Nonprofit organizations supporting the needy in Kent County are encouraged to apply for grants from the Potter Trust Grants Fund at the CenDel Foundation, a fund of the Delaware Community Foundation.

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, which include crisis/emergency assistance funding for basic needs; homelessness; hunger; and health care.

Grants will support proposals for charitable organizations and activities involving programs that have a positive impact on Kent County. The committee will look for collaboration among nonprofits and/or collaboration with a state agency or noncollaborative programs providing emergency financial assistance.

The committee will award approximately $200,000 in 2018 to qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that serve Kent County. Each grant request must be submitted on a Potter Charity Trust Grants Fund 2018 Grant Application Form, available at

Applications must be submitted online by June 15. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision in writing by fall 2018.

For more, call 724-7538 or