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Lifestyle

Spring grants available for community organizations

SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Community Foundation is accepting applications for Community Needs Grants, Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants and YEP Grants.

Nonprofits and charitable organizations are encouraged to apply. Learn more or apply online at dekalbccf.org/grantprograms.

Community Needs Grants support the charitable needs and efforts of our local nonprofit and community organizations. Funding for this grant program is made possible through ongoing donor generosity to community impact funds at the Community Foundation. Last year, $273,792 was granted in support. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. March 1.

Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants support music education for nonprofit and community organizations throughout DeKalb County and the greater Chicago area. Funding for this grant program is made possible through the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund at the Community Foundation. Last year, $250,250 was granted in support. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. March 1.

YEP Grants support programs and projects that impact youth in DeKalb County. Projects considered for funding must directly involve youth, promote youth empowerment and leadership, and be dedicated to the local community. Funding for this grant program is made possible through the DeKalb County Youth Grantmakers Fund at the Community Foundation. Last year, $14,005 was granted in support. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Feb. 1.

For application questions or to learn about grantmaking opportunities, call Grants Director Tiffany McQueen Lewis at 815-748-5383 or email grants@dekalbccf.org.

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