Delta House 2000 was envisioned in 1997. The dream was to purchase a building from which the charitable, educational, and cultural activities of the organization could be accomplished. The Delta House 2000 committee was established under the chairmanship of Mickey Backus. After months of work, the committee tasked with the Delta House 2000 mission determined it was more feasible to establish a foundation and the idea of the Delta Community Service Foundation was born. The DCSF Board of Directors was established with Mickey Backus serving as President. The Foundation was incorporated July 29, 1998, and on August 25, 1999, received its 501 (c)(3) status.
Over the next several years the Foundation's Board worked tirelessly to raise the required funds to purchase a building. Finally, on March 29, 2013, the dream was realized. The Delta Community Service Foundation, Inc. purchased 2951 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, Virginia (former home of Congressman Norman Sisisky). It now owns a 5121 sq.ft. building on 14.7 acres of land from which to accomplish its community outreach endeavors. At present, DCSF is working fervently toward the restoration and renovation of the site, as it continues its philanthropic support to local agencies and organizations.
Delta Community Service Foundation, Inc. support other local community service organizatons and programs. DCSF believes supporting community based programs helps foster community involvement and pride, which will make our community a great place to live.
The mission of Delta Community Service Foundation (DCSF) is to help ensure that resources are available to provide service for the community in the following areas:
It is the aim of the Foundation to sponsor and support activities that will: