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connecting people,

building communities

Spring 2014

Foundation Connection Online Statements & Information about Delaware’s Charitable Needs The Delaware Community Foundation is proud to unveil a new online service for fundholders and grant seekers. By logging on to the Foundation Connection, individuals and organizations with funds at the DCF can review statements and account activity, make grant recommendations, and research organizations and projects that need support. The Foundation Connection includes the new Charitable Catalog, which enables fundholders to search for organizations and projects by interest area, geographic location, and even dollar amount. Search the catalog to find out who needs and deserves your help. Do you represent a local nonprofit? The Charitable Catalog is an opportunity to showcase what your group does well and what it needs. Keep the information in your organizational profile complete and up to date for potential donors. This new resource is designed to help all of us work together to meet needs in Delaware. We invite you to log on and explore at http://online.delcf.org.

News from the Delaware Community Foundation

Learning English is a Family Affair Arsht-Cannon Fund supports growth of ESL program in Rehoboth Beach

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o you speak English?”

Thanks to the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Rehoboth Beach and the Arsht-Cannon Fund at the Delaware Community Foundation, more new Delaware residents are proudly saying, “Yes!” Ten years ago, the Lutheran Church launched an educational ministry to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to new Latino residents of Delaware. The program started with 40 adult male students. Today more than 220 men and women attend classes at the church. What was the key to this successful growth? Finding the women and meeting the needs of whole families. With financial support from the Arsht-Cannon Fund, the church staff and volunteers restructured the program to include childcare and other services. As soon as childcare was available, the number of women students increased 50 percent. ~ Continued on page 11

DCF Newsletter - Spring 2014  
DCF Newsletter - Spring 2014  
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