Through generous donor support, the DeKalb County Community Foundation is excited to announce and award $145,000 in Community Needs Grants this spring. This support impacts 19 nonprofit and community organizations for a variety of programs and projects.
Applications for Community Needs Grants are available to nonprofits and eligible community organizations in the spring and fall each year. Grant applications align with five grantmaking interest areas: Arts and Culture, Education, Community Development, Environment & Animal Welfare, and Health & Human Services. Each application is reviewed by the Grants Committee, which includes Community Foundation volunteer board members and staff. The committee’s grant recommendations receive final approval from the full DeKalb County Community Foundation Board of Directors.
Spring 2018 Community Needs Grants:
One of several grantmaking programs at the Foundation, Community Needs Grants receive funding through community impact funds, field of interest funds, and donor advised funds. Donations to any fund at the Community Foundation can be made online at dekalbccf.org/donate, or by mail to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178. For questions or additional information on grants, please contact Program Director Anita Zurbrugg at 815-748-5383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured: Community Foundation Board member Mark Mannebach presents a spring Community Needs Grant to the Michelle Donahoe and Sue Breese of the DeKalb County History Center. Funding will support the construction of a new building that will house the former Sycamore History Museum and Joiner History Room, serving all county historical museums.