The CenDel Foundation and the Delaware Community Foundation have distributed $235,000 in grants to nonprofits focused on emergency housing, homelessness, hunger and health care.

The grants were distributed from the Benjamin Potter Charity Trust, a fund administered by CenDel and the Delaware Community Foundation. Grants were distributed to nine organizations in November. The grant amounts ranged from $15,000 to $40,000.

The 2018 recipients included the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, Cancer Support Community of Delaware, Catholic Charities, Communities in Schools, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Food Bank of Delaware, Milford Housing Development Corporation, NCALL Research and Westside Healthcare.

The funding will be used by the recipients to help feed, house and provide health and educational services to those in need in central Delaware. The largest grant, totaling $40,000, was awarded to the Boys and Girls Club. The money will be used to provide weekend meals to children and to expand the food pantries at three Kent County Boys and Girls Club sites.

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition also received a $30,000 grant that will assist cancer patients with out-of-pocket medical costs, rent and transportation.

The Potter Trust, established by Colonel Benjamin Potter in 1843 is one of the oldest trusts in the nation and has helped the economically underprivileged in Kent County for 175 years.

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