The Perfect Gift 2018 Beneficiaries

Cab Calloway School of the Arts

Cancer Care Connection

Caring Hearts Helping Hands, Inc.

Catholic Charities

Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation

Delaware Center for Horticulture

Delaware Children’s Museum

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Delaware Nature Society

Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Faithful Friends Animal Society

FAME, Inc.

Fresh Start Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Girls on the Run Delaware

Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay

The Grand Opera House

Ingleside Homes, Inc.

Latin American Community Center

Meals on Wheels Delaware

The Ministry of Caring, Inc.

Nativity Preparatory School of Wilmington

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Neighborhood House, Inc.

Newark Area Welfare Committee

PAWS for People

The Salvation Army

Shoes That Fit-Delaware Chapter

SPCA Brandywine Valley

St. Michael’s School and Nursery, Inc.

Strive: How You Lead Matters

Vision to Learn

YMCA of Delaware

Grant Request



The Christmas Shop Foundation welcomes requests from established non-profit organizations for the funding of specific charitable, cultural or educational needs or programs which enhance the quality of life in the State of Delaware.  Please carefully review the Application/Funding Procedure including the important dates involved in the application process. Grants are based on revenue raised at our annual Perfect Gift event.

Please note: The Christmas Shop Foundation does not fund capital drives, on-going expenses such as heating, salaries or other administrative expenses.



Requests for applications will be accepted June 1 through September 28, 2019. Please mail requests and a copy of your IRS 501(c)3 determination letter to:

Kim Davis, Allocations Chair
The Christmas Shop Foundation
P.O. Box 4184
Wilmington, DE 19807-4184

Applications will be sent to you by email. Your completed application (in duplicate) must be postmarked by November 15, 2019. No emailed applications will be accepted.

Please be prepared to provide the following information during the application process:

  • A brief description of your organization's mission

  • Program focus and population served

  • Program/project description

  • Program/project budget

  • Program/project evaluation methods and project outcomes

  • Your contact information

Additionally, you will be asked to provide the following documents:

  • The current organization budget and recent audited financial statements

  • A list of board members and their affiliations

  • A copy of your IRS 501(c)3 determination letter



The visit will take place in January or February 2020, and will assist our committee with its final review.

Decisions concerning grants will be made in March 2020, and agencies will be notified by March 30th.

If your organization received funds from The Christmas Shop Foundation in March and you did not complete The Grant Beneficiary Report and return it by the following December 31st, your new application will not be considered. Your Grant Beneficiary Report and receipts must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2019, and addressed to the Allocations Chairman.