September 2016

DCCF Welcomes its Newest Fund:
The Boys & Girls Club of Chester
Children participate in after-school activities at the
Boys & Girls Club of Chester

DCCF is pleased to announce its newest Donor-Advised Nonprofit Endowment Fund,  the Boys & Girls Club of Chester (BGCC). The purpose of this fund is to support the BGCC, a much-needed organization that provides a place where youth from the community can  learn and grow as individuals through recreation, technology, the arts, and educational programming. The 16,600 square foot facility features a computer lab, classroom and tutorial space, locker rooms, indoor basketball courts, a general activities area and other
Creating a garden at the Boys and Girls Club of Chester
related amenities. There's even an award-winning garden outside where children can grow their own fruits and vegetables while learning about healthy eating habits. For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of Chester, including how to donate, visit

DCCF has the expertise to help other nonprofits and educational institutions manage and grow their endowments, further strengthening the nonprofit sector in Delaware County. For more information visit, or call 610-892-8620. 

Most people know that the first ten amendments of the Constitution of the United States makes up the Bill of Rights. But, did you know that there is a Donor Bill of Rights for philanthropists?

Developed by the  Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), and Council for Advancement and Support of Education  (CASE), and adopted in November 1993, the Donor Bill of Rights states that " PHILANTHROPY is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the non-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights....."(to read the Donor Bill of Rights, click here).

DCCF Congratulates the Delaware County Children's Advocacy Center (DCCAC) for receiving full accreditation from the National Children's Alliance.

DCCAC is a program of the Family Support Line, which has been a recipient of grants from DCCF's Hope for Children's Fund.

National Philanthropy
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Delaware County Community Foundation 
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