Delaplaine Foundation  has a Legacy of Service
Delaplaine Foundation has a commitment to giving
Delaplaine Foundations in partnership with the community
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A Legacy of Service, A Leader in Philanthropic Giving

Delaplaine Foundation, Inc., is a private family foundation based in Frederick, Maryland, dedicated to the enrichment of communities and families within Maryland, nearby states and the District of Columbia by supporting programs to strengthen the arts and sciences, historical preservation, educational advancement, spiritual enlightenment and well-being.




Sponsorship Request Protocol: Because we receive a large volume of sponsorship requests throughout the year, we purposely keep our annual sponsorship budget low in order to reserve our major resources for grant making to non-profit organizations whose missions are closely aligned with ours. We are, however, pleased to support our nonprofit partners and will accept one request per nonprofit organization per calendar year for consideration. All sponsorship opportunities/requests should be routed directly to Administrative Assistant Jessica Wareham at All requests will be reviewed by Marlene Young, President, to make the final decision.

Covid-19/Public Health

From the onset of COVID-19 Delaplaine Foundation understood the urgency of the circumstances and acted upon that urgency by issuing community emergency relief funding. We have awarded $539,000 in emergency relief grants to the Frederick County community by awarding 70 grants to community nonprofits and we’ve been proud to align with other local philanthropic funders in the COVID-19 Collaborative that put over $1.8 million in emergency grant funds into our community. We’ve seen new issues come about that have required a new navigation after living through a public health crisis. We assess the availability of resources to help equitably connect need with supply, acknowledging that these crises are a weight we all share. We are all interconnected in doing our part to support one another. We continue to thank those who work hard on the frontlines of healthcare and in first responder roles and encourage all to continue to take seriously public health and safety. We wish good health and well-being for all.