Application: 2018-2020 Dilworth Cares Campaign

Click here to download: Dilworth Cares Application 2018-2020

Dilworth Cares, a committee of the Dilworth Community Association (DCA), is kicking off the selection process for the next Care Campaign. Every two years, Dilworth Cares conducts a comprehensive application and interview process on behalf of DCA to choose one local nonprofit organization to become the featured nonprofit partner for our community for a two year period.

Here’s the process and timeline for the 2018-2020 agency selection:

Jan. 15, 2018       Application available above

Feb. 15                Applications due (email completed form to

Feb 15-April 4    Dilworth Cares Steering Committee members review applications.  Site visits may be scheduled as needed.

April 4                Agency selected and email notifications sent to all applicants.

April 4                Announcement of Biennial Care Campaign Agency is made at the DCA Board meeting and submitted for posting on DCA website.

June                   Public announcement appears in the June issue of Dilworth Quarterly.

Sept                    Kick off for the new Care Campaign begins with the Dilworth Home Tour.


The Biennial Care Campaign for the new nonprofit typically begins with the Dilworth Home Tour in September and runs for two years ending in June.  A portion of the proceeds from Home Tour ticket sales is earmarked for the new DCA nonprofit partner.  In addition, throughout the year other neighborhood events could include a fundraising component for the nonprofit.

DCA and the Dilworth Cares committee will regularly highlight service opportunities with our nonprofit partner in the Dilworth Express. Other goals include promoting awareness of the mission of the nonprofit, identifying particular needs with which neighbors may be able to assist and making the nonprofit feel welcome in our neighborhood.


 Applicants should meet one of the following criteria:

  1.  The selected agency must be physically located in Dilworth.


  1.  The selected agency must serve residents of Dilworth.


  1. There is an established strong link between the agency and the Dilworth Community.


Please direct any questions regarding the selection process or the Dilworth Cares Committee to Anne Gildea at  Meetings of the Dilworth Cares steering committee are usually held the first Wednesday of the month at varying times and locations.


Recent Focus Nonprofits:

2016-2018 Dilworth Soup Kitchen
2014-2016 Freedom School Partners
2012-2014: Charlotte Family Housing
2011-2012: Friendship Trays
2010-2011: Dilworth Elementary School
2009-2010: Pat’s Place