Can't spend a dime? 
Then, spend some time... helping us create the magic.

Beebe Medical Foundation - $5,000
Expansion of Cardiac Lab Equipment

Boys & Girls Club of Rehoboth - $5,000
Providing 10 new HP Tablets 

CAMP Rehoboth - $5,000
Renovation of Community Space

Cancer Support Community - $4,000
Replacement of Air Conditioning 

Children's Beach House - $2,500
Conversion of Storage Space in an Office Space

Clear Space Productions - $2,500
Purchase of a New Sound Board

Friends of Trap Pond - $5,000
Installation of New Playground Equipment

Harry K Foundation - $3,000
Providing New Computers for Expanded Services

Our nonprofit organizations was formed by community leaders with the mission to enrich lives by creating cultural events and health related activities throughout the Cape region and to increase philanthropic support of organizations supporting those residing in and visiting Sussex County, Delaware. 
​ Whether you volunteer at events like Winter WonderFEST, wish to donate to our Festival of Cheer Fund, or sponsor one of our exciting events, we appreciate you joining our team to create a brighter future for Sussex County for many generations to come.

Festival of Cheer, Inc.

Building Tradition. Creating Brighter Futures. 

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 Have questions? Contact Peter Briccotto at (302) 528 3486 or e-mail! 

Call Us: 302.727.0221

Together, we can make a difference

Grant Fund 

We're focused on creating a brighter future for Sussex County by providing critically needed capital grants to nonprofit organizations serving those living and residing in Sussex County. 


Want to help us create a brighter future?

Let us know how. 

Make a single or monthly donation to support our grant fund or our operations!

Joshua M. Freeman Foundation - $2,000
Purchase of a Portable Audio System

La Red Health Center - $5,000
Purchase of New Medical Examination Tables

Lewes Parks Commission - $1,000
Support the Installation of a New Playground

Lewes Public Library - $3,000
Purchase Reading Area Furniture

Meals on Wheels of Rehoboth-Lewes - $5,000
Purchase a New Storage Shed 

Milton Little League - $2,000
Support the Purchase of New Field Lighting 

Rehoboth Art League - $2,500
Support the Preservation of the Paynter 

Festival of Cheer will award $50,000 of grants to nonprofit organizations that service Sussex County. 10 to 15 grants at varying levels of support from $1,000 up to $5,000.

Grant applications may be submitted from Monday, March 1 through Wednesday, March 31. Grant recipients will be notified in June.

Organizations must operate in Sussex County, and grants will only be awarded to support the purchase of capital equipment to support the organization’s operations. Grants will not be awarded to support capital campaigns.

In order to have your grant application completed, please submit the following information:

  1. Cover letter confirming organization's mailing address & point of contact for grant proposal (phone, email, mailing address)
  2. Nonprofit's IRS Determination Letter
  3. List of Current Board of Directors
  4. List of Current Organizational Staff
  5. Most Recent 990 or Annual Financial Statement for Previous FY
  6. Grant Proposal (2-5 pages) 
    1. Organization's History
    2. Organization's Mission 
    3. Statement of Need
    4. Predicted Measurable Outcomes
  7. Project Budget/Estimates
  8. Organizational Budget for Current Fiscal Year