the gilliam foundation
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Address: P.O. Box 2364 Wilmington, DE 19899
The Gilliam Foundation was founded in 1998 and was the brainchild of James H. Gilliam, Jr., who along with being an attorney, was a successful businessman, civic, social, community leader and philanthropist. Jim Jr. served as the Chairman of the Foundation until his untimely passing in 2003. From its inception through 2013, the Foundation has made grants over $2.8 million.
It's charitable giving is designed to respect the diversity of communities, with particular attention given to the African American Community. The specific interest of the Gilliam Foundation is in supporting projects that are proactive, preventative and future-thinking in their efforts to create positive outcomes.
The Gilliam Foundation is family managed and although it supports many causes, its efforts have been concentrated in the following areas:
The Gilliam Foundation is proud of the impact that it has made in assisting non-profits in the Delaware community, and other national and international communities as they have sought ways to improve the quality of life for their constituencies via funded social programs. The Foundation expects continued success and greater impact as a result of intentional focus on our core values and strategy for doing business.
The mission of the Gilliam Foundation is to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities through financial support of ongoing programs and innovative projects.