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  Delaware County Community Foundation Merges with TCF

DCCFTaylor Community Foundation (TCF) and Delaware County Community Foundation (DCCF) are pleased to announce the merger of our two organizations.

Since 2002, DCCF's mission has been to encourage local philanthropy, improve the quality of life in Delaware County, and fund grants and scholarships through donor-advised funds and other forms of giving.

Through the years, TCF and DCCF combined have awarded over $6 million in grants and financial support to Delaware County organizations for the benefit of "Delco" families and individuals. The merger of DCCF and TCF will enhance our ability to support nonprofit organizations that provide essential services to meet critical needs in Delaware County and to help deserving students reach their professional goals through college scholarships.

We are excited about the new possibilities this merger will bring. Please contact us to learn more about the many ways in which you can make a difference in our community through a contribution or establishment of an advisory fund.

  2017–2018 Scholarship Application Available

For the 17th consecutive year, TCF is looking to award merit–based scholarships to the best and brightest students in our Service Area who are planning to enter Allied Health professions.

Visit our scholarships page for an application and more information about eligibility. The deadline for application submission is Friday, November 10, 2017.

If you or someone you know is interested in pursuing an allied health degree, do not miss your chance to receive a scholarship and become a part of TCF’s expansive network of successful scholars!

  Looking For a Way to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts?

Many of us in Delaware County are looking for ways to help our fellow Americans impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. In the days and months ahead, the residents of Texas, Louisiana, and Florida will be actively recovering from these natural disasters and food, water, clothing, and personal/medical supplies will be in demand for some time. At TCF, we focus our efforts locally in Delaware County, but would like to offer the following information about organizations providing urgent relief and essential services to the people affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Donating to one of the organizations below can help to change the lives of those who may have lost everything.

Thank you for supporting relief efforts for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma!

  TCF and Vest–A–Cop Join Together to Protect Those Who Protect Us

When Ridley Park Police Officer Marc Hanly was shot in the chest in the line of duty, his bulletproof vest saved his life and sent his family, colleagues, friends, and community a wake-up call. Marc's family and other community members leaped into action to form Vest-A-Cop under the TCF umbrella of charitable activities.

Fortunately, Officer Hanly was saved by his tactical vest. Not every police officer working in Delaware County would have been as fortunate. Due to the high cost of bulletproof vests, not all local governments and police departments have prioritized this important investment in their officers.

TCF and Vest-A-Cop encourage all of our governmental leaders to equip all of our police officers with bulletproof tactical safety vests. We are willing to help, and so can you! The passionate members of the Vest-A-Cop Team are energetically raising financial resources and you can be directly responsible for helping to protect the lives of Delaware County officers on duty. Your donations and the surpluses generated by Vest-A-Cop fundraising events will be used to partner with our local communities to properly outfit our police officers against the risks of the job.

Help TCF and Vest-A-Cop to protect those who protect us. Join us by donating to the Vest-A-Cop Fund today by contacting the TCF staff at 610-461-6571 or via email at . Or use the button above to donate online with your credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

TCF and Vest-A-Cop are proud to announce that we are accepting applications for body armor from currently employed or newly hired law enforcement officers in Delaware County. To apply, please use our Application for Funding form and submit it to the street or electronic address listed on the application.

  Recent Grants Awarded

The TCF Board of Directors recently approved the following grants:

  • ARC of Delaware County to promote the physical and mental health of intellectually-challenged residents of Delaware County through programs that emphasize improving nutrition and which encourage healthy living and better eating habits.

  • Center for Resolutions to support Youth Aid Panels, which keep cases out of court with only a 5% recidivism rate.

  • Compeer of Suburban Philadelphia to fund 100 outings for a friend-matching program for those with mental health issues.

  • Operation Warm to enable the purchase of brand new winter coats to be distributed to economically disadvantaged children in the TCF Service Area.

  What You and TCF Can Do Together

When you give a gift to TCF, you are investing in our common future and helping to provide a wide array of health and wellness programs and services to eastern Delaware County. We thank you for your support and for your continuing commitment to improving the quality of life in our community.

It is through the financial assistance of our generous contributors that the Foundation is able to make a significant impact in the communities we serve.

  • Together, we support local non-profit organizations that target health and wellness issues.

  • Together, we educate and reward our future health care professionals.

  • Together, we guarantee the warm, gentle care delivered by Taylor Hospice to our friends and families challenged by terminal illness.

  • Together, we build our local communities by creating funds to address critical needs.

Contributions may be mailed to TCF at 300 Johnson Avenue, Ridley Park, PA 19078. Or, for your convenience, use the button at the top of the page to donate online with your credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

  TCF's Pay-It-Forward Fund

TCF's Pay-It-Forward Fund is designed to assist local community members who encounter sudden adversity that leaves them with an unexpected and uncovered health-related financial burden.

Many of your friends and neighbors have already answered the call by hosting fund-raising events or making direct donations for the purpose of making Pay-it-Forward goals a reality.

If you are interested in helping us to fund these types of needs in your schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods, please contact the TCF staff by calling 610-461-6571 or via email at . Or use the button above to donate online with your credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.

If you have encountered a major setback of the type described or know somebody in the TCF Service Area who has, please use our Pay-It-Forward Application for Funding form to apply for assistance.