The Gannett Foundation, the charitable arm of the company that owns The News Journal, has awarded $37,000 to seven Delaware nonprofits.
Founded in 1952 by the Junior League of Wilmington, Delaware Guidance Services for Children & Youth, Inc. has grown from a one-psychiatrist operation in loaned space, to the largest single not-for-profit provider of comprehensive psychiatric services for children and their families in Delaware.
The grant will be used to provide incentives and rewards, as well as enrichment activities for disadvantaged children from at-risk backgrounds.
The money will be allocated to kids based on their level of need. For example, the nonprofit recently spent $300 on a summer camp program for a child who needed work on their social skills.