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Media Kit

If you recently received a grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation, congratulations! What an exciting time for your organization. As you move forward with publicizing your grant, we'd like to offer a few guidelines to consider. If along the way you should have any questions or need assistance, please contact Donor Services & Marketing Director Noah Nordbrock at 815-748-5383 or noah@dekalbccf.org.

DeKalb County Community Foundation Logo

Below is a full color and a black and white version of the DeKalb County Community Foundation logo. Please feel free to download and use as needed. If additional sizes or file types are needed, please contact us.

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Acknowledging a Grant

Suggested Wording for Acknowledging a Grant
  • 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.
Suggested Wording for Acknowledging a Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grant

Acknowledging a Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund grant can be a little tricky since it contains the word "Foundation" in the fund name. The information below should help to direct appropriate recognition.


Clarification on the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund:

  • The Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund is a donor advised fund at the DeKalb County Community Foundation
  • As a donor advised fund, Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund grants are made through the DeKalb County Community Foundation
  • The correct logo to use is the DeKalb County Community Foundation logo
  • For a personal thank you letter, please send it to the attention of the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Board of Advisors

Suggested Wording for Grant Acknowledgement:

  • project was funded by a Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
  • a $ Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grant received from the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
  • $ in support through a Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
  • this Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grant in the amount of $, was made possible through the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
Press Release or Photo/Caption Acknowledgement

A simple press release or photo/caption can be a great way to publicize your grant. If needed, a basic press release template, a list of local media, and a few best practices are listed below.

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
Social Media Acknowledgement

A really easy way to publicize a newly received grant is through social media. As you plan out your grant acknowledgement post, don't forget to tag or mention the DeKalb County Community Foundation.

Completing a Grant Report

After receiving a grant from the Community Foundation, we ask each recipient to complete a grant report. Grant reports are typically due one year from the grant date. Reports include an evaluation covering results and overall impact from the grant. For questions or additional information on how to complete a grant report, please contact Grants Manager Becky Zantout at 815-748-5383 or becky@dekalbccf.org for assistance