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Grants & Scholarships 


HADLEY supports interactive cultural and social enrichment programs which bring together disparate groups of people to promote understanding, justice, social equity, and a vibrant, healthy Kennett community. 

To review and/or apply for a grant/scholarship visit:

(Email submissions only)

HADLEY Grant Application Info

- Proposals received any time throughout the year are eligible for finding consideration from Hadley 

- Decisions are made intermittently throughout the year, as the Hadley Committee desires

- Requests are electronically shared with the Hadley Committee

- Grants & sponsorships awards are limited to the Kennett Square region

- Grants & sponsorship awards typically range from $500 - $5000 

- Grants & sponsorships are only awarded to charitable nonprofits which focus their work on HADLEY's key priority areas

Past Grant Recipients:

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"We at Casa Guanajuato Kennett Square are very appreciative of your support for our Cinco de Mayo Festival. The festival has grown over the years. People come from far and wide to what is considered the premier Hispanic Festival in our tri-state area. We hope maybe next year you will be able to come and see what it's all about and enjoy some of the delicious food, entertainment and family activities. 

Despite rain this year, the turnout was tremendous! We had 30% more participants, which included more restaurants and other organizations. 

The success of this festival and your sponsorship make it possible for us to fulfill our mission and continue the "family-orient multi-cultural" events that promote cultural exchange through music, art and food. 

Thank you very much!" 

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" Thank you so much again for your grant sponsorship award towards the Kennett Area Juneteenth Celebration. This event honored the heritage, human dignity, and history of the Underground Railroad in the Kennett area. 

With your generous support. the committee was able to arrange a diverse range of engaging and interactive activities including a Kennett Underground Railroad Pop Up Meseum; a presentation by Dr. Chery Gooch, author of Hinsonville Heroes On Africa's Lands; a performance of enslaved African female narratives combining the spoken work of Paul Laurence Dunbar and music of Sweet Honey in the Rock by storyteller and poet Oni Lasana; a performance by the Twin Poets, award-winning spoken word poets, community activist, and the 17th Poets Laureate of Delaware. There were also interactive mapping activity, hosted by Study Buddies and teh Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs. celebrating the diverse and connective geographies of people in our community. as well as a movie and book display at the Kennett Library. 


Historic Kennett Square appreciates your partnership in our work to enrich community vitality, pride, ad unity. We could not do it without you. Thank you so much." 

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"On behalf of the children and staff of Tick Tick Early Learning Center, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your very generous grant of $5,000 to be used towards our music enrichment program. Your generosity changes children's lives. 

Tick Tock has yet again been awarded a Star 4 designation under the Keystone Stars Quality Assurance Initiative in Pennsylvania. Only 5% of all eligible children in PA have access to a Star 4 program. Your donation makes sure that kids in our community continue to have that access. 

Each and every day I am surrounded by happy children thriving in a safe and loving environment. They may never know it, but I know we couldn't be doing this work without you."

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"The Mushroom Festival's Board of Directors sends our sincerest gratitude for the generous Oyster Level sponsorship of the 34th Annual Mushroom Festival. We know we've reached this milestone primarily because of your support and confidence. 

At our Grant Recipients Dinner this April, we were pleased to present $50,000 in grants to 32 local and regional non-profits from the proceeds of our 2018 Festival. Being able to give back to the community is the most rewarding part of our job. You, our sponsors, help make this happen! 

Please join us this September 7th and 8th as we celebrate our favorite crop - mushrooms - and beautiful Southern Chester County. Thank you once again for being a sponsor."

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"On behalf of the planning committee, I want to thank you for your monetary support, educational offerings and loving presence at the Rainbow Connect Conference that occurred in April. We want you to know that without help from people and organizations such as yourselves who support the LGBTQ community, this even would not be possible. RCC 2019 touched over 200 young lives and allowed them to walk around authentically with people of commonalities rather than differences. 

It is the hope of this planning committee that the Rainbow Connect Conference continue next year and for many years to come. That will not be possible without your support. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!

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