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Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
  • Smyrna Boys & Girls Club receives grants towards renovation

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  • From helping to renovate the CAMP Rehoboth’s community center in Sussex County, to addressing building safety at the Greater Smyrna Boys & Girls Club in Kent County, to helping build a childcare facility in Sussex County, this year’s capital grants from the Delaware Community Foundation will help thousands of Delawareans statewide.
    These are just three of the 34 projects to receive a total of $350,000 in 2014 capital and equipment grants.
    The Greater Smyrna Boys & Girls Club received a $10,000 capital grant to go towards capital improvements to address significant structural and safety issues.
    Over the years, the DCF has awarded nearly $6 million in capital grants, which are funded by the State of Delaware Fund and other funds established by generous individuals and organizations.
    Capital grants are designed to support projects that have a lasting, positive impact on the population served by the organization. They may be used to fund construction, renovation or repair of buildings, and/or land purchases. Capital grants typically range from $5,000 to $20,000, with a $25,000 maximum. Equipment grants are for the purchase of equipment essential for an organization to provide services, and generally range between $2,000 and $7,000, with a maximum of $10,000.
    “These grants help nonprofits statewide provide important, needed services,” DCF President and CEO Fred Sears said. “These organizations are creating a lasting impact on their communities, and we’re proud to be able to support their work.”
    Applications for 2015 grants will be available in November at www.delcf.org. Former grant recipients must way for the completion of two grant cycles before applying for another capital grant, and multi-year capital campaigns can be funded only once by the DCF.

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