Empowering Individuals

Since 1937, the Longwood Foundation has invested in the quality of life and future of Delaware and southern Chester County. The Foundation intends to benefit the residents, environment, and culture of the state of Delaware and within a four mile radius of Longwood Gardens. We seek to invest in nonprofit organizations that empower individuals and communities. These grants aim to address challenges within our geographic boundaries by accelerating success in the nonprofit sector. We provide support across a variety of sectors, including (but not limited to) the arts, civic, education, environment, health and hospitals, housing, and social service areas.

Pierre S. du Pont

Use the link above to access the Longwood Foundation grants management system.  Using this portal, organizations can submit a new grant proposal and access previous requests. Additionally, grantees can access and complete grant agreements and submit progress reports.

The deadline for the fall 2021 grant cycle is September 1st, 2021 at 11:59 pm. Learn more about the Longwood application process and find resources to support the application process on the Grant Guidelines page. 


libraries, animal shelters, and community and economic development


natural resources, state parks, and land and water initiatives


student support organizations, shelter and residential care, special population support, community centers, senior living facilities


performing arts, cultural awareness, historical activities, humanities, fine arts, and museums


early learning centers, K12 schools, and colleges


hospitals and medical centers


housing and development