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Charitable community organizations that provide services to underserved and marginalized people in DeKalb County are encouraged to apply for a Promise Grant (Beca “Promisa”). Deadline to request a grant is November 15, 2019.

Promise Grants are a grant program of the DeKalb County Community Foundation. Grants are intended to inspire the community through programs or projects that build leadership skills and empower the underserved population in DeKalb County, especially recent immigrants. A portion of Promise Grants are dedicated to support early childhood literacy through direct outreach services.

“Currently we have two Funds at the Foundation that provide support for Promise Grants, the Promise Fund/el Fondo de la Promesa Fund and the Wiegele Family Early Childhood Literacy Fund,” said Marc Hooks, Community Foundation grants and community initiatives manager. “We are pleased to offer such a purposeful grant program for DeKalb County.”

Interested organizations can review grant guidelines or apply online at dekalbccf.org/promisegrants. Please contact Grants & Community Initiatives Manager Marc Hooks at m.hooks@dekalbccf.org or 815-748-5383 with any questions.

Pictured: A 2018 Promise Grant to Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP) provided community education programs for Latina women in DeKalb County. The programs were held at Real Connections Church in DeKalb.

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