The Nemours Foundation

The Nemours Foundation is the charitable entity that receives annual investment proceeds of the Alfred I. duPont Charitable Trust. Nemours is one of the largest pediatric healthcare systems in the United States.

the foundation

Today, Nemours is an internationally recognized non-profit children’s healthcare system committed to the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children. This promise is fulfilled through pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy, and prevention programs taking place at Nemours’ hospitals and clinics located throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida.
See a complete list of locations.

The Nemours Foundation is a leading children's healthcare system promoting the highest standards of pediatric healthcare. Founded in 1936, Nemours has the following annual impact:

Provides millions in funding

For Community Based Health Education and Prevention Initiatives for Children

Annually Treats Approximately

330,000 children

Employs Approximately 750 Physicians, Subspecialists, and Surgeons and 6,000 Professionals and Support Staff in Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Southern New Jersey, as Well as Jacksonville, Orlando, and Pensacola, Florida.

Nemours Estate in
Wimington, Delaware

The Alfred I. duPont Trust supports the care and perpetuation of the Nemours Estate (“Nemours”), the home that Mr. duPont built in 1909.

The 47,000-square-foot Nemours Estate rests on 200 plus acres in Wilmington, Delaware, the community that is also home to the modern-day DuPont corporation. Alfred named the estate Nemours after the French town his great-great-grandfather, Pierre Samuel duPont, represented in the court of Louis XVI. Designed by the renowned Carrère and Hastings firm of New York, the home is a rare example of 18th century French Neo-Classical architecture in America.

As the first home built specifically for his use, Nemours was very important to Alfred duPont. He hunted and fished on the property that at one time totaled 3,000 acres, and his family swam and boated in the Reflecting Pool. Historians today note that his mechanical inclination is evident throughout the features of the home and gardens.

In 2005, the Estate underwent a $38.6 million renovation and reopened its gates in 2008. Please visit the Nemours Estate to learn more.