Delaware Community Foundation

Advancing Equity

Participants in the Community Equity Project of DCF

Launched in May 2019 as part of the DCF’s Building Opportunity in Delaware initiative, the Community Equity Project (CEP) supports a cohort of 12 leaders with experience addressing equity issues who are defining a shared vision and setting priorities to address lasting challenges in our communities.

The participants, called Community Equity Fellows, studied a variety of issues affecting equity in Delaware, ranging from the brain science behind racial biases to policies on housing and food security. Based on their research, the fellows are developing a unified set of proposals on how the community can advance equity in Wilmington and statewide by maximizing philanthropy and convening collaborations. They will share this set of recommendations with funders and others in the community.