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CenDel Helps Enrich the Lives of the Severely Disabled!
         Have you ever wondered what happens to adults with multiple, severe disabilities when they are transitioning from school to adult life? C.E.R.T.S. is a Delaware based nonprofit that was originally founded to serve these adults when they are no longer able to stay in school. With no maximum admission age, these individuals find comfort and belonging during their action-packed days at the Smyrna and Newark locations.        ... READ MORE
CenDel Celebrates Ten Years!
The CenDel Foundation held its tenth anniversary party at the home of Joe and Tonda Parks on November 14th. The Foundation’s mission is to increase philanthropic giving in Kent County, improving the lives of those living in central Delaware. Since 2008, the Foundation, in partnership with the Delaware Community Foundation, has distributed more than $2.5 million in grants, funding and scholarships to communities across central Delaware. CenDel funding has helped address hunger, homelessness ... READ MORE
CenDel and Delaware Community Foundations Announce $235,000 in Grants to Kent County Nonprofits!
The CenDel Foundation and the Delaware Community Foundation have distributed $235,000 in grants to nonprofits focused on emergency housing, homelessness, hunger and health care. The grants were distributed from the Benjamin Potter Charity Trust, a fund administered by CenDel and the Delaware Community Foundation. Grants were distributed to nine organizations in November. The grant amounts ranged from $15,000 to $40,000.     The 2018 recipients included the Boys & Girls Club ... 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.
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
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
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 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
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
CenDel Foundation and DANA Help Nonprofits Enhance Grant Writing Skills
  DOVER, Del.- Six Kent County nonprofit organizations have completed the first phase of an intensive training course designed to enhance their ability to secure funding through grants.  The program, launched by the CenDel Foundation and the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA), focused on improving the grant writing skills for individuals involved in the process of applying for critical funding.       Representatives from Central Delaware Habitat fo ... READ MORE
CenDel Foundation and DANA Help Nonprofits Enhance Grant Writing Skills
Six Kent County nonprofit organizations have completed the first phase of an intensive training course designed to enhance their ability to secure funding through grants.  The program, launched by the CenDel Foundation and the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA), focused on improving the grant writing skills for individuals involved in the process of applying for critical funding.       Representatives from Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity, Arise, Ho ... READ MORE
CenDel Foundation Announces $25,000 in Grants Supporting the Arts in Kent County!
The CenDel Foundation has distributed $25,000 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 $750 to $3,000.    The 2018 recipients included the Biggs Museum of Art, CERTS, Inc., Delaware Choral Society, Delaware Shakespeare Festival, Easter Seals, Inner City Cultural Leag ... READ MORE
Kent County Nonprofits Receive Grants To Help Low-Income!
Benjamin Potter Trust Fund supports groups with $220,000 in grants   Low-income Kent County residents will have increased access to emergency housing and home repairs, health care, and more with the support of $220,000 in grants from the Potter Charity Trust Fund at the CenDel Foundation, a fund of the Delaware Community Foundation.   Caring Hearts Helping Hands, Inc. – $11,000 to provide support to low-income working families for the holidays with toys, clo ... READ MORE
Grants available for Kent County Nonprofits!
             Benjamin Potter Charity Trust provides grants to serve those in need   Nonprofit organizations supporting the needy in Kent County are invited to apply for grants from the Potter Trust Grants Fund at the CenDel Foundation, a fund of the Delaware Community Foundation. The application deadline is June 15, 2018. The mission of the Potter Charity Trust, created in 1843, is to aid the economically underprivileged in Kent County by supporting ... READ MORE
Read Across America!
On Thursday, March 2, the CenDel Foundation partnered with United Way of Delaware to sponsor books for the National Read Across America Day in Kent County.  The annual event is held in March in honor of children's book author Dr. Seuss, whose birthdate is March 2, 1904. Events are held across the country to promote reading and literacy.      Photo:  Governor John Carney reading to children at the Delaware State University Lab School.  ... READ MORE
Grants Available for Kent County Nonprofits!
Benjamin Potter Charity Trust provides grants to serve those in need   Nonprofit organizations supporting the needy in Kent County are invited to apply for grants from the Potter Trust Grants Fund at the CenDel Foundation a fund of the Delaware Community Foundation. The application deadline is June 15, 2017. The mission of the Potter Charity Trust, created in 1843, is to aid the economically underprivileged in Kent County by supporting charitable organizations serving these indiv ... READ MORE
Potter Trust Forum hosted a Plan4Health!
The CenDel Foundation hosted a Plan4Health presentation on January 25th, at Christ Episcopal Church in Dover to inform nonprofits in Central Delaware about the Plan4health Initiative.  About 14 organizations attended the event.  Presenters David Edgell and Mary Ellen Gray spoke about the grant that has funded this project and the process that has been made so far.  Delaware Plan4Health is a statewide initiative to look at how state, county, and city planning offices can change h ... READ MORE
Application Period is Now Open!
  The CenDel Foundation is now taking applications for the second class in its Fellowship for Excellence in Fundraising Program.  This 6 month program focuses on improving grant-writing but in the process builds skills around writing a case statement and/or a purpose for your non-profit; understanding and presenting your financial information and how to research and polish a grant application.  All of the classes are held in Dover and the grant-writer will work with you either in ... READ MORE


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