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Spring grants available for nonprofit and community organizations

A spring 2017 Community Needs Grant is presented to the Children’s Learning Center for kitchen and bathroom updates. Pictured is Community Foundation Board Member Regina Parker with Children’s Learning Center Executive Director Nancy Teboda.
A spring 2017 Community Needs Grant is presented to the Children’s Learning Center for kitchen and bathroom updates. Pictured is Community Foundation Board Member Regina Parker with Children’s Learning Center Executive Director Nancy Teboda.

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

Nonprofits and charitable organizations are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is March 1 for both grant programs. Learn more or apply online at dekalbccf.org/grantprograms.

Community Needs Grants support the charitable needs and efforts of local nonprofit and community organizations. As a donor-advised fund at the Community Foundation, the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund provides grants to nonprofit and community organizations to further music appreciation, education and performance. In 2017, the Wurlitzer Foundation Fund granted $248,325 in support to 56 organizations in DeKalb County and the Chicago metropolitan area.

Each spring and fall, the Community Foundation supports nonprofits and community organizations through Community Needs Grants and Wurlitzer Foundation Grants. Nonprofit and charitable organizations interested in applying for a grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation are invited to one of two free workshops on from 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

Workshops are open to the public and will take place in The Freight Room at the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. To RSVP or learn about grantmaking opportunities, contact Grants Manager Becky Zantout, at 815-748-5383 or becky@dekalbccf.org.

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