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Grants for Nonprofit Organizations Supporting the Needy in Kent County Open

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Nonprofit organizations supporting the needy in Kent County are invited to apply for grants from the Benjamin F. Potter Trust through the Delaware Community Foundation. The application will open at 8 a.m. on Mon., May 2; the deadline is 5 p.m. on Wed., June 24, 2022.  

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. The CenDel Foundation, which brings expertise in needs in Kent County, serves as the grant recommendation committee. The areas of focus considered for funding are: 

  • Crisis/emergency assistance funding for basic needs 
  • Homelessness 
  • Hunger 
  • Health care 

Grants will support proposals for charitable organizations and activities involving programs that have a lasting, positive impact on Kent County.  

The Trust will award approximately $360,000 in 2022 to qualified 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that serve Kent County. Full guidelines and the application are at

All applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision in August 2022. For more information, please contact Mike DiPaolo at 302.355.6933. To find out more about CenDel, visit