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Annual Community Empowerment Grantmaking Program

Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), in collaboration with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated awarded Community Empowerment grants to 50 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Chapters, to commemorate DREF's 50th anniversary. The Annual Community Empowerment Grantmaking Program supports community service-based programs. Congratulations!

2017-18 Community Empowerment Grants Awardees


Accomack-North Hampton Alumnae

 

 

Albuquerque (NM) Alumnae

 

 

Ann Arbor (MI) Alumnae

 

 

Atwater-Merced (CA) Alumnae

 

 

Baltimore Metropolitan Alumnae

 

 

Bloomington (IN) Alumnae

 

 

Chicago Alumnae

 

 

Cincinnati Queen City Alumnae

 

 

Columbia (MD) Alumnae

 

 

Columbus (GA) Alumnae

 

 

Decatur (GA) Alumnae

 

 

Douglas-Carroll-Paulding Counties (GA) Alumnae

 

 

East Point-College Park (GA) Alumnae

 

 

East St. Louis (IL) Alumnae

 

 

Epsilon Epsilon Chapter (Michigan State Univ.)

 

 

Fairfield (CT) Alumnae

 

 

Flint (MI) Alumnae

 

 

Glen Ellyn Area (IL) Alumnae

 

 

Hall County (GA) Alumnae

 

 

Hartford (CT) Alumnae

 

 

Hopkinsville (KY) Alumnae

 

 

Inkster (MI) Alumnae

 

 

Jacksonville (FL) Alumnae

 

 

Joliet Area South Suburban (IL) Alumnae

 

 

Kalamazoo (MI) Alumnae

 

 

Kingstree-Lake City (SC) Alumnae

 

 

Marietta-Roswell (GA) Alumnae

 

 

Melbourne-Palm Bay (FL) Alumnae

 

 

Nashville Alumnae

 

 

North Central (TX) Alumnae

 

 

Orange County (FL) Alumnae

 

 

Peoria (IL) Alumnae

 

 

Pi Tau Chapter (Adelphi University)

 

 

Pomona (CA) Alumnae

 

 

Pontiac (MI) Alumnae

 

 

Portsmouth (VA) Alumnae

 

 

Prince George’s County (MD) Alumnae

 

 

Rancocas Valley (NJ) Alumnae

 

 

Richmond (VA) Alumnae

 

 

Roanoke (VA) Alumnae

 

 

Rockland County (NY) Alumnae

 

 

Sacramento (CA) Alumnae

 

 

Stone Mountain-Lithonia (GA) Alumnae

 

 

Theta Alpha Chapter (Northwestern Univ.)

 

 

Trenton (NJ) Alumnae

 

 

Troy (AL) Alumnae

 

 

Valley Forge (PA) Alumnae

 

 

Virginia Beach Alumnae

 

 

Warner Robbins (GA) Alumnae

 

Washington (DC) Alumnae


Grant Application Overview

 

Category 1:Mental Health Across the Lifespan (MHAL) Initiative; programs in this category must educate and raise awareness, through targeted outreach efforts in underserved communities, on one of the following areas: Bullying, Postpartum Depression, Successful Aging Later in Life, or Depression and College Students.  The Mental Health initiative must also aim to reinforce the importance of recognizing the signs of mental illness and of seeking help and treatment from healthcare providers.  A program can be conducted by a Delta chapter or sponsored in partnership with a community organization with similar missions and goals as those of the Foundation or the Sorority.  

Category 2:  Community Empowerment Focus includes program grants in areas relating to any of the following areas:  Civic Engagement, Education, Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness, and International Awareness and Involvement.

Rules and Instructions:

  • The Program grant must be conducted by a Delta chapter or a program sponsored in partnership with a community organization with similar missions and goals as those of the Sorority. The community organization must have a 501 (c) (3) non-profit status.
  • Program Grants range from $500 to $1,500 based on the rating score received.
  • Chapters are permitted to submit only one grant application.
  • Proposals must address issues affecting African American Women and their families related to Mental Health subjects as specified in the NIH Mental Health Across the Lifespan Initiative: Bullying, Postpartum Depression,Depression & College Students, or Successful Aging Later in Life. Or they must address the Community Empowerment focus on Civic Engagement, Education, Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness, and International Awareness and Involvement.
  • Program must clearly delineate how the target population will be empowered to move beyond their current situation.

The Grant Request Narrative

Instructions: The narrative must follow the outline and numerical alignment specified and must not exceed the space designated for each response.

The application period has now passed.  Applications for 2018-2019 will be available in November 2017. 

 

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