Emergency Grants

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Emergency Grants assist nonprofit organizations and community governmental organizations with urgent funding needs created by an unforeseen event that significantly interrupts essential services.

  • Unforeseen events do not include situations in which routine maintenance and/or capital equipment replacement is required or would have alleviated the emergency at hand.
  • Preference is given to organizations having 501(c)3 status as recognized by the IRS.
  • Grants are typically range from $250-$2,000.
  • A request for an Emergency Grant can be made at any time.

Applying for a Grant

All organizations must submit an Emergency Grant application. Read the application carefully and submit all requested information. There is no deadline to apply. Requests are reviewed on an as needed basis and a decision is usually made within two weeks from receipt of the application. Foundation staff may contact applicants for further information. For questions or more information, please contact us at 815-748.5383 or grants@dekalbccf.org.

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Nondiscrimination Policy - Grantmaking

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex and gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, pregnancy, veteran status, military obligations, marital or parental status, political affiliation, or any other improper criterion be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity funded in whole or in part with funds made available by the Community Foundation, and any other program or activity funded in whole or in part with funds appropriated for grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance administered by the Community Foundation.

Out of a desire to give back and love for their community, philanthropists of all ages have established and contributed to Community Impact Funds at the Community Foundation which provide funding for Emergency Grants. Helping today...Shaping tomorrow!

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