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DCF Awards $250,000 to Nonprofits Helping Low-Income Kent County Residents

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The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) has awarded $250,000 to 13 nonprofit organizations serving the economically underprivileged in Kent County through the Benjamin F. Potter Trust Grants Fund.  

The 13 recipients are: 

First State Community Action Agency – $50,000 to help with homelessness prevention and diversion. 

Harry K Foundation – $22,000 to address childhood hunger in Kent County. 

Boys & Girls Club of Delaware – $45,000 to provide gently used clothing to children, teens and families. 

Caring Hearts Helping Hands, Inc. – $5,000 to purchase gifts for families with children who cannot afford gifts during the holidays. 

Youth at the Children’s Beach House, Inc. participate in its youth development program.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Delaware – $13,500 for housing and support services for low- to moderate-income families in Kent County. 

Milford Housing Development Corporation – $35,000 to provide home repairs to qualifying homeowners in Milford.  

Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity – $35,000 to assist with expenses related to creating homeownership opportunities for four families in Dover. 

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition – $20,000 to support the Kent County Breast Care Assistance Fund. 

Charity Crossing – $5,000 to provide Backpack Beds for the homeless. 

Delaware Futures – $5,000 to help disadvantaged high school students prepare for college. 

Children’s Beach House, Inc. – $3,750 to support Kent County youth participating in its youth development program. 

YWCA Delaware Inc. – $5,000 to help Sexual Assault Response Center (SARC) participants avoid, eliminate or alleviate financial emergencies caused by their victimization. 

Shoes That Fit (Delaware Chapter) – $5,750 to support its Fall Back to School program and provide shoes to students in Kent County.  

The purpose of the Benjamin F. Potter Trust, created in 1843 and one of the oldest continuing trusts of its type in the nation, is to aid the economically underprivileged in Kent County by supporting charitable organizations serving these individuals.