The Delaware Chamber of Commerce is planning to start a new organization, Charity Motors, with the goal of raising more than $1 million to help families in need in Delaware.
The Delaware Chamber has been a major donor to the state’s charities for years.
In 2015, Delaware joined the ranks of the states that have already been named as a major recipient of federal aid.
But the state has been slow to implement the programs, and the program has been largely unsuccessful.
The chamber’s new goal is to create a vehicle to raise more than 1 million dollars to help Delaware families in the next six months.
The Delaware State Chamber of Business has also formed a partnership with Delaware Family Advocacy Network, a nonprofit that helps Delaware families and their children.
The new organization will focus on helping Delaware families transition from poverty to prosperity, the Delaware State Senate President John Wisniewski said in a news release.
“I believe this is the time to create an organization that can really help Delawareans in the community and in government,” Wisniewicz said.
The plan is to establish a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation to provide grants to organizations that serve families with children, the news release said.
This is similar to the type of foundation Delaware used to support the state after Hurricane Sandy, when the Delaware Chamber gave nearly $200,000 to the Red Cross.
A 501(C)(3), or tax-exempt, nonprofit organization, can make grants to the group based on its charitable mission.
A nonprofit organization must receive a “no-strings” commitment from the government, and there is no specific requirements for what the group must do.
The state has received more than 775,000 applications for grants this year, the chamber said in the newsrelease.
The news release says the new organization hopes to “build on the work already underway in Delaware” through a program that “will be focused on helping families who are currently struggling financially or are facing significant challenges as they seek to get back on their feet.”
The new group will be led by two people, and will be comprised of three Delawareans, Wisniwski said.
One of the new partners is Jennifer LeBrun, who has been involved with Delaware’s charities since 2000, according to the news conference.
LeBun is a member of the Delaware Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
The other two partners will be John Waddell, who was previously a Delaware state representative and was an assistant attorney general under Gov.
John Carney, and Steve Smith, a former attorney general for Delaware and president of the National Association of Attorney General’s Associations.