Longwood Foundation Gives $1 Million to Coronavirus Relief

Volunteers at the United Way of Delaware, November 2019

The Longwood Foundation has donated $1 million to the Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund at the Delaware Community Foundation (DCF).

The fund was launched earlier this week as part of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Initiative led by four major nonprofits to coordinate fundraising, grant-making and volunteer activities related to the coronavirus crisis. 

The Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA), Delaware Community Foundation (DCF), Philanthropy Delaware (PD) and United Way of Delaware (UWDE) are partnering to coordinate charitable resources statewide.

A process for nonprofits wishing to apply for grants will be announced soon.

Longwood President Thère du Pont said he anticipates making additional contributions to the fund as the community’s needs progress.


Businesses, organizations and individuals are invited to donate to this collective response. Donations can be made to:

The DCF says the partnership is seeking to align Delaware’s nonprofit community in a coordinated effort to alleviate the impact of the crisis in Delaware.

This includes supplementing and supporting efforts of government, school systems and social service agencies, by generating funds and other supports, and by recruiting volunteers to address both the immediate and long-term consequences of the COVID-19 crisis.

Longwood Foundation President Thère du Pont

Funds in support of the initiative will be particularly important in supporting nonprofits already on the front lines of helping society’s neediest, at a time when their own resources are under extreme duress.  The DCF said catalyzing and coordinating volunteer efforts will also be critical in the days ahead.



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