We are pleased to announce the 2016 Promise Fund Grant recipients. This year $3,961 was awarded to three local organizations for a variety of programs and projects. Promise Grants provide support to charitable organizations addressing the needs of the underserved and often dismissed populations in DeKalb County.
The purpose of Promise Fund Grants is to inspire, educate, and empower. Support for this grant program comes from The Promise Fund and the Wiegele Family Early Childhood Literacy Fund. In 2016, with a need for additional grant dollars to fulfill the requests, First Midwest Bank added to the grant pool.
The Promise Fund inspires the community to build leadership skills and empower the underserved population within DeKalb County. The Wiegele Family Early Childhood Literacy Fund supports early childhood literacy for underserved populations with very young children (birth to kindergarten), including their parents.
2017 Promise Fund Grants:
|Organization Name||Grant Purpose||Grant Amount|
|DeKalb Public Library||for books and to expand story time program for children in the Early Learning and Development Center||$2,000|
|FLAP||for community legal education workshops, including introducing the Mexican Consulate Mobile Office and presentations on human labor trafficking to DeKalb County||$1,000|
|Littlejohn Elementary School||provide social justice education to students on tolerance and understanding of all backgrounds by purchasing books on diversity, respect, and bullying||$1,200|
|Love and Faith In Action||to purchase textbooks, workbooks, teacher guides and teaching materials to support free ESL classes to clients||$961|
|Total awarded in grant support||$5,161|
Applications for Promise Grants are available starting in October of each year and due by mid-November.
Join us in providing opportunity and inspiration to the underserved in DeKalb County! To discuss your charitable interests, make a gift in support of Promise Fund Grants, or learn more about the Community Foundation, please contact Executive Director Dan Templin, at 815-748-5383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.