Supported Causes

2018 Beneficiary

“Picture your best friend. Now imagine your life without that person. For people with developmental disabilities, the laughter and excitement of a best friend is only a dream. Best Buddies is a lifeline to the joy of having and being a friend.”

2019 Beneficiary

Become an integral part of our wonderful organization supporting the best charities as we continue to focus on funding and raising awareness for the nonprofits of Delaware with a specific focus on children and families in need. We invite you to apply to be a beneficiary for the LCFF!

Supported Causes

Our goal is to raise essential funding and awareness for the nonprofits of Delaware with a specific focus on children and families in need! Please see a complete list of causes supported below.

2018 Beneficiary



Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).


The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down syndrome, autism, Fragile X, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.


Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.



Any way we can raise awareness means additional essential funding and awareness for the nonprofits of Delaware with a specific focus on children and families in need!


On behalf of Duffy’s Hope, Inc., I would like to thank you so very much for your generous donations and ongoing support. Your donations mean that you understand just how valuable supporting the children, youth and families in the State of Delaware can be to ensure that educational goals are reached and dreams are made possible.

Again, thank you! The generous support of individuals like your foundation make it possible four our organization to exist and to make the community a great place to live one step at a time.

Best always,
Allen “Duffy” Samuels,
Founder / CEO

Duffy’s Hope provides intellectual, emotional and interpersonal growth opportunities for youths and families through advocacy, education, mentoring and community outreach. You may read the full letter from Duffy Hope to the Capano Foundation here.


List of causes the foundation has supported: (does not include organizations supported by other Capano entities)

  • Archmere Academy
  • B+ Andrew McDonough
  • Beau Biden Foundation
  • Best Buddies Delaware
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware
  • Brent Celek Foundation
  • Caesar Rodney Institute
  • Casa de Amma
  • Catholic Charites – Diocese of Wilmington
  • Charley’s Fund
  • Delaware Association of Police
  • Delaware Humane Association
  • Domangue Children College Fund
  • DSGA Scholarship Fund
  • Duffy’s Hope
  • Easter Seals
  • First Tee of Delaware
  • Jason Taylor Foundation
  • Kids Runway for Research
  • Little Sisters of the Poor
  • Make A Wish
  • Mary Campbell Center
  • Ministry of Caring
  • Robin Hood
  • Sons of Italy Foundation
  • Special Olympics Delaware
  • St Edmonds
  • The Everett, Inc.
  • The Kenny Family Foundation
  • The Michael J. Fox Foundation
  • The Ministry of Caring
  • The Rookery
  • The Tatnall School
  • West End Neighborhood House
  • Wilmington Public Safety Foundation
  • Wilmington Senior Center