The Delores Foundation, Inc.

Helping Others Pursue Excellence (HOPE)

How we make a difference:

TDF's mission is to provide transitional services and resources to girls, single women, and women with children, that will empower them to achieve physical, mental, and emotional stability.

Why We Need Your Support

To educate. To empower. To restore hope.

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Help Fund our Workshops and Transitional Services

Your $25 donation allows 1 girl to attend a workshop or provides for 2-3 backpacks.

Donations to TDF are tax deductible.

Where Your Money Goes


Ninety percent of your donations go to support our workshops for girls, our transitional services for girls and women in need, and our vision. Ten percent supports our fundraising efforts and five percent covers administration.

Our Story

The Delores Foundation, Inc.(TDF) was originally conceived in the heart of its founder, Rev. Vanessa B. Carter, on January 1, 2002. The Lord gave her a vision to begin a healing and transition ministry for women and children. The ministry’s focus would be to assist them in rebuilding their lives, by first, providing them a safe haven where they can be loved and nurtured; and then teaching them the skills they need to live productive lives. ...more
In Memory of Delores Bowers

What's New


Stay tuned for upcoming TDF Events!

We're Forever Grateful

We could not do what we do without the support of our partners and sponsors.