Attention All DST Chapters!

There is Still Time to Apply for the DREF 2023-2024 Community Empowerment Grant Opportunity

Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) awards Community Empowerment grants to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc chapters in one of the following areas: Civic Engagement; Educational Development; Financial Literacy for Youth; Health and Wellness or International Awareness. The submission deadline is March 31, 2023.

Annual Community Empowerment Grantmaking Program

Grant Application Overview 

A program can be conducted by a Delta chapter or a program sponsored in partnership with a community-based organization that has a similar mission and goals as those of DREF or the Sorority; the community-based organization partner must have a 501 (c) (3) non-profit status.

Rules and Instructions: 

  • Program grant awards are subject to availability and will be based on the rating score received
  • Chapters are permitted to submit only one grant application
  • Proposals must address issues affecting African American Women and their families with a focus on Civic Engagement, Educational Development, Financial Literacy for Youth, Health and Wellness or International Awareness.
  • Program must clearly delineate how the target population will be empowered to move beyond their current situation
  • Submit application by the deadline date: March 31, 2023 
  • Submit applications to
  • Grant awards will be made to chapters in June 2023.

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