From new playground equipment to legal education, local projects aimed at addressing needs from within the community were funded through the DeKalb County Community Foundation’s Community Needs Grant program this fall. Sixteen local nonprofit and community organizations will benefit from grants totaling $150,378.
“Tails Humane Society is grateful to the Community Foundation for this grant to purchase a dog wash station,” said Michelle Groeper, Executive Director of Tails Humane Society. “This will help us with disease control and also more easily bathe and groom dogs so they will be more comfortable during their stay in the shelter.”
Available in the spring and fall each year, Community Needs Grants are distributed to eligible organizations in DeKalb County. Applications align with five grantmaking interest areas: Arts and Culture, Education, Community Development, Environment & Animal Welfare, and Health & Human Services.
Fall 2021 Community Needs Grants:
“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with a variety of organizations on these meaningful projects,” said Grants & DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP) Director Ben Bingle. “Our gratitude goes to the donors who make grants like these possible and to the incredible organizations serving DeKalb County.”
One of several grantmaking programs at the Community Foundation, Community Needs Grants receive funding through Community Impact Funds, Field of Interest Funds, and Donor Advised Funds. Donations to any Fund at the Community Foundation can be made online at dekalbccf.org/donate, or by mail to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178. For questions or additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn more about Community Needs Grants > Donate to a Fund at the Community Foundation >