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Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) is now accepting applications for the 2017 grant season. YEP Grants exist to improve the quality of life for youth in DeKalb County. Projects considered for funding must be dedicated to the community, directly involve youth, and promote youth empowerment and leadership. Applicants may request a maximum of $2,500 and are required to present their proposal to the YEP committee through a site visit or presentation. Nonprofits with youth initiatives in DeKalb County are encouraged to apply.

Grant applications will be accepted online through February 1, 2017. No hard copy applications will be accepted. Visit the YEP Grants page for grant guidelines and more information.

As a youth led program of the DeKalb County Community Foundation, Youth Engaged in Philanthropy provides opportunities for youth from across DeKalb County to develop leadership skills, learn about philanthropy, and become engaged in their communities. For more information or to inquire about an application, contact Program Director Anita Zurbrugg at 815.748.5383 or anita@dekalbccf.org.

Pictured: YEP volunteers distributed food a recent mobile food pantry, made possible by a 2016 YEP Grant to Northern Illinois Food Bank, hosted at DeKalb High School.

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