Grant Opportunities
The CenDel Foundation has distributed over $2 Million in grants to charitable organizations in Central Delaware.   Browse the list below for grant applications that are currently available.

Excellence in Education Fund - Deadline: Grant Cycle Closed!
The Excellence in Education will award over $15,000 in grants in 2020. Applications are now being accepted from schools and other organizations for programs that help to foster workforce development initiatives in Kent County. Organizations that qualify for the grant must be public institutions and/or qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with documentation of non-profit status from the IRS. The Excellence in Education was created in 2019 through a generous contribution by -statewide workforce, as well as 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 CenDel Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and are administered by the Excellence in Education Advisory Board.
Potter Charity Trust - Deadline: Grant Cycle Closed
Kent County. The Potter Charity Trust Grants Fund was created to support organizations providing assistance to the economically underprivileged in Kent County, Delaware, as directed by the will of Colonel Benjamin Potter. The Potter Charity Trust Grants Fund is accepting applications for collaborative programs that provide direct services and/or address root causes to reduce the need for services in one or more of the following focus areas: • Crisis/Emergency Assistance Funding for basic needs • Homelessness • Hunger • Health Care. Click the link to register your organization to open the 2020 Potter trust Grant Guidelines and application.
Kent County Fund for the Arts - Deadline: Grant Cycle Closed!
Kent County. The Kent County Fund for the Arts will award about $20,000 in grants in 2020. Applications are now being accepted from schools, clubs, 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.
CenDel COVID-19 Community Response Fund - Deadline: Grant Cycle Closed!
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. 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 Delawareans who are struggling to pay their 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. Each grant will total up to $2,000. Nonprofits with questions about the application process can contact Tenish Gregory, CenDel's Director of Operations via email at Tenish@cendelfoundation.org. She can also be reached by calling 302-724-7538
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The Dr. C. Edward Graybeal Scholarship - Deadline: Scholarship Cycle Closed!
The Dr. C. Edward Graybeal Scholarship is provided to graduating seniors at Milford High School who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Award selection will be based on a combination of community service, good character, and personal recommendations from school faculty or staff.


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