Grants Available for Nonprofits Who Serve the Underserved


The Promise Grants committee is accepting grant applications from charitable community organizations that provide services to underserved and marginalized people in DeKalb County. Promise Grants (Beca “Promisa”) are supported by the DeKalb County Community Foundation and will distribute about $3,000 among selected nonprofits before the end of the year.

Applications for a Promise Grant should inspire the community to build leadership skills and empower the underserved population in DeKalb County, especially recent immigrants. A portion of the Promise Grants are intended to support early childhood literacy through direct outreach services to underserved populations of children, from birth to kindergarten, and their parents.

Deadline for Promise Grant applications is November 22, 2017. Review grant guidelines or apply online at Contact Grants Manager Becky Zantout at or 815-748-5383 with any questions.

Image Caption: Marti Brown from the DeKalb Public Library reads aloud to children during story time in the Early Learning and Development Center. Children in the program received a free book, funded by a 2016 Promise Grant.

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