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Applications open for spring grants through DeKalb County Community Foundation

SYCAMORE - Applications are now being accepted for nonprofits and local organizations to seek funds through several grants administered by the DeKalb County Community Foundation.

The foundation is accepted petitions for the 2022 Community Needs Grants, Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants, and Youth Engaged in Philanthropy Grants, according to a news release. Nonprofit and public sector organizations are encouraged to apply.

Learn more or apply online at dekalbccf.org/grantprograms.

Community Needs Grants support the charitable needs and efforts of local nonprofit and public sector organizations, according to the release. Funding for this grant program is made possible through ongoing donor generosity to Community Impact Funds at the foundation.

In 2021, the grant program provided over $240,000 in support to address needs and fund projects in DeKalb County. The application deadline for the community needs grant is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, March 1. Contact grants staff with questions or for assistance at grants@dekalbccf.org or 815-748-5383.

Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants support music education for nonprofit and public sector organizations throughout DeKalb County and the greater Chicagoland area. Funding for this grant program is made possible through the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund at the Community Foundation.

In 2021, the grant program provided over $210,000 in support of music education.The application deadline for the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grant is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, March 1. Contact Arts and Culture Consultant George Buck with questions or for assistance at george@dekalbccf.org.

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, according to the release. Funding for this grant program is made possible through the DeKalb County Youth Grantmakers Fund at the Community Foundation.

In 2021, the grant program provided more than $13,500 in support of youth impact and development. Application deadline for the YEP Grant is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1. Contact YEP Staff Advisor Noah Nordbrock with questions or for assistance at noah@dekalbccf.org or 815-748-5383.