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Nonprofit organizations and public sector direct service organizations are invited to apply for a YEP Grant, up to $2,500, for programs and projects that impact youth in DeKalb County. Deadline for grant applications is February 1, 2021. No hard copy applications will be accepted.

Similar to other grant programs of the DeKalb County Community Foundation, YEP Grants have a specific purpose, to improve the quality of life for youth in DeKalb County. Projects considered for funding must directly involve youth, promote youth empowerment and leadership, and be dedicated to the local community.

Youth Engaged in Philanthropy, YEP, DeKalb County Community FoundationYouth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) is a youth-led high school committee of the Community Foundation. YEP provides opportunities for youth across DeKalb County to develop leadership skills, learn about philanthropy, and become engaged in their communities through grantmaking and volunteering.

For questions, please contact YEP Staff Advisor Noah Nordbrock at 815.748.5383 or noah@dekalbccf.org.

Learn more or apply for a YEP Grant >

Pictured: A 2019 YEP Grant to Indian Valley Vocational Center (IVVC) provided $2,497 in support for hazmat suits and other supplies for IVVC Fire Science students.

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