Nonprofit organizations and eligible community organizations are invited to apply for a YEP Grant, up to $2,500, for programs and projects that impact youth in DeKalb County. The deadline for grant applications is February 1, 2022. No hard copy applications are 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 show dedication to the local community. YEP conducts a site visit for each grant application. YEP members lead site visits to learn more about the organization’s request for funding. Nonprofit organizations with youth initiatives in DeKalb County are highly encouraged to apply.
Youth 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured: Members of YEP conduct a site visit at the Barb Food Mart to learn more about their 2021 grant request for supplies to use in a youth-based cooking program. YEP awarded $2,115 to assist with the program.