Excellence in Education Grants Available! Click the link for more information!
Benjamin F. Potter Trust Grants to Aid the Economically Underprivileged in Kent County Open for Applications on May 18!
Nonprofit organizations supporting the needy in Kent County are invited to apply for Benjamin F. Potter Trust through the Delaware Community Foundation. The application deadline is June 30, 2020.   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 Foundati ... READ MORE
Gourmet Dinner Raffle & Reception-Tickets now on Sale!
Call the CenDel Office for more information at 302.724.7538
CenDel Foundation Distributes COVID-19 Grants to 10 Kent County Nonprofits
  The CenDel Foundation has distributed $10,000 in grants to ten nonprofit organizations in Kent County. The grants were distributed from CenDel’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund, which was established in April to assist organizations in central Delaware providing critical services during the pandemic.    The CenDel Foundation granted $1,000 each to Catholic Charities, Children’s Beach House, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, the Dover Downtown Partner ... READ MORE
Important COVID-19 Update from CenDel Foundation!
  Under Government Order until further notice, the CenDel Foundation office will be closed starting today. We want to do our part in limiting the transmission of the COVID-19 virus and limiting exposure to our constituents and tenants. With this said, I will be working from home and will be available by email and will work to assist you the best I can remotely.   All tenants will still have access to the building.   All grant submissions for the Kent County Fund f ... READ MORE
CenDel Foundation Launches COVID-19 Community Response Fund!
The CenDel Foundation has launched a new fund dedicated to assisting Kent County nonprofits as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The CenDel COVID-19 Community Response Fund will offer grants to nonprofits in central Delaware that are aiding those struggling during the pandemic.   The CenDel Foundation is accepting donations to the fund – the Foundation will match community contributions up to a total of $5,000. CenDel’s mission is to increase philanthropic giving in c ... READ MORE
Gourmet Dinner Raffle & Reception-Tickets now on Sale!
Gourmet Dinner Tickets Now on Sale! 
Update- Gourmet Dinner Raffle & Reception!
The COVID-19 crisis continues to affect the way we live, work and interact. We regret to inform you that the May 21st Gourmet Dinner FUN’d raffle and reception, benefiting the CenDel Foundation, has been postponed until further notice. Right now, we feel our efforts are best spent helping the community through this crisis.   We hope to be able to set a new date for the drawing and begin selling tickets later this spring. However, our ability to move forward with CenDel’ ... READ MORE
Exciting News!
Exciting news! Companies with employees who contribute to the United Way through regular payroll deductions can now designate CenDel as the recipient of those funds!  CenDel is a charitable organization whose purpose is to foster philanthropy in Central Delaware, improving the lives of those living in our communities. In just a few short years, the CenDel Foundation has distributed over $1 Million in grants to charitable organizations in Central Delaware. Please share this wonderful news  ... READ MORE
CenDel Seeks Business Partners!
    The CenDel Foundation has a new way for businesses to help improve lives in central Delaware! Since 2008, CenDel has distributed more than $2.5 million in funding to nonprofits across Kent County. The funding has helped women suffering from breast cancer, provided meals for hungry students, helped to address homeless and so much more. None of this would have been possible without the generous support of our donors.   The Foundation is now offering businesses the ch ... READ MORE
CenDel and Delaware Community Foundations Receive Honor from Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
The Benjamin Potter Charity Trust, a fund administered by the CenDel and Delaware Community Foundations (DCF), has been named a 2019 Shining Light Award Winner by the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC). Over the past several years, the DBCC has received tens of thousands of dollars in funding from the Potter Trust. The CenDel and Delaware Community Foundations were honored by the DBCC at an event on June 6 in Wilmington. The Coalition has used the funding from the Potter Trust to provi ... READ MORE
Brian Lessard Wins Annual Gourmet Dinner Drawing!
  The CenDel Foundation held its annual Gourmet Dinner FUN'd drawing on May 16. The weather was gorgeous and guests enjoyed plenty of cocktails and delicious food provided by Bonz. The drawing, held at the beautiful home of Joe and Tonda Parks, raises money to help further the CenDel Foundation's mission of increasing charitable giving and improving the lives of Central Delawareans. Lisa Raines, a guest of the Dover Federal Credit Union, was the initial winner of the raffle, but gr ... READ MORE
Central Delaware Non-Profits!
Are you looking for training on grant writing?  Are you frustrated with how to answer questions on a grant application?    The CenDel Foundation is opening its Fellowship for Excellence in Fundraising Program for 2020.  New this year is a restructuring of the program to reduce your time out of office and a reduction in the price!  This year’s program will move the classroom training into one day on March 20, 2020!  This full day intensive workshop is proceed ... READ MORE
Support CenDel
You can now support CenDel when you shop at smile.amazon.com.   Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com    ... READ MORE
Kent County Fund for the Arts Grants Available for Nonprofits !
Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for grants from the Kent County Fund for the Arts, a CenDel Foundation fund.   The Kent County Fund for the Arts will award over $20,000 in grants in 2020.  Applications are now being accepted from schools, nonprofits, and civic/community organizations for programs that help to foster growth of arts organizations in Kent County, as well as those organizations that support the arts.     To be eligible, the organiz ... READ MORE
Gourmet Dinner Tickets are now Available
Tickets are now on sale for the Gourmet Dinner! Tickets can be purchased through a  CenDel Board Member or at the CenDel office. For more information contact the office at 302.724.7538 or by email Tenish@cendelfoundation.org!      To view or print flyer click below!
CenDel Foundation Announces $24,000 in Grants Supporting the Arts in Kent County!
The CenDel Foundation has distributed $24,000 in grants to organizations fostering the arts in central Delaware. The Kent County Fund for the Arts, a fund administered by CenDel with the help of the Delaware Community Foundation, distributed grants to 12 organizations in July. The grant amounts ranged from $500 to $2,500.     The 2019 recipients included the Biggs Museum of American Art, CERTS, Inc., CoroAllegro, Inc., Delaware Choral Society, Delaware Friends of Folk, Delaw ... READ MORE
We Have A Winner!
The 2018 Gourmet Dinner at the Parks' residence was a huge success... we have a winner!   Congratulations to Bob Simmons.  Thanks to all that supported the Gourmet Dinner Fund.  Pictures to follow.
CenDel Foundation Announces New Scholarship Fund!
The CenDel Foundation is proud to announce the opening of a new fund to benefit outstanding high school students from Central Delaware. The Dr. C. Edward Graybeal Scholarship Fund, with an initial donation of $100,000, will fund scholarships to exceptional students at Milford High School. Dr. Graybeal intends to offer additional annual contributions to the fund.   “I grew up on a small dairy farm in Rising Sun, Maryland. We always had plenty to eat, but not much money. With so ... READ MORE
Cendel and Delaware Community Foundation Announce $234,000 in Grants in Kent County!
The CenDel Foundation and the Delaware Community Foundation have awarded $234,000 in grants to twelve nonprofits focused on emergency housing, homelessness, hunger and health care. The grants were distributed from the Benjamin Potter Charity Trust, a fund at the Delaware Community Foundation, at a luncheon on Thursday, October 24th sponsored by the Dover Federal Credit Union. The grant amounts ranged from $4,000 to $28,000.     2019 grant recipients include: Caring Hearts Helping ... READ MORE
First Graybeal Scholarship Awarded Through the CenDel Foundation
The CenDel Foundation is proud to announce the first recipient of a scholarship from the Dr. C. Edward Graybeal Scholarship Fund. Milford High School senior Valeria Coverdale was awarded the scholarship at the High School’s Senior Night in May. Dr. Graybeal, the scholarship’s namesake, understands the value of financial aid in helping further students’ academic careers. He established the scholarship fund with the help of the CenDel Foundation early in 2017. Dr. Graybeal g ... READ MORE
Kent County Fund for the Arts holds Luncheon!
    The Kent County Fund for the Arts (KCFA), a fund of the CenDel Foundation, granted more than $24,300 in art awards in July.  The 2017 recipients were: Cancer Support Community of Delaware, C.E.R.T.S, Delaware Choral Society, Delaware Friends of Folk, Delaware Shakespeare Festival, Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Dover Symphony Orchestra, Frederica Senior Center, Inner City Cultural League, Kent Chamber Choir, Mispillion Art League, The Children’s Theatre, The Cathed ... READ MORE
CenDel Foundation Announces Funding Milestone!
  $2 Million Distributed to Central Delaware Since 2008    The CenDel Foundation, based in Dover, reached an important funding milestone in September. Since its founding in 2008, the Foundation has distributed more than $2 million in grants and funding to non-profits in central Delaware. The money has helped numerous organizations with a variety of important projects, improving the lives of those living in Central Delaware.   Funding recipients have included  ... READ MORE
Grants Available for Arts Organizations in Central Delaware
The Kent County Fund for the Arts will award over $20,000 in grants in 2018.  Applications are now being accepted from schools, non-profits, and civic and community organizations for programs that help to foster the growth of arts organizations in Kent County.   To be eligible, the organizations must be a public institution and maintain a qualified 501(c)( 3) status with proper documentation of nonprofit status from the IRS.   Grant requests must be submitted on a 20 ... READ MORE
CenDel Foundation and DANA Launch Program to Help Nonprofits Apply for Grants
    Grant writing is an essential part of any nonprofit’s survival; however, with the growing demand for services, the funds are very limited. Many local organizations do not have the proper training to be competitive in this process, so the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA) and the CenDel Foundation decided to step in and start the “Fellowship for Fundraising Excellence.”   “We have some incredible nonprofits doing very impor ... READ MORE


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