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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 apply for funding is November 15, 2020. Applications and grant guidelines can be found online at dekalbccf.org/promisegrants.

Promise Grants provide support to charitable organizations addressing the needs of the underserved and often dismissed populations in DeKalb County. The purpose of the Promise Grant program is to inspire, educate, and empower individuals who may experience extraordinary challenges due to their ethnicity, immigration status, and abilities.

“We are pleased to offer this unique grant program that brings much needed funding to tackle these issues head on,” said Tiffany McQueen Lewis, Community Foundation Grants Director.

Support for this grant program comes from two Funds at the DeKalb County Community Foundation: The Promise Fund/El Fondo de la Promesa inspires the community to build leadership skills and empower the underserved population within DeKalb County and The Wiegele Family Early Childhood Literacy Fund supports early childhood literacy for underserved populations with very young children.

For questions or additional information, please contact Tiffany McQueen Lewis at 815-748-5383 or tiffany@dekalbccf.org.

Learn more or apply for a Promise Grant >

Pictured above: A 2019 Promise Grant was given to DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau for a counseling room to be dedicated to play therapy for young children and youth who have difficulties with verbal expression.

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