Cornerstone West Community Development Corporation

Mission

Cornerstone West CDC's mission is to improve the health status and economic viability of neighborhoods in New Castle County, Delaware, beginning with serving as a proactive catalyst for positive change.

Ruling year info

2000

President & CEO

Sarah Lester

Main address

710 North Lincoln St

Wilmington, DE 19805 USA

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EIN

51-0387484

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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Wilmington Strong Fund

In order to support small businesses citywide during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have developed The Wilmington Strong Small Business Fund. Through a public-private partnership, local economic development organizations quickly came together to ensure Wilmington businesses will remain open for years to come. The Wilmington Strong Small Business Fund offers $1,000 grants to small businesses located in the City of Wilmington in order to cover specific expenses such as rent payments, mortgage payments, utility & supplier bills, and digital marketing costs. The fund not only builds the capacity of small businesses to recover from the impact of COVID-19, but also builds out a community-driven network to serve our favorite shops, restaurants, stores, and cafes citywide. We have listened to the needs of small business owners, and are taking immediate action to ensure Wilmington businesses will remain open for business.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Cornerstone West Community Development Corporation

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joe Westcott

Capital One

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/3/2021

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