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 central Delaware, improving the lives of those living in Kent County. As thousands of Delawareans continue to lose their jobs and financial stability, that mission has never been more important.
According to Judi Pflaumer, Vice President of the Foundation’s all-volunteer Board of Directors, “We know there is a critical need for funding across our County during this difficult time. Our goal is to provide those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 response with as much help as possible. During this crisis, we’re here for the community.”
Nonprofits can apply for grants and the public can donate to the fund by visiting www.cendelfoundation.org. Donations can also be mailed to the Foundation at 101 West Loockerman St. Dover, DE 19904. Questions about the fund can be sent to CenDel’s Director of Operations, Tenish Gregory, via email at Tenish@cendelfoundation.org.
To be eligible for funding, organizations must have a 501 (c)(3) status and must provide vital services to Kent County children, seniors or low-income residents. These services include, but are not limited to, food and nutrition, medical care, housing, assistance to pay bills, and educational help for students learning from home.
Grant applications are due by April 30th. Grant recipients will be notified by May 10th and will receive funding as soon as possible. Qualified organizations will be eligible for a grant up to $2,000.
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, please call 302.724.7538 or visit www.cendelfoundation.org