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Charitable Engagement

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) provides opportunities in keeping with our mission to promote research which identifies and fashions solutions to issues affecting African American women and their families, nationally and globally, through funding and support of the charitable and educational programs of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and collaborative organizations.


Charitable Engagement Service                          

Support is available to Delta Chapters through DREF’s Charitable Engagement Service. More than 250 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Chapters receive technical assistance in fundraising for charitable and educational programming in their local communities and manage scholarship funds with awards made to high school graduates who are enrolling in college and for collegiate students returning to campus

The Charitable Engagement Service Manual is available to provide guidance on how to use DREF's services.  Learn more>

Download DREF Charitable Engagement FAQs 

Annual Community Empowerment Grant Making Program 

Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), in collaboration with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated awards Community Empowerment grants for programs in any of the following areas: Civic Engagement, Education, Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness, and International Awareness and Involvement. Learn more >

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