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Application period begins for Community Foundation grants

Gene Stephens from Open Door Rehabilitation Center in Sandwich demonstrates a sling that is used in conjunction with a mechanical lift system to ensure safety for clients and staff members during transfers. A spring 2018 Community Needs Grant enabled the purchase of this and other assistance equipment.
Gene Stephens from Open Door Rehabilitation Center in Sandwich demonstrates a sling that is used in conjunction with a mechanical lift system to ensure safety for clients and staff members during transfers. A spring 2018 Community Needs Grant enabled the purchase of this and other assistance equipment.

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

Nonprofits and charitable organizations are encouraged to apply. The 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. Last year, through donor generosity and the power of endowment, the foundation provided $363,307 in Community Needs Grant support to 49 local 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 education.

In 2018, the Wurlitzer Foundation Fund granted $247,900 in support to 57 organizations in DeKalb County and the Chicago area.

For application questions or to learn more about grantmaking opportunities, contact Marc Hooks, grants and community initiatives manager, at 815-748-5383 or m.hooks@dekalbccf.org.

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