We’re here for you and our community, forever.

Whatever your charitable giving goals may be, our team at the foundation can help. We care about our community as much as you do.

Our board of directors and staff are committed to understanding your perspectives on the challenges facing the quality of life in our region. Deeply familiar with local nonprofits, we can serve as a resource to help you give when, how, and to the causes you want.

Our tools and back-office administration capabilities make it easy to keep your giving organized and tax-savvy.

Our mission is to strengthen our communities by connecting people through charitable Giving

The Delaware County Foundation is one of more than 700 community foundations across the United States. As both a 501(c)(3) organization and a convener, community foundations hold a unique position in the regions they serve.

The Delaware County Foundation focuses on enabling current and generational charitable giving for individuals, families, and businesses in Delaware County and Central Ohio. We help you and other donors make a difference in the causes you care most about.

We believe working together will build a better community.

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Our Work

Since 1995, the foundation has distributed more than $18 million in charitable dollars. As a community foundation, we make it possible for anyone to be a philanthropist. We are a collection of ordinary people with an extraordinary passion for giving whose funds are invested and distributed to charitable organizations serving Delaware County and beyond.

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Our Impact

2023 Grants

 A Kid Again
Alpha Group of Delaware, Inc.
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross of Delaware County
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Arc of Appalachia
Atlanta Youth Tennis and Education Foundation
Back to the Wild
Best Friends Animal Society
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Fluffy Dog Rescue
Bishop Watterson High School
Black and Orange Cat Foundation
Buckeye Valley Food Pantry
Burgettstown Community Library
Cancer Support Community Central Ohio
Canine Companions for Independence
Cat Welfare Association, Inc.
Central Ohio Symphony
Central Ohio Youth for Christ
City of Delaware
Columbus Community Kollel
Columbus Council on World Affairs
Columbus Humane
Columbus Jewish Historical Society
Columbus Music Commission
Common Ground Free Store
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
Curtain Players
Delaware Area Career Center
Delaware City School District
Delaware County Cultural Arts Center/Arts Castle
Delaware County Historical Society
Delaware County Housing Alliance
Delaware County Sheriff’s Office
Delaware One Inc
Delaware Rotary Foundation
Delaware Speech and Hearing Center
Design Outreach Inc
Disabled American Veterans
Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services
Family Promise of Delaware County
First Presbyterian Church of Delaware
Flying Horse Farms
Friends of CASA of Delaware and Union Counties
Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council, Inc.
Girls on the Run Central Ohio
Grace Clinic of Delaware Ohio

Grand Canyon Trust, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Delaware & Union Counties
Horse Angels Rescue
Horses Help
Hospice at Grady Memorial Hospital
Humane Society of Delaware County
Itaalk Autism Foundation
Jewish Federation of Columbus
Kilbourne United Methodist Church
Law Enforcement Foundation Inc.
Lettuce Work Foundation
Liberty Twp/Powell YMCA
LifeCare Alliance
LifeTown Columbus
Lord of Life Lutheran Church
LSS Faith Mission
Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio
Main Street Delaware
Men’s Shelter of Delaware County
Mercy Ships
Michigan Tech Fund
Mid-Ohio Food Collective
Migraine Research Foundation
Morton Arboretum
NAMI of Delaware and Morrow County
New Albany Symphony Orchestra
Ohio Cancer Research
Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission
Ohio Nature Education
Ohio Northern University
Ohio State University
Ohio State University Foundation
Olentangy Education Foundation
Partners in Play
People In Need, Inc of Delaware County Ohio
Pike Pet Pals
Pink Ribbon Girls
Powell Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
Powell-Liberty Historical Society
Pregnancy Resources of Delaware County
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
Recreation Unlimited Foundation
Richmond-Wayne County Halfway House Corporation
Rocky Mountain Conservancy
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Room to Read

Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Ruling our Experiences (ROX)
Saddle Up
Safe Harbor Peer Support
Salvation Army Central Ohio
Sanctuary Community Action, Inc.
Second Ward Community Initiative
Serenity Street Foundation
Seton Hill University
Short North Alliance
Shriners Hospitals for Children Cincinnati/Kentucky
South Carolina Ovarian Cancer Foundation/BAGS of HOPE-Fund a need
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Mary Catholic Church
Star House
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers
Stockhands Horses for Healing
Strand Theatre & Cultural Arts Association
Stratford Ecological Center
Summit at the Summit
Sunbury-Galena Rotary Foundation
The Buckeye Ranch
The kiDDS Foundation
The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
The Shane center
The Wilds
Turning Point
United Way of Central Ohio
United Way of Delaware County
UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Foundation
Vested Interest In K9s Inc.
Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Wanake Camp and Retreat Center
WARM – Westerville Area Resource Ministry
WCBE 90.5 FM
White Lily Chapel
Women Giving Together Delaware County
World Food Prize Foundation
Worthington Presbyterian Church
Wounded Warriors Project Inc.
Yellowstone Park Foundation
YMCA of Central Ohio

2024 Board of Directors

Jim Waters


Paula Tarpey

Vice Chairman

Eric Bull


Keith Copeland

 Assistant Secretary

Scott Cubberly


Tracy MacDowell

 Assistant Treasurer

Geoffery Kunkler

Immediate Past Chairman

Allison Beckman


Jasmine Green


Adam Hansberry


Pamela Hutchinson




Matt vandenBerg


Foundation Staff

Chris Baker

President / CEO

Susie Bibler

Development Director

Mindy Patrick

Finance Director

Erika Myers-Bromwell

Director of Grants & Administration

Stacy Stultz

Events and Marketing Director