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 download and use as needed. If you need another size or file type, please contact us.

Full color logo B/W Logo

DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP) Logo

Below is a full color version of the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP) logo. Please download and use as needed. If you need another size or file type, please contact us.

DCNP logo

Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) Logo

Below is a full color version of the Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) logo. Please download and use as needed. If you need another size or file type, please contact us.

YEP logo

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
  • OR a $ (Grant Program Name) Grant received from the DeKalb County Community Foundation
  • Use “DeKalb County Community Foundation” as first reference and “Community Foundation” for additional references
  • Mention specifics on how the grant money will be used and the impact it will have
  • Use a quote from your leadership or a board member
  • Funding for our grant programs come from the generosity of donors. Thank them!

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.
  • OR a $ Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grant received from the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
  • Use “DeKalb County Community Foundation” as first reference and “Community Foundation” for additional references
  • Mention specifics on how the grant money will be used and the impact it will have
  • Use a quote from your leadership or a board member

Suggested Wording for Acknowledging a YEP Grant

  • The project was funded (or funded in part) by a YEP Grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation
  • OR $ in support through a YEP Grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
  • Use “DeKalb County Community Foundation” as first reference and “Community Foundation” for additional references
  • Mention specifics on grant dollar usage and community impact
  • Use a quote from your leadership or board members
  • Thank our donors! Funding for YEP Grants and other Community Foundation grant programs comes from donor generosity

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 Template - WORD File
  • - Downloadable Word file
  • Sample photo caption: Representatives from the {organization name} receive a check from board member {name} of the DeKalb County Community Foundation. The $$$$ grant will support {the purchase, or the installation, or the project name, etc. and speak to the impact it will have}

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

Press Release Media Distribution List >

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 the overall impact of the grant. For questions or additional information on completing a grant report, please get in touch with us at 815-748.5383 or grants@dekalbccf.org for assistance.