center for Media and EducationFirst State, First Step: Delaware to the MoonVision$15,0002019
University of DelawareFront Page Café (Gwen Florio)Opportunity$1,6002020
Rehoboth Art LeagueGallery Talks 2019Opportunity$2,6802019
One Village AllianceGirls Can Do Anything 2020!Vision$10,0002020
Bowers Beach Maritime MuseumHeritage Fest 2021Opportunity$9502021
Greater Lewes FoundationHistory Book Festival 2019Vision$15,0002019
The History Book Festival, a fund of the Greater Lewes FoundationHistory Book Festival 2021Vision$15,0002021
The Delaware ContemporaryImminent Realm: Light, Image, SoundVision$7,4502019
Berkana Center for Media and EducationIn Due Course: Milford’s Desegregation StoryAction/Innovation$7,5002023
Delaware Academy of ScienceIron Hill Museum Archaeology and Heritage FestOpportunity$2,5552019
Iron Hill Museum/Delaware Academy of ScienceIron Hill Powwow 2021Opportunity$2,5002021
Iron Hill Powwow 2022Opportunity
Iron Hill MuseumIron Hill PowwowOpportunity$2,7502019
Delaware Agricultural MuseumLearning from the Past, Living in the Present, Planning for the Future Exhibit support – Delaware Agricultural MuseumAction/Innovation$5,0002023
Delaware Military Heritage and Education FoundationThe Major General William Duncan M.D. Lecture SeriesOpportunity$2,0002020
The Colored Conventions Project/University of DelawareMary Ann Shadd Cary: Civil and Voting Rights Pioneer from Wilmington to Canada WestVision$10,0002020
The Delaware ContemporaryMeleko Mogosi: Public ProgrammingOpportunity$3,0002021
Greater Harrington Historical SocietyMemorial Day CelebrationOpportunity$1,0002019
Delaware ShakespeareMerry Wives of Windsor Weekend IntensiveOpportunity$1,4502019
Delaware Art MuseumMirrors and Windows: Diversity in Children’s LiteratureOpportunity$9252019
Berkana Center for Media and Education, Inc.More Voices of Delaware’s Black HistoryOpportunity$3,0002021
University of Delaware Libraries, Museum & PressMy Art Speaks for Both My Peoples: A Symposium on Elizabeth CatlettOpportunity$3,0002019
New Light TheatreNew Light Theatre presents ‘Othello’Opportunity$2,3002020
Pacem in TerrisPeace Week Delaware: Peace Week Delaware Kick offOpportunity$3,0002019
Friends of Auburn Heights/Marshall Steam Museum Pedal Car Loan ExhibitionOpportunity$5,0002021
Delaware Art MuseumPicturing Beauty: Celebrating Real WomenVision$3,8502019
Local Journalism Initiative of DelawarePublic Awareness Campaign: Local Journalism’s Role in Democracy and CommunityAction/Innovation$5,0002023
One Village AllianceRaising Kings 2021Vision$7,5002020
One Village AllianceRaising Kings 2022Vision$15,0002021
One Village AllianceRaising Kings Conference 2020Vision$15,0002019
One Village AllianceRaising Kings Conference 2023Action/Innovation$18,0002022
Fort Miles Historical AssociationRelics of the USS Arizona: Interpreting Pearl Harbor Beyond the Hawai’ian IslandsVision$15,0002020
Joshua M. Freeman FoundationRightfully HersVision$10,4952019
The Choir School of DelawareA Royal Affair: Music Created for or Commissioned by the British MonarchyVision$12,1202019
Spring Action/Innovation Subaward (Grant) LOI DeadlineAction/Innovation
Local Journalism Initiative, a fiscal sponsorship of the DCFStatewide Community News and Information Needs AssessmentOpportunity$5,0002021
DSPA-Hale Byrnes HouseSummer & Fall TalksOpportunity$1,5002020
DSPA Hale-Byrnes HouseSummer and Fall 2021 Speaker SeriesOpportunity$1,5002021
University of Delaware - Center for Material Culture StudiesUD-The Center for Material Culture Studies “Thing Tank” event (via Zoom and in person)Renew$18,3002021
Serviam MediaUnited We DreamVision$15,0002021
University of Delaware University of Delaware- Center for Material Culture Studies: Sustaining and Expanding Thing TankAction/Innovation$4,5002023
History Book Festival, a fund of the Greater Lewes FoundationThe Virtual History Book FestivalVision$13,0002020
Berkana Center for Media & EducationVoices of Delaware’s Black HistoryOpportunity$3,0002020
Berkana Center for Media and Education, Inc.Voices of Delaware’s Black History: Part 3Opportunity2022
Milton Historical Society“Walking into Greatness: Bryan A. Stevenson Public Programs”Opportunity$3,0002019
The Choir School of DelawareWe Hold THESE Truths: A Celebration of Black ExcellenceAction/Innovation$18,0002022
League of Women Voters of DelawareWe’re the WE in We, the People Segment 11: “The 19th Amendment”Opportunity$1,7002019
West Side Grows Together: MLK2024
Wilmington Black Restaurant Week: Kickoff EventOpportunity
Cityfest IncWilmington Black Storytelling ProgramAction/Innovation$3,0002023
Wilmington Public LibraryWilmington Library Juneteenth FestivalOpportunity$3,5002021
The Delaware Art MuseumWilmington Writers Conference 2021Opportunity$1,2952021
Delaware Art MuseumWilmington Writers’ ConferenceOpportunity$2,3252019
Delaware Historical SocietyWomen, Politics, and Activism Public Program SeriesVision$10,7502020
Cab Calloway FoundationYorklyn Storytelling FestivalVision$15,0002019
Kent County Public LibraryYoung Writers’ ConferenceOpportunity$1,4502022