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DCCF grant applications accepted online

Published: Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

The DeKalb County Community Foundation’s Community Needs and Youth Engaged in Philanthropy grant programs will be administered through an online system starting in the spring.

Applicants should visit the DCCF’s to website,, to apply online. The DCCF is no longer accepting paper applications for Community Needs and Youth Engaged in Philanthropy grants.

“Moving to an online system allows us to accept and review applications more efficiently. It will save applicants time and valuable resources,” Becky Zantout, grants and community initiatives manager, said in a news release. “We used to ask organizations to make multiple copies of their application and inevitably needed more information from some organizations. The new system will eliminate that need.”

Applicants will complete required questions through drop-down menus and text boxes. Organizations can include as much information as they like by uploading supporting documents such as letters of recommendation or photos.

“The community foundation prides itself in its close relationship with all grant applicants. Anyone considering applying for a grant is welcome to call the Community Foundation with questions,” Zantout said in the release. To ensure your organization is eligible and inquire if the project is a good fit, applicants should review the Grant Guidelines available on the DCCF website before completing their application.

Youth Engaged in Philanthropy applications must be submitted online by midnight today. Applications to the Community Needs Grant program can be submitted online until midnight March 1.

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