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Gourmet Dinner Event 2023-We Have A Winner!!
The much-anticipated annual Gourmet Dinner FUN'd drawing was held on the enchanting evening of August 18, 2023. Set against the backdrop of a picturesque summer night at, “Shortwood Gardens”, this event served as an annual benefit hosted by Tonda & Joseph Parks to benefit the CenDel Foundation. The event supports the operation of the Foundation and the commitment to its core mission: enhancing the lives of those living in Central Delaware. Attendees reveled in an exquisi ... READ MORE
CenDel's Community Impact Distribute Grants to Local Nonprofits!
The CenDel Foundation's Community Impact Initiative generously contributed $750 to the Caring Hearts Helping Hands-Heart & Sole program to ensure that children in Kent County can access essential school supplies and gift certificates to purchase new school shoes for the upcoming academic year.   The Fostering Wishes Foundation was also awarded a generous donation of $1000 to enhance children's physical and mental well-being in foster care by fulfilling their bir ... READ MORE
Sofia Lopez Awarded Dr. C. Edward Graybeal Scholarship 2023
  The CenDel Foundation is proud to announce the scholarship winner from the Dr. C. Edward Graybeal Scholarship Fund. Congratulations to Milford High School senior, Sofia Lopez, who was awarded a $20,000 scholarship through the Dr. C. Edward Graybeal fund. The funds will be distributed over four years.   Ms. Lopez is attending the University of Delaware in the fall and plans to study Mechanical Engineering.   “Being awarded the Dr. C. Edward Graybeal sch ... READ MORE
CenDel Foundation’s Parkview RV Scholarship Fund Award Two Scholarships!
The CenDel Foundation is proud to announce the scholarship winners from the Parkview RV Scholarship Fund. Congratulations to Smyrna High School seniors, Regan Nacrelli, and Connor Wilson, on their $1,200 award to help further education!   Regan Nacrelli will attend Salisbury University in the fall with plans to major in Business. She dreams of working in the Agribusiness industry and making a difference in her community.   Connor Wilson will attend Goldy Beacon in the fall with pla ... READ MORE
CenDel Foundation Announces Grants Supporting the Arts in Kent County!
The CenDel Foundation has distributed $21,000, in grants to organizations fostering the arts in Central Delaware. The Kent County Fund for the Arts (KCFA), a fund administered by CenDel, awarded grants to 13 organizations in June. The grant amounts ranged from $500 to $2,500.     The 2023 recipients included Art Works, the Biggs Museum of American Art, Cancer Support Community, Delaware Choral Society, Delaware Friends of Folk, Delaware Institute of Arts in Education, Dela ... READ MORE
Excellence in Education Grants Available!
Applications are now being accepted from schools, nonprofits, and civic/community organizations for programs that help to foster workforce development initiatives in Kent County.  The application deadline is Friday, June 30, 2023.   To be eligible, the organizations must be public institutions and qualified 501(C) 3 nonprofits with proper documentation of nonprofit status from the IRS.   Grant requests must be submitted on a 2023 Excellence in Education appli ... READ MORE
Excellence in Education Grant Awards Announced!
Kent County’s educational system was the topic of celebration last week at a dinner that brought public school and university leaders into one room, as the Delaware State News hosted the 2021 Excellence in Education awards in Harrington on Nov. 10. “The purpose of the program is to brand and market our educational initiatives … so businesses feel good about coming to our county and our schools,” said Tonda Parks, a founder of the Excellence in Education Fund and eve ... READ MORE
CenDel Foundation Announces $26,558 in Grants Supporting the Arts in Kent County!
CenDel Foundation Announces $26,558 in Grants Supporting the Arts in Kent County!    The CenDel Foundation has distributed $26,558 in grants to organizations fostering the arts in central Delaware. The Kent County Fund for the Arts, a fund of the CenDel Foundation, awarded grants to 13 organizations in June 2022. The grant amounts ranged from $1,000 to $4,500.     The 2022 recipients included Art Works for All, the Biggs Museum of American Art, Cancer Sup ... READ MORE
CenDel Foundation’s Dueling Pianos Returns to Kent County!
The CenDel Foundation held its 2nd Annual Dueling Piano Event on Friday, May 12, 2023. The event was held at Evergreen Farms with musical guests the Philly Keys! Over 200 attendees came together to raise funds for the Community Impact Initiative. The CenDel Foundation is incredibly thankful for its supporters who made this sold-out event a success.   Evergreen Farms provided the perfect backdrop for guests to enjoy music, drinks, and local cuisine from local businesses such as Taco  ... READ MORE
Excellence in Education Award Grants!
The  CenDel Foundation celebrated the award recipients for the 2022 grant program that were announced during a dinner event on November 2nd at the Delaware State Fair Exhibit Hall.   The Excellence in Education was created in 2019 through a generous contribution by -the statewide workforce, as well as the support of members of the Kent Economic Partnership, Greater Kent Committee, Delaware State News, and the Kent County community. The Fund's assets are managed by the C ... READ MORE
Kent County Fund For The Arts Accepting Grant Applications For 2023!
  Art programs are encouraged to apply for funding through the Kent County Fund for the Arts (KCFA). Grant applications will be accepted starting January 3, 2023.  The grant cycle will award up to $20,000 in funding to eligible organizations. Eligible organizations include organizations that promote art, art education and produce artistic events in Kent County.   Eligibility Requirements:   Must promote, educate or expand Art Awareness in Kent County.  ... READ MORE
Office and Meeting Space at the CenDel Foundation!
  Non-Profit Office Space The CenDel Foundation is now accepting applications to fill a first-floor office suite in the CenDel Community Building (101 W. Loockerman Street, Dover, DE 19904. The rent is $906.93 a month and includes two private parking spaces, utilities, (except the phone/internet service), a storage area, maintenance, and janitorial services. Shared areas include the newly renovated conference room, kitchen, and restrooms. All eligible 501(C)3 organi ... READ MORE
Dr. C. Edward Graybeal Scholarship Awarded!
  The CenDel Foundation is proud to announce the 2022 scholarship recipient from the Dr. C. Edward Graybeal Scholarship Fund. Milford High School senior Olivia Muir was awarded the 2022 scholarship. Muir will be attending the University of Lynchburg in the fall and plans to major in biomedical.   "Winning the Dr. C. Edward Graybeal Scholarship represents an opportunity for me. The scholarship will help fund my education at the University of Lynchburg, where I plan  ... READ MORE
We Have A Winner!
The CenDel Foundation held its annual Gourmet Dinner FUN'd drawing on August 19, 2022. This beautiful summer night was a great way for community members to come together to support our mission of increasing charitable giving to improve the lives of all residents of Central Delaware. Guests were able to enjoy delicious creations by Bonz, cocktails, and entertainment. Thank you to Joe and Tonda Parks for opening their home to host this event. We would like to thank all of those that made this  ... READ MORE
CenDel Launches New Initiative- Community Impact Grants Available!
Early Education programs are encouraged to apply for funding through the Community Impact Fund, an initiative of the CenDel Foundation. The grant cycle will award up to $10,000 in funding for programs that support early childhood education that focuses on activities that aid with cognitive, social, and/or emotional development in preschool children.   The grant cycle will open on December 1, 2022-January 31, 2023   To be eligible: Must be a public institution and/or 50 ... READ MORE


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