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Delaware nonprofits, philanthropic organizations launch coronavirus-response funds

March 18, 2020

~ Peter Osborn, Delaware Business Times


The Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA), Delaware Community Foundation (DCF), Philanthropy Delaware, and United Way of Delaware (UWDE) have launched a coordinated community initiative to provide both a rapid response and a long-term strategy to address Delaware’s COVID-19 pandemic.

The challenge is that the pandemic has had a ripple effect through the entire nonprofit community. Organizations are having to reorganize and even spend unbudgeted dollars to contend with employees now working from home. They’ve also seen increased demand for services that require upfront payment before they receive reimbursement and had to cancel their largest fundraisers, costing them the upfront expenses they incurred and the revenue that would have paid for their services, said DANA President and CEO Sheila Bravo, whose organization is surveying local nonprofits to assess needs.

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