Apply for a grant from the Arsht-Cannon Fund

To qualify for grant submission:

check-mark_03 Your organization must have documentation of 501(c)3 status


check-mark_03Your proposed program must serve people living in Delaware


check-mark_03Your intended program impact and outcomes must be aligned with the mission of the Arsht-Cannon Fund


Funding is not available for capital expenses or capital campaigns.

Submission Deadlines

Grant applications are accepted for review at the following submission deadlines:

Apr 1For mid-June funding

Oct 1For mid-December funding

In the event that the 1st of the month falls on a Saturday or Sunday, a deadline of the following Monday is acceptable.

Pre-Application Process

Prior to submitting a completed Arsht-Cannon Fund Grant Application, the Executive Director of the non-profit organization is required to complete the Arsht-Cannon Fund Pre-Proposal Form.

Dr. Christine Cannon, Executive Director of the Arsht-Cannon Fund, will be in contact by email and/or telephone to discuss whether the proposal application is appropriate for your funding request.

If so, the Arsht-Cannon Fund Grant Application will be emailed for your use. Please allow no less than two weeks between submitting your pre-proposal form and the submission deadline. The approximate amount of the grant request needed should be provided in the pre-proposal form.

Arsht-Cannon Fund Pre-Proposal Form

Funding Determination

Funding determination (full amount, partial or none) is made at the discretion of the fund advisors, and is based on information gathered during the review process, which may include a site visit. Funding considerations include substantiated needs for funding, strength of plan to result in planned impact and outcomes, organizational resources to conduct the program and plan for program sustainability beyond funding, and documented efforts to collaborate with community institutions, non-profit organizations, etc.

Program Progress

Funding carries responsibilities to conduct program implementation, as proposed. Progress in conducting the program must be reported at the six-month mark, and one month following the conclusion of the grant. While funding is provided for one year, some proposals may be eligible for a second or third year of support. Funding that is not used as proposed is refundable.

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