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Who We Are:
Generation of the Delaware Community Foundation (Next Gen) is a
philanthropic organization whose mission is to develop young
professionals (age 25 to 40) into effective nonprofit board leaders.
What We Do:
Gen executes its mission by providing members with hands-on
experience and training in the following areas:
1. Administration– Next
Gen is part of the Delaware Community Foundation, but is run as an
autonomous organization that is responsible for conducting regular meetings and
sustaining all operations of a nonprofit board.
2. Fundraising– Next
Gen members run several fundraising events each
year, including the Fall Family Festival at Ramsey’s Farm
and Chips for Charity.
Endowment Building– Next Gen is building an endowment fund at the DCF that will provide
perpetual funding for charitable grants to benefit Delaware.
4. Grant Making– Next Gen
solicits and reviews applications, then awards grants to organizations that
align with Next Gen’s area of focus and standards for quality. Every
two years, the group votes to determine an area of focus.
5. Education– Next Gen
draws high-profile guest speakers who cover topics pertinent to being an
effective board member and community leader. Past
speakers have included Thère du Pont, Beau Biden and others.
6. Community Outreach– Next
Gen seeks opportunities to serve the community, particularly
through organizations that have received grants in the past. This
can include mentorship opportunities and other volunteer activities.
What do Next Gen Board and
Committee Members gain?
greater network of young professionals and industry leaders
to volunteer and make meaningful contributions to the community
Hands-on experience serving as leaders
in a nonprofit organization
the Next Generation:
The Next Generation is a philanthropic organization that develops young
professionals into effective nonprofit board leaders. A Giving Circle
of the Delaware Community Foundation, Next Gen engages
members in hands-on fundraising, grant making, education
and community outreach.