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Potter Charity Trust Awards Grant For Kent County Breast Cancer Assistance Fund

Date: November 14, 2016

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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DOVER, DE (November 14, 2016)— Nonprofit organizations supporting Kent County applied for the Potter Charity Trust Grants Fund at the CenDel Foundation, a fund of the Delaware Community Foundation. The fund was created to carry out the wishes of Col. Benjamin Potter to support the poor in Kent County as directed in his will. The mission of Potter Charity Trust is to aid the economically underprivileged in Kent County by supporting charitable organizations. To date, this fund has distributed over $1 Million in grants to charitable organizations in Central Delaware since it was opened in 2012. 2016 grants were awarded to organizations during an event on Thursday, November 10th at the CenDel Foundation.

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. was one of the organizations awarded by the grants committee in 2016 with a $40,000 grant to support the Kent County Breast Cancer Assistance Fund. The DBCC fund is a partnership with Bayhealth to provide financial assistance and bilingual support to those in the greatest need in Kent County while they are undergoing treatment for breast cancer or during their survivorship journey. Those who wish to apply should contact Lois Wilkinson at 302-672-6435 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Grants are designed to support proposals for charitable organizations and activities involving programs that have a lasting, positive impact on the Kent County in the areas of homelessness, hunger, health care and crisis funding, .for the economically underprivileged in Kent County.

For more information about the grants, please contact Rebecca Elzey, Vice President of Central Delaware, Delaware Community Foundation at 302-724-7552.


About the CenDel Foundation.
Providing a lasting source of charitable funding to benefit Central Delaware, The CenDel Foundation provides a vehicle for charitable giving to the community and works for the betterment of Central Delaware and its reside. Funds from the CenDel Foundation meet critical needs of the area and its residents. The funds are flexible, able to direct grant making to new issues or opportunities as they arise. The one constant is that the funds generated by the CenDel Foundation will stay in Central Delaware. The CenDel Foundation also helps establish charitable funds for individuals, families, businesses and organizations, and distributes income from the funds as grants to nonprofit entities throughout Central Delaware. For information, please call (302) 734-2513 or visit

About DBCC:

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is a 501(c)(3) organization offering statewide programs and services of education, outreach, and early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Its mission is to create a community where every person diagnosed with breast cancer is a survivor, and fear and doubt are replaced with knowledge and hope.
Headquartered in Wilmington with offices in Sussex and Kent Counties, DBCC’s programs reach diverse communities to deliver messages that address their unique concerns about breast cancer and early detection. Recognizing the barriers of language, culture, and economics, DBCC trains community advocates to educate and encourage women to take responsibility for breast health. DBCC helps women with low incomes or those with little or no insurance to receive free or reduced-cost care.     

DBCC also supports the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s advocacy efforts to end breast cancer.  All funds raised for DBCC support programs in Delaware and the neighboring areas in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey.

For more information about the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, call 866-312-DBCC (3222) or visit the website at