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The 21st Century Fund

The 21st Century Fund for Delaware's Children is a public/private partnership to address the special needs of at-risk children in Delaware. The intent of the fund is to provide experiences that help children define their strengths, improve their self-esteem and build a sense of hope for the future. Examples include sports camps, music lessons, prom tickets and other opportunities to achieve a child's potential in a particular talent or interest otherwise not affordable or available to them. Children up to age 21 receiving services from state agencies and community programs in Delaware are eligible for funding.

Due to the weather, the Muriel E Gilman award event that was to have been held on March 8, 2018 was rescheduled and will now be held on May 9, 2018. All previously purchased tickets will be honored. Anyone who previously purchased a ticket and would prefer to have a refund, may contact us at 302-547-3307 and a prompt refund will be issued.


2018 Muriel E. Gilman Award Presentation

The 21st Century Fund for Delaware’s Children is proud to present the 2018 Muriel E. Gilman Award to Eunice LaFate on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the University & Whist Club in Wilmington, Delaware.

For information on Eunice LaFate or to purchase tickets, please click here.

The state tax deadline is April 30, 2019 . The Delaware General Assembly has recently passed legislation to provide the opportunity for you to check off a contribution to the 21st Century Fund for Delaware’s Children, Inc. on your Delaware state tax return. Look for details on how to do this with your state tax information.

DELAWARE STATE EMPLOYEES – The 21st Century Fund for Delaware’s Children, Inc. can now be designated for contribution on your State Employee’s Contribution Campaign Pledge Form. The designation code for the 21st Century Fund on the SECC form is 50130.