Announcing the Dr. Candace Vancko Grant

The Greater Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the Dr. Candace Vancko Grant, a new matching grant program that was created to help strengthen the connection between the Greater Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce business community and the population of SUNY Delhi. 

The grant honors the dedicated service of the former SUNY Delhi President, Dr. Candace Vancko, who retired last spring. Dr. Vancko served in the position for more than 15 years and was committed to bridging the businesses of the area to the student, faculty and staff population at the college.

The grant is an annual matching grant of up to $500 that the Greater Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce will award to a member business that is ready to invest into their business with the purpose of directly impacting the student population of SUNY Delhi. This can take many forms, such as adjusting inventory, adding an attraction, or offering a new service with the primary focus of better serving and connecting to the college population.

Businesses that are interested in applying for the grant with a unique and innovative approach and are willing to match the Chamber’s investment can find more information and a simple application form on the Chamber’s website at

Grants will be judged by an impartial group that will be made up of two professionals from SUNY Delhi and two board members from the Greater Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce. The Dr. Candace Vancko Committee is happy to help develop applicants’ ideas.

Please click here for the application.