Grants available for Nonprofits Serving Kent County

April 13, 2017

Delaware Community Foundation
April 13, 2017

Benjamin Potter Charity Trust provides grants to serve those in need

Nonprofit organizations supporting the needy in Kent County, Delaware 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 individuals. The grant making committee has established the areas of focus that will be considered for funding:

· Crisis/Emergency Assistance Funding for basic needs
· Homelessness
· Hunger
· Health Care

Grants will support proposals for charitable organizations and activities involving programs that have a lasting, positive impact on Kent County. The committee will be looking for collaboration among nonprofits and/or collaboration with a state agency, or non-collaborative programs providing emergency financial assistance.

The committee will award approximately $200,000 in 2017 to qualified 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that serve Kent County. Each grant request must be submitted on a POTTER CHARITY TRUST GRANTS FUND 2017 Grant Application Form, available online at Applications must be submitted online by June 15, 2017.

All applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision in writing by September 15, 2017.

For more information, please contact Tenish Gregory, (302) 724-7538 or

About the CenDel Foundation
The CenDel Foundation, in partnership with the Delaware Community Foundation, is committed to helping generous people transform the community through charitable giving. For more information, please call 302.724.7538 or visit

About the Delaware Community Foundation
The mission of the Delaware Community Foundation is to build a shared vision for Delaware, grounded in knowledge, inspired by the common good and advanced through philanthropy. As a facilitator, information resource and manager of charitable funds, the DCF helps communities and philanthropists focus charitable resources for the greatest community benefit statewide. For more information, visit or call 302.571.8004.


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