The GLF also maintains a number of "pass-through funds" to help new non-profit causes get started and to serve as a cost-effective fiscal agent for other smaller, local charities. Current pass-through funds include:
Canalfront Park Operational Maintenance Fund
Fort Miles Historical Assn. Fund
Friends of the Canalfront Park Fund
Gallo Gives Foundation
Irish Eyes Foundation
Key Foundation
Lewes Bocce Court Fund
Lewes Book Festival Fund
Lewes Education Coalition
Lewes in Bloom
• Art in Bloom
Lewes Post Office Fund
Lewes Preservation Fund
Lewes Wooden Boat Fund
Miller Foundation Fund
Mispillion Children's Chorus Fund
Rehoboth Foodie-Touch of Italy Foundation

GLF announces 2016 grants

Support for athletic gear, funds to help neighbors in emergency situations, large print books, and expanding a pet therapy program were among the good causes supported by 11 recent grants from the Greater Lewes Foundation endowment.

Twelve proposals were received this fall for grants to “maintain and improve the quality of life in the Greater Lewes […]

October 24th, 2016|

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The Cape Community Fund has been created to enable support for local people facing emergency situations, while allowing a full tax deduction for donors. Read more.

October 24th, 2016|

Donor appreciation night held June 3, 2016

The Lewes Public Library’s donor appreciation night was held on Friday June 3, 2016.


July 8th, 2016|

Morgan Hurlock wins Jim Cresson Memorial Scholarship Award

Morgan Hurlock, a recent graduate of Cape Henlopen High School, is the 2016 recipient of the Jim Cresson Scholarship, named for the late Cape Gazette reporter.

Morgan has been a member of the National Honor Society and Leo Club.  As a student in the Academic Challenge Program, she was enrolled in college-level math and English classes.  […]

June 15th, 2016|

Local McDonald’s® owner/operator donates $50,000 to Lewes Library

The Meoli Family McDonald’s® Restaurants and local Owner/Operator Mike Meoli is supporting the new Lewes Public Library – set to open soon – with a corporate donation of $50,000.

“Mike Meoli has been a generous supporter of regional causes for many years. His endorsement and financial support for our project is quite significant for the library […]

June 15th, 2016|

Frazer names tree at Lewes Canalfront Park

Longtime Lewes family member and resident Beebe Frazer recently named a tree at the Lewes Canalfront Park in memory of her father, Capt. Harry Frazer, a 1939 graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy.

April 27th, 2016|

New library to feature solar energy

Cost efficient solar energy will significantly reduce operating expenses at the new Lewes Public Library.

“Following months of study, we have decided to incorporate solar panels as a key component for our new facility,” said Beckie Healey, chair of the Library Board of Commissioners.

Half the $425,000 cost of solar implementation will be covered by the State […]

April 8th, 2016|

Art in Bloom video shows beauty of Lewes

April 7th, 2016|

Tuyet-Kha Nguyen wins 2015 Jim Cresson Memorial Scholarship Award

Tuyet-Kha Nguyen, a recent graduate of Seaford Senior High School, is the 2015 recipient of the Jim Cresson Scholarship, named for the late Cape Gazette reporter.

Tuyet-Kha has been a member of the National Honor Society, Business Professionals of America, Technology Student Association, and the Yearbook Club.  She was the Valedictorian of her class and a […]

June 4th, 2015|

GLF selects DeVries monument as 15th anniversary project

The De Vries Monument, which marks a site in Lewes known as the “cradle of Delaware,” is one of our state’s most significant but often overlooked landmarks.

It was here, in 1631, that a fort was built under Captain David De Vries to establish the southern-most Dutch colony and one of the earliest in America.  The […]

December 12th, 2014|