DeKalb County Community Foundation awards $89,352 in support of music education

SYCAMORE– The DeKalb County Community Foundation reports that $89,352 in spring Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants benefited a total of 28 nonprofits and community organizations across the greater Chicagoland area for music education.

“Our board of advisors recognize that this is a very unusual grant cycle,” said George Buck, advisory committee chair for the Wurlitzer Foundation Fund. “We realize that due to COVID-19, many of our grant recipients are unable to function normally at this time. In this cycle we granted a great deal of general operating support to aid in sustainability for these organizations.”

The Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grant is one of several grant-making programs at the DeKalb County Community Foundation. Funding is possible through a donor-advised fund established by the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation in 2012.

Grant applications are due by midnight on March 1 and September 1 of each year. Funding support is determined by criteria met and the amount requested. Preference to 501(c)3 organizations is given.

Spring 2020 grant recipients include:

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre - $3,750

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic - $2,500

Children's Community Theatre - $3,000

Child's Voice - $1,250

Christ the King Lutheran Church and School- $2,000

Community School of the Arts (Wheaton College) - $2,500

Cor Cantiamo - $3,000

Ellwood House Association, Inc. - $3,000

Fifth House Ensemble - $4,000

Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus D/B/A Anima - $3,000

Holy Family Ministries - $2,500

Holy Trinity High School - $3,750

Intonation Music - $2,500

Lawrence Hall Youth Services - $3,000

Little Kids Rock - $3,000

Merit School of Music - $4,500

NIU- College of Visual and Performing Arts - $2,500

Northern Illinois University School of Music - $5,418

Orion Ensemble - $2,250

People's Music School - $2,500

Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc. - $2,500

Sandwich Opera House (ARCH) - $10,000

Special Gifts Theater- $2,500

St. Charles Singers- $2,000

Suzuki-Orff School of Music - $5,000

Sycamore Education Foundation - $2,000

Sycamore Music Boosters - $4,434

The Allendale Association - $1,000

Donate to any fund at the Community Foundation, including the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund, at www.dekalbccf.org/donate or by mail to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178.