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, Delaware Shakespeare, First State Ballet Theater, Forward Journey, Inner City Cultural League, Mispillion Art League, The Children's Theatre and The Dover Art League.
The funding will be used by the recipients to offer diverse performances, provide art therapy, and enrich arts education in the Central Delaware community. Recipients attended the awards luncheon on June 28th at the CenDel Foundation to discuss their programs and upcoming projects in Kent County. "I'm so excited about the projects we are supporting this year," said Joshua Twilley, one of the founders of the KCFA. "The arts can be fun, but they are also an important education tool that revitalizes communities. “These are the goals of the Fund, and each of these projects touch on all aspects of the goals,” -Josh Twilley.
CenDel would like to congratulate the grant recipients and thank them for their commitment to the arts in Kent County!
The Kent County Fund for the Arts (KCFA) was established in 2008 through a generous contribution by the late Rosemary Twilley, in memory of her husband, Joshua Twilley, Esq. Rosemary's son, Joshua Twilley, now serves as the Fund's advisor. The KCFA fund contributes to arts-related programs that enhance, educate and increase awareness in Kent County.
The CenDel Foundation is committed to helping generous people transform the community through charitable giving. Since 2008, the Foundation has distributed more than $3 million in grants and funding to a variety of organizations in Central Delaware, improving the lives of those living in Kent County. For more information about charitable resources or the CenDel Foundation, visit cendelfoundation.org, facebook.com/CenDelFoundation
, or call Tenish Gregory, Director of Operations at 302.724.7538.