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Mini-Grant Opportunities

Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund: Grant Opportunities – DCF has a list of grants for nonprofits to use during these times of uncertainty and stress. To learn more information on grant opportunity, please click HERE.

Delaware Community Needs Grants -In May 2021, the Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund’s Community Needs Grants program will provide an opportunity for Delaware nonprofits to apply for general operating grants. The Fund is committed to keeping organizations strong and helping to them keep going, as they “return to normal” or embrace a “new normal,” as the effects of pandemic are ongoing.
 This will be the focus of this current round; future rounds may have a different purpose based on the evolving needs of the community. These grants will be flexible and will allow organizations to use funds as needed to continue to operate in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to fund a mix of organizations in communities across Delaware and to support organizations working in a range of fields addressing an array of challenges. Each successful applicant is eligible for a grant of $10,000 per organization in this round.  To learn more information on the grant opportunity, please click Here.

Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) Mini-Grants – DSAMH is joining forces with the Kids Department to give mini-grants to community partners to promote Health, wellness, resilience and trauma awareness. To learn more information on grant opportunity, please click HERE.

The Parent Information Center of Delaware has announced the recipients of the statewide Family Shade Mini-Grant Program for 2022-2023.

  • Jay’s House, established in 2017, assists families of children with autism in New Castle County with resources in the community that provide a better quality of life for all.
  • Tomaro’s CHANGE, established in 2009, provides care to youth and families, particularly those who are uninsured or underinsured.

Learn more about these recipients and the Mini-Grant selection process.

Family Shade Mini Grant Information Sessions

Hosted By: Parent Information Center of Delaware (PIC)

February 01, 2023 12:00PM or 6:00PM

Location: Webinar

The Parent Information Center of Delaware, through the Family Support and Healthcare Alliance Delaware (Family SHADE) project, is accepting applications from organizations to implement and/or develop innovative strategies to improve the Title V Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s National Performance Measures for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.


  • Performance Measure 6 (Developmental Screening)
    Percent of children, ages 9 through 35 months, who received developmentally appropriate services in a well-coordinated early childhood system.
  • Performance Measure 11 (Access to Medical Home)
    Percent of children with and without special health care needs, ages 0 through 17, who have a medical home.
  • Performance Measure 12 (Transition to Adult Healthcare)
    Percent of adolescents with and without special health care needs, ages 12 through 17, who received services to prepare for the transition to adult health care.
  • Performance Measure 15 (Adequate Insurance)
    Percent of children, ages 0 through 17, who are continuously and adequately insured.


Children and youth, ages 0-17, with special health care needs.


  • Community-serving non-profit organizations (must show proof of 501(c)3 status).
  • Minimum of one year of experience serving children and youth with special healthcare needs.


Total Available Funding:  $100,000
Number of Awards:  4
Maximum Grant Award Amount:  $25,000

Join us for more information on February 1, 2023

Register for 12pm here

Register for 6pm here

Download the mini-grant flyer here Download the mini-grant application here