DDOA Divisions

Do More 24 Delaware 2023

Delaware Division of the Arts Stretch Pool & Grant Incentives 2023

Delaware Division of the Arts Stretch Pool Grants

Thanks to the Delaware Division of the Arts (DDOA), arts nonprofits that currently receive general operating support funding through DDOA in FY23 will be eligible for the DDOA stretch pool and donation-based bonus grants as described below. DDOA grantees eligible for these awards will receive these funds directly from the Division after the event results are finalized.
To incentivize innovative ways to engage new donor engagement, the formula for the DDOA stretch pool will change for the 2023 giving day event to focus on the number of donations received – rather than the total dollar amount raised during the 24-hour fundraising period. The Division has also adjusted the stretch pool groups^ to provide a more equitable and financially incentivizing opportunity for all organizations that choose to participate.
Group 1 (Large orgs): Operating budgets of $1 million and above – Stretch Pool of $125,000
Group 2 (Medium orgs): Operating budgets of $100,000 to $999,999 – Stretch Pool of $175,000
Group 3 (Small orgs): Operating budgets of $1-$99,999 – Stretch Pool of $100,000
The formula for this year’s stretch pool will be the following:
(Stretch Pool Amount) * (Number of total donations to your organization / Number of total donations in your specific group above) = Your organization's stretch pool share
Please note that all stretch pool grants will be capped at the total dollar amount the organization raises.

^The Individual DDOA eligible organizations (64) have been divided into the following three groups based on their FY23 budget submissions from organizations’ general operating application.

Small (>$100K) (27):
Art Therapy Express Program Inc
Art Works for All (VSA Delaware)
Bootless Stageworks
Capital Ringers
Chapel Street Players (University Drama Group Inc)
City Theater Company
Coro Allegro Inc
Delaware Choral Society
Delaware ChoralArts (Delaware Choral Arts Association)
Delaware Photographic Society
Dover Art League
Jester Artspace, Inc
Kent County Theatre Guild Foundation
Market Street Music
Milford Community Band
Milford Second Street Players (Milford 2nd Street Players Inc.)
Milton Arts Guild
New Light Theatre
Newark Arts Alliance
Newark Symphony Orchestra
Rehoboth Concert Band
Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre
Seaford Community Concert Association
Southern Delaware Chorale
The Children's Theatre Inc.
The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware
Wilmington Concert Opera

Medium ($100K - $1M) (24 orgs):
Brandywine Baroque Inc.
Center for the Creative Arts
Choir School of Delaware
Clear Space Theatre Company
Coastal Concerts, Inc.
Delaware Arts Alliance
Delaware Celebration of Jazz Inc.
Delaware Children's Theatre
Delaware Dance Company
Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education
Delaware Shakespeare
Developing Artist Collaboration
First State Ballet Theatre
Inner City Cultural League, Inc.
Mispillion Art League
Pieces of a Dream, Inc.
Possum Point Players, Inc.
Reed's Refuge
Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Smyrna Opera House (Smyrna-Clayton Heritage Association)
The Everett Theater
Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance
Wilmington Children's Chorus
Wilmington Drama League

Large (>$1M) (13 orgs):
Biggs Museum of American Art
Christina Cultural Arts Center
Delaware Art Museum
Delaware Symphony Orchestra
Delaware Theatre Company
Joshua M. Freeman Foundation
Rehoboth Art League
The Candlelight Theatre
The Delaware Contemporary
The Grand Opera House
The Music School of Delaware
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

The Do More 24 Delaware giving day event and the DDOA Arts Stretch Pool & Grants Incentives are supported, in part, by funding from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com.