Delaware Community Foundation awards $240,000 in Focus Grants
DELAWARE – The Delaware Community Foundation is distributing 240,000 dollars to help enrich the lives of Delaware’s youth and Latino communities.
Officials say the coronavirus pandemic has made it harder for many organizations to get necessary funding so this grant money could make all the difference.
Grant recipients include Habitat for Humanity Sussex County, La Esperanza, Autism Delaware and TeenSHARP.
TeenSHARP, which provides academic advising and college guidance for students got 11,750 dollars.
This money will go towards their Delaware Goes to College Academy, which supports Latino high school students and their families.
They say they do not have a lot of staffing so this grant is critical.
“We don’t have a lot of staffing, we don’t normally wouldn’t be able to offer this type of program in all locations because of lack of funding, so this is critical for us,” said the TeenSHARP Senior Director Kim Lopez.
The group Sussex Tech Adult Division received 12,750 dollars from the Delaware Community Foundation as well.
The money will help them continue GED instruction for English Language Learners at James H. Groves High School in Sussex County.