The QRCF has provided over $450,000 in grants to our partners in our community since our inception. The QRCF’s local community encompasses ten towns, spanning the Indian River Inlet, south to the MD state line, and from the eastern coast, west to Dagsboro. This servicearea includes: Bethany Beach, Clarksville, Dagsboro, Fenwick, Frankford, Millville, Ocean View, Roxana, Selbyville, and South Bethany.

All grant reviews occur on a quarterly basis. It is strongly encouraged and desired that any grant recipient from the QRCF continue to participate with the QRCF in our annual events such as the Hair of the Dog Run and Bunny Palooza. Without our fundraising events each year, the QRCF may be unable to provide further aid to the community. This fundraising is almost solely done by volunteers and we can always use your help. Please contact to see what opportunities exist for you.

QRCF offers two grant options, mini grants and full grants, that are available to local non-profit and community service organizations in the above defined service area.

Grant Awards Schedule

Quarter Application Deadline Award Notification Date
Q4 Grants December 1 December 31
Q1 Grants March 1 March 30
Q2 Grants June 1 June 30
Q3 Grants September 1 September 30


Full Grants

Full grants are for requests over $2,500. Full grant applications may be submitted at any time and are reviewed by the grant committee as they deem appropriate and as needed. Generally, grants of this size are part of a partnership with the QRCF either through fundraising efforts or in other ways that make sense for both organizations. Traditionally, larger grants have been awarded in conjunction with participation in our Annual Caribbean Christmas event. See Grant Award Schedule.
Full Grant Application

Mini Grants

“Mini-grants” are requests for funding amounts for up to $2,500. Mini-grant applications may be submitted at any time and are reviewed and awarded quarterly by the grant committee. See Grant Award Schedule.
Mini Grant Application

Past full and mini-grant recipients include but are not limited to:

  • Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company
  • IRHS Swim Team
  • Pyle Center Child Development Program
  • Delaware Warriors Baseball Team
  • Justin W. Jennings Foundation
  • Ocean View Cheer Center & Meals on Wheels
  • IRHS Golf Boosters
  • Ryan Scott Kappes Foundation
  • Sussex County Habitat for Humanity
  • Mid Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
  • IRSD Ingram Pond
  • IRHS Girls Basketball Team
  • IRHS Soccer Team
  • John M. Clayton Elementary School Mentoring Program
  • Clothing Our Kids
  • Delaware Hospice
  • Beach Lacrosse
  • Delaware Guidance Services
  • Sports Down Under
  • Indian River High School Athletics & Fitness Center
  • Junior Achievement
  • Howard T. Ennis Elementary School
  • Eagle Scout Projects for Ben Gonski & Jacob Martin
  • Bethany Beach Police Department
  • Families Connected
  • Selbyville Middle School PTO
  • Lord Baltimore Elementary School
  • Steel the Show – IRHS
  • Interfaith Mission of Sussex County
  • Town of Ocean View
  • Dolly Parton Imagination Library
  • Sussex County Volunteer DE 50+
  • Cozy Critters After School Program
  • GW Carver Academy
  • Camp Barnes
  • Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
  • The Way Home
  • Sussex County Senior Services, Inc.
  • Friends of the South Coastal Library
  • Lord Baltimore Lions Club at the River
  • Angel Food Ministries
  • River Soccer Club
  • Seashore Striders
  • The Wellness Community-Delaware
  • Selbyville Public Library
  • Frankford Public Library
  • Lower Sussex Pop Warner Football
  • Roxana Volunteer Fire Company
  • Easter Seals of DE
  • Read Aloud Delaware Football & Cheer
  • Lower Sussex Indians
  • Cancer Support Community of Delaware
  • The Sussex Academy Foundation
  • Millville Volunteer Fire Company
  • Sussex County Science Fair
  • Delmarvalous Quilters
  • APELL Program at GW Carver Academy
  • Selbyville Middle School Marching Band
  • Center for Inland Bays
  • Odyssey of the Mind Boosters
  • IRHS Art Department
  • Lower Delaware Autism Foundation
  • Del-Mar-Va Council – Boy Scouts
  • Low Sussex Little League
  • Indian River High School
  • Delaware Burn Camp
  • Dagsboro Boys & Girls Club
  • Phillip C. Showell Elementary School
  • Alana Rose Foundation

If you would like additional information please email us at or call us at 302-537-7723.