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Annual Community Empowerment Grantmaking 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: Gun Violence Prevention, Voter Registration and Education, or the 2020 U.S. Census.

Annual Community Empowerment Grantmaking Program 

2020-2021 Grant Application Overview 

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 DREF and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The community organization partner must have a 501 (c) (3) non-profit status.
  • Program grant awards are subject to availability and will be based on the rating score received.
  • Grant Awards will range from $500 to $1,500 based on score received.
  • Grant Award period is for Fiscal Year 2020-21 (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021)
  • Chapters are permitted to submit only one grant application.
  • Proposals must address issues affecting African American Women and their families related to the Community Empowerment focus on Gun Violence Prevention, Voter Registration and Education, or the 2020 U.S. Census.
  • Program must clearly delineate how the target population will be empowered to move beyond their current situation.


 2019-2020  Community Empowerment Grant Awards

The Delta Sigma Theta Chapters awarded grants are:

Baton Rouge Sigma (LA) Alumnae

Bayou Lafourche (LA) Alumnae

Boston (MA) Alumnae

Bronx (NY) Alumnae

Central Arkansas (AR) Alumnae

Compton (CA) Alumnae

Delta Eta (University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff)

Epsilon Tau Citywide (Bronx and Manhattan, NY)

Fairfax County (VA) Alumnae

Foothill (CA) Alumnae

Gadsden County (FL) Alumnae

Hall County (GA) Alumnae

Hawaii Alumnae

Jacksonville (FL) Alumnae

Marietta-Roswell (GA) Alumnae

Memphis (TN) Alumnae

New Haven (CT) Alumnae

New Orleans (LA) Alumnae

North Tangipahoa Area (LA) Alumnae

Quaker City (PA) Alumnae

San Fernando Valley (CA) Alumnae

San Francisco Peninsula (CA) Alumnae

Slidell (LA) Alumnae

South Middlesex (MA) Alumnae

St. Petersburg (FL) Alumnae

Tampa (FL) Alumnae

Tri-County (MD) Alumnae

Valley Forge (PA) Alumnae

Walterboro (SC) Alumnae

Warner Robins (GA) Alumnae

 Xi Tau Citywide (Boston, MA)



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