This spring, 22 local nonprofit and public sector organizations received a total of $156,455 in support for a variety of programs and projects aimed at serving the needs of the community. Grants were made possible through donor generosity to Funds at the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
Upon learning of their grant award, Sarah Ziegler, head of the Kirkland Rec League said, “We are so excited! I want to share our gratitude with the Community Foundation for believing in our mission and providing a much needed renovation of our facility.”
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.
Spring 2022 Community Needs Grants:
“We appreciate the donors who make these grants possible and we look forward to the community impact that will result from these meaningful projects,” said Grants & DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP) Director Ben Bingle.
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, or by mail to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178. For questions or additional information on grants, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn more about Community Needs Grants >
Pictured: A spring 2022 grant check is delivered to Open Door Rehabilitation Center in Sandwich to support the purchase of a generator. Pictured is Open Door’s Program Coordinator Laurie Wisdom and Community Foundation Board member Michael Constant (Hinckley). Open Door provides care and opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities which enrich their quality of life.Donate to a Fund at the Community Foundation >