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The CenDel Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to nurturing philanthropy in Central Delaware and enhancing the well-being of its residents. Originally conceived by Kent County entrepreneurs, the vision took shape in 2008 under the leadership of Jennings Hastings, resulting in the establishment of the Greater Dover Foundation. Recognizing the widespread support from across Central Delaware, the foundation later adopted the name CenDel Foundation.
With the backing of private donations and generous grants from the Longwood and Welfare Foundations, the Greater Dover Foundation acquired a vacant bank building in downtown Dover. Through extensive renovations, the building was transformed into the CenDel Community Building, offering office space to non-profit organizations at below-market rates. The demand was immediate, and soon the building was bustling with charitable entities collaborating to address the needs of Central Delawareans.
The CenDel Foundation is dedicated to empowering individuals to make a positive impact on our community through charitable contributions. Whether you're interested in establishing a fund and selecting grant recipients, planning charitable estates, or donating to an existing fund, our experienced staff is here to guide you. In just a few years, the CenDel Foundation has dispersed over $3 million in grants to various causes in the region.
CenDel Board pictured from left to right:  Tammy Ordway-Treasurer, Amy Strickland-Vice President, Richard Gentsch-President and Courtney Duncan-Secretary. Middle: Judith Pflaumer, Tenish Gregory, Julianna Pacinhik, Jane Libby. Back: Brian Stetina, Donise Cottman and Michael Rushe.


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101 West Loockerman St
Suite 2C
Dover, DE 19904



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