Delray Chamber Education Fund

Our History

The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce believes that education is key to the economic vitality of our City. More than forty years ago, the Chamber developed a 501(c) 3 organization to address the needs of public education in Delray. 

Beginning in 2018, a Chamber task force re-evaluated the mission and developed an up-to-date vision of the Chamber’s not-for-profit for education, creating an independent board of directors and a new name for the organization –The Delray Chamber Education Fund (DCEF).

The Fund provides a mutually beneficial relationship with the complete range of Chamber activities by leveraging its philanthropic activities with the Chamber’s 900+ members. 

Our Mission

Develop, support, and fund a diversity of educational initiatives that helps make Delray learning programs and schools among the top tier in south Palm Beach County.

  • Serve as 501c3 tax exempt organization for the Chamber 
  • Raise funds
  • Work with local schools
  • Assist local schools to produce graduates who live, work, and thrive in Delray

DCEF Initiatives

Current Programs:

  • Bus Shelter Program 
  • Delray Reads
  • Education Breakfast
  • Small grants to local not for profits working with Delray schools

Potential new initiatives:

  • Workforce readiness 
  • Girls Go Build and similar hands-on learning experiences
  • Internship and apprenticeship programs 
  • Financial assistance program together with Chamber members

Stay In The Know

DCEF has both a website and a Facebook page.  Check out DCEF’s website at and our Facebook page at Delray Chamber Education Fund – DCEF

Why should you be involved with DCEF?
Self-interest!  If DCEF succeeds, then Delray citizens and stakeholders succeed.  A first-class educational system leads to a first-class City.

Support the DCEF

We encourage you to become engaged by contacting us at to offer your services. 
If you wish to contribute to DCEF initiatives, you can click here to DONATE and use your bank card to make a generous (or modest) contribution.