Support for the arts, child development, education, and programs for elderly residents were reflected in the nine grants awarded this month by the Greater Lewes Foundation.

Successful applicants this year included:

  • Children’s Beach House – child development center;
  • Clear Space Productions – student scholarships;
  • Greater Lewes Community Village – reduced fee memberships;
  • Lewes History Book Festival – support for 2018 Festival;
  • Lewes Public Library – Library programs for the public;
  • Lewes Senior Center – expand facility size;
  • Parkinson’s Education & Support Group of Sussex County – exercise program;
  • Rehoboth Beach Film Festival – year-round cinematic programming;
  • Ronald McDonald House of Delaware – accommodations for local families.

Joe Stewart, chair of the GLF, said “There are so many worthwhile causes in our region that we wish the GLF could do more, but we are limited by the size of our endowment.” Stewart said “Any donations to help us grow the Foundation’s endowment would be greatly appreciated, and 100% of GLF grants will be made to local charities.”

Stewart noted that, in addition to annual grants made from the GLF endowment, the GLF has raised and distributed over $10 million to local charitable causes through its various funds and program activities over the past 17 years.

Each June, the GLF also provides college scholarships to graduating seniors from, primarily, Cape Henlopen High School through five of the 59 funds it manages.

For more information about supporting the GLF endowment, leaving a bequest or starting a scholarship or charitable fund, please call executive director Michael Rawl at 302-644-0107.