Recent Grant

ACF Grants for 2021-22 FY

The Arsht-Cannon Fund (ACF) at the Delaware Community Foundation has awarded $554,050 in 2021-22 grants to support 30 non-profit programs that improve the lives of Latinos – and all Delawareans.

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ACF Grants for 2020-21 FY

The Arsht-Cannon Fund (ACF) at the Delaware Community Foundation has awarded $582,248 in grants to Delaware’s nonprofit organizations that are reaching out to Latino families with accessible and needed educational programs at this time of crisis.

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ACF Grants for 2020-19 FY

Latino families in Delaware have improved access to quality educational programs and services as a result of close to $600,000 in grants from the Arsht-Cannon Fund (ACF), an endowed fund at the Delaware Community Foundation. Since 2007, the ACF has invested over $9 million to expand and improve educational opportunities and access to healthcare for Latino families – improving life for all Delawareans.

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What you Need to know


  • Your organization must have documentation of 501(c)3 status
  • Your proposed program must serve people living in Delaware
  • Your 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.

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.

Pre-proposal Application

Submission required for consideration in invitation to apply for grant funding. Please submit before March 15th.

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.