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 central Delaware, improving the lives of those living in Kent County. As thousands of Delawareans continue to lose their jobs and health insurance, that mission has never been more important.

To donate to CenDel’s COVID-19 efforts, please click the link below.


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

Nonprofits can apply for grants by filling out the application below and send all requested documentation to CenDel. 

CenDel COVID-19 Community Response Fund Fact sheet
CenDel COVID-19 Community Response Fund Grant Application
CenDel COVID-19 Community Response Fund Grant Scoring Rubric

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. Grants will total up to $2,000 each.

Nonprofits with questions about the application process can contact Tenish Gregory, CenDel’s Director of Operations via email at She can also be reached by calling 302-724-7538.


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