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Projects supporting underserved populations in DeKalb County received a boost through funding from the Promise Grant – Subvencion de Promesa program offered by the DeKalb County Community Foundation. The grant program received a record number of grant proposals resulting in an all-time high amount of support requested.
“Making grant decisions like these is never easy because of all the meaningful projects that are submitted,” said Lizy Garcia of the Promise Grants Committee. “However, it is incredibly exciting to think about the positive outcomes that will result because of this support. We look forward to seeing these grants in action throughout the community, and we continue to thank the donors that make these outcomes possible.”
The Promise Grant Committee reviewed grant applications and allocated a total of $10,000 dollars to 11 local organizations.
Promise Grants Awarded:
- Barb City Manor Retirement Home – $3,675 to provide housing assistance for senior citizens
- Barb Food Mart – $540 to purchase low-cost meal cookbooks in English and Spanish languages
- Building Leaders Advocating for Change, Inc. – $1,200 to provide mental health coaches for teens
- DeKalb County Community Gardens – $325 to provide garden education kits for K-8th grade students
- DeKalb Public Library – $300 to purchase books for underserved children
- Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project – $1,300 to provide eviction prevention services
- Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County – $850 to support outreach and education for affordable housing
- Kishwaukee Family YMCA – $410 to purchase STEM activity kits for children
- Neighbors’ House – $600 to provide educational kits for children
- Pushing Together NFP – $600 to provide skateboard and skating equipment for youth
- RAMP – $200 to assist in pre-employment transition services for youth with disabilities
“From financial assistance for senior citizens to mental health support for teenagers, Promise Grants assist with a wide range of projects in local communities,” said Grants & DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP) Director Ben Bingle. “We appreciate the all-voluntary Promise Grants Committee for their leadership and their decision-making that led to these impactful grants, and we thank the donors who make grants like these possible.”
Pictured above: Promise Grant Committee member Daveyon Bradley delivers a grant check to Tiffany Tucker, Founder and Executive Director of Building Leaders Advocating for Change, Inc. (B.L.A.C.).
The DeKalb County Community Foundation is committed to practicing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in fulfilling its mission and services. One of several grantmaking programs at the Community Foundation, the Promise Grant – Subvencion de Promesa program receives support from The Promise Fund – El Fondo de la Promesa and the Howard and Mildred Eychaner Fund. Donations to these or any Fund at the Community Foundation can be made online, or by mail to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178. For questions or additional information, please contact email@example.com.