Delaware nonprofits are encouraged to apply for the Delaware Community Foundation’s 2018 capital grants.

For 2018, about $250,000 will be awarded to qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that serve Delawareans. Each grant request must be submitted electronically on a DCF 2018 Capital Grant Application Form, available at delcf.org/grants. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. Feb. 28.

Former capital grant recipients must wait for the completion of two grant cycles before applying for another capital grant, and multi-year capital campaigns can be funded only once by the DCF. Agencies receiving DCF grants must serve the state of Delaware and its residents without discrimination based on race, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin or sexual orientation.

These grants support projects that have a lasting, positive impact on the population served by the organization. Capital grants may be used to fund construction, renovation or repair of buildings and/or land purchases. Capital grants typically range from $5,000 to $20,000, with a $25,000 maximum.

Applicants will be notified of the Grants Committee’s decision in writing by July 1.

For more, call 504-5239 or email bbouchelle@delcf.org.