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The DeKalb County Community Foundation is currently accepting funding requests for Community Needs Grants and Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants. Nonprofit and eligible public sector direct service organizations are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is September 1, 2021, for both grant programs.

Community Needs Grants

Community Needs Grants support the charitable needs and efforts of local nonprofit and public sector direct service organizations throughout DeKalb County. Funding for this grant program is made possible through donor generosity to Community Impact Funds and the power of endowment. Application deadline is Wednesday, September 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Learn more or apply for a Community Needs Grant >

Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants

Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants support music education for nonprofit and public sector direct service organizations throughout DeKalb County and the greater Chicagoland area. Funding for this grant program is made possible through a Field of Interest Fund established by the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation in 2012 at the Community Foundation. Application deadline is Wednesday, September 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Learn more or apply for a Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grant >

Applicants requesting $25,000 or more must contact the Community Foundation before August 1 to take part in additional requirements. For application questions on either grant program or to learn more about grantmaking opportunities, please contact Grants Director Tiffany McQueen Lewis at 815-748-5383 or tiffany@dekalbccf.org.

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