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Media Kit

Congratulations on receiving a grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation! Below are some guidelines to assist in publicizing your granted program. We publicize grants and grant stories through local media, social media, publications, and our website. We encourage you to share your success stories and photos! For questions, please contact Donor Services & Marketing Director Noah Nordbrock at 815-748-5383 or noah@dekalbccf.org.

Press Release

Press Release Template - WORD File

Press Release Media Distribution List

Press Release Best Practices:
  • BCC from a distribution list
  • Subject line – 4-5 words – clear description of the release (could be title of newsrelease)
  • Paste your press release right into the body of the email
  • Include photo as an attachment

Acknowledging a Grant

When acknowledging your grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation, here are a few ideas on wording:
  • project was funded (or funded in part) by a (Grant Program Name) Grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation
  • $ in support through a (Grant Program Name) Grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation
  • a $ (Grant Program Name) Grant received from the DeKalb County Community Foundation
  • this (Grant Program Name) Grant in the amount of $, was made possible through the DeKalb County Community Foundation.

Social Media

A great way to publicize a newly received grant is through social media. Post, tag, mention, or connect with DeKalb County Community Foundation.

Facebook - DeKalb County Community Foundation (IL)
Twitter - @DeKalbCCF
LinkedIn - DeKalb County Community Foundation