Applications Open for Final Round of DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Grants

SYCAMORE - Applications are open for a fifth and final round of grants from the DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Fund.

All remaining funds will be dispersed during this round of grantmaking. Grants are available to nonprofit organizations that serve DeKalb County. For-profit and governmental entities are not eligible to apply. Proposals should demonstrate a plan to utilize grant resources to promote sustainability and long-term recovery.

Most grants will range from $5,000-$15,000.

Applications can be found online at and are due by 11:59 p.m. on July 16.

For questions related to COVID-19 Response Grants, contact Tiffany McQueen Lewis, DeKalb County Community Foundation grants director, at or 815-748-5383.

The COVID-19 Response Grant program was designed to support the rising needs in DeKalb County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for this grant program is made possible by donations to the DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Fund. In a statement, the community foundation thanks “the many generous donors” who have contributed.

A list of contributors to the fund can be found on the DeKalb County Community Foundation website. As of April 2021, the fund has distributed $541,368 in assistance to organizations serving DeKalb County.

For questions related to the DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Fund or advisory committee, contact Dan Templin, at or 815-748-5383.