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Special Thanks to our SNAC SPONSORS and DONORS

The SNAC Program has been funded through December 2011 and again in 2013 with a generous grant from Chichester DuPont Foundation, and by one of our private donors for $2,500. The Clark Fund, founded in 1946 by Mary Chichester duPont Clark, invites grant applicants from anywhere within the boundaries of the United States. It devotes particular emphasis to programs concerned with the environment, education, health care and social services and to which the Foundation’s giving will play a pivotal role. www.chichesterdupont.org

The grant from Chichester DuPont Foundation has allowed the SNAC Program to develop a key unique feature of our school garden program: our ability to successfully integrate into the school culture. Other programs which are entirely driven by volunteers, with no direct oversight struggle with varying levels of volunteers and overwhelmed teachers who struggle to bring the children outside for "extra" activities. Many gardens struggle to be maintained or utilized on a consistent basis.

The SANC funding has allowed and enabled our Program Director to focus on curriculum which has helped the program to thrive. By funding adequate program support to the Program Director, SNAC has been successful encouraging the teachers’ utilization of the garden. As a result, we have much higher levels of access to the children that we have witnessed in similar programs. SNAC's Program Director engages the children in the core curricular competencies, according the current classroom activities, thus reinforcing teaching objectives and successfully engaging the kids in their food and garden work.

Our program is poised to grow in ways we could only imagine a year ago, and we are very grateful to this funding and the possibilities that have blossomed through its support.


CURRENT FUNDING STATUS: We are seeking funding to continue the program through 2014 through multiple grant applications. At this time for 2014, The SNAC Program has been awarded an additional $5000 from an anonymous donor.

In 2012, the program was partially funded by the Cigna Foundation.

The Cigna Foundation is an independent, charitable entity established to help enhance the health, well-being and sense of security enjoyed by people everywhere. It provides direct grants to nonprofit organizations working to create healthier individuals, families and communities. www.cigna.com


When you are start up non-profit like us, you really need all the help you can get.  These businesses have really gone the extra mile for us - and the quality of their work & materials has been outstanding!

Eric Wahl at Element Design Group
Lewes, Delaware

Eric took time to understand the program’s needs and help us design our space for the children. Element’s landscape architecture services have a focus on sustainability, and made a perfect team for SNAC’s first Garden and Greenhouse!

Kevin Lynch at Selbyville Pet and Garden
Selbyville, Delaware

A family owned and local Garden Center is a great neighbor to SDSA and a generous contributor to the SNAC program, through donation of several yards of mulch and all the pilings we needed for the classroom areas. We also were able to purchase many needed items at cost through the generosity and kindness of this local business.

Jason Leach, Independent Contractor
Lewes, Delaware

Jason along with some volunteers worked tirelessly over a few weeks to assemble and basically construct our greenhouse. His attention to detail and perseverance really made a difference to us!

Robert Tunnell at Blue Hen Organics
Dagsboro, Delaware

The Blue Hen Organics Recycling Center is the first landscaping residual composting facility in Sussex County, Delaware. Robert was extremely generous in donating many yards of compost, which children and parents used to fill the garden ‘s raised beds and greenhouse containers.

Walmart Store 2419 (Rehoboth)

Walmart generously supported the SNAC program with a $75 gift card for our needs of the installation of the SNAC Garden and Greenhouse. We appreciate the support from them.

We also very much appreciate the multiple hours of volunteer time from parents, teachers and community members.