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$200K+ in CenDel grants available to help nonprofits serving needy in Kent County

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Benjamin Potter Charity Trust provides grants to serve those in needCendel color

Nonprofit organizations supporting the needy in Kent County are invited to apply for grants from the Potter Charity Trust Fund at the CenDel Foundation, in partnership with the Delaware Community Foundation. The application deadline is June 15, 2015.

The mission of the Potter Charity Trust, created in 1843, is to aid the economically underprivileged in Kent County by supporting charitable organizations serving these individuals. The grantmaking committee has established three areas of focus that will be considered for funding:

  • Crisis/emergency assistance funding, e.g. housing, utility, clothing and food
  • Medical care
  • Homelessness, including the provision of meals

Grants will support proposals for charitable organizations and activities involving programs that have a lasting, positive impact on Kent County. The committee will be looking for collaboration among nonprofits and/or collaboration with a state agency.

The committee will award $200,000-$300,000 in 2015 to qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that serve Kent County. Each grant request must be submitted on a POTTER CHARITY TRUST GRANTS FUND 2015 Grant Application Form, available online at delcf.org/grants. Applications must be submitted by June 15, 2015, to 101 West Loockerman St., Suite 2C, Dover, DE 19904.

All applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision in writing by Aug. 31, 2015.

For more information, please contact Tenish Gregory, 302.724.7538 or cendel@delcf.org.

About the CenDel Foundation  

The CenDel Foundation works to improve the lives of all in Central Delaware through philanthropy.  The foundation manages charitable funds for individuals, families, businesses and organizations and distributes income from the funds as grants to humanitarian, educational, health and cultural entities throughout Central Delaware. The CenDel Foundation is a fund of the Delaware Community Foundation and partners with the DCF in many aspects of their work to serve Central Delaware.

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