The Promise Grants committee is accepting grant applications from charitable community organizations that provide services to underserved and marginalized people in DeKalb County. Promise Grants (Beca “Promisa”) are supported by the DeKalb County Community Foundation and will distribute about $3,300 among selected nonprofits before the end of the year.
Applications for a Promise Grant should inspire the community to build leadership skills and empower the underserved population in DeKalb County, especially recent immigrants. A portion of the Promise Grants are intended to support early childhood literacy through direct outreach services to underserved populations of children, from birth to kindergarten, and their parents.
Pictured: Dan Kenney of DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG) shares gardening tips with children participating in Camp Power. With funding provided by a 2017 Promise Grant, DCCG introduces and teaches children of various ages about vegetable growing and eating.