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Serving DeKalb County, IL Since 1993

Promise Grant (Beca "Promesa")

Promise Grants support charitable community organizations that provide services to underserved and marginalized populations in DeKalb County. Promise Grants are supported by two Funds at the DeKalb County Community Foundation:

  • The Promise Fund/el Fondo De La Promesa Fund was created to inspire the community to build leadership skills and empower the underserved population within DeKalb County especially for recent immigrants. Learn more.
  • The Wiegele Family Early Childhood Literacy Fund was created to support early childhood literacy through organizations that provide direct outreach services to underserved populations of very young children (birth to kindergarten), including their parents, in DeKalb County. Learn more.

Applying for a Grant

Applications for Promise Grants are available starting October 1 of each year. Applications are due by mid-November. Grant applications must be submitted online. Grant decisions are generally made within one month of the application deadline and applicants will be notified electronically or by phone.

All applicants should review the Promise Grant guidelines prior to applying and/or contact Grants & Community Initiatives Manager Marc Hooks at 815-748-5383 or m.hooks@dekalbccf.org for assistance

It is the policy of the DeKalb County Community Foundation to operate without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, political affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

Past Promise Fund Grants Awarded