Application Period for Fall Community Foundation Grants Begins


Once again, applications are open for Community Needs Grants and Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants, two grants programs available at the DeKalb County Community Foundation. Application deadline is September 1, for both grant programs. Nonprofits and charitable organizations are encouraged to apply. Learn more or apply online at

Specific to organizations in or serving DeKalb County, IL, Community Needs Grants support community needs of our local nonprofit and community organizations. Funding for this grant program comes from donor generosity to community impact funds at the Foundation.

Open to nonprofit and community organizations in DeKalb County and the Chicagoland area, Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants provide support to further music appreciation and education. Funding for this grant program comes from the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund, a donor advised fund at the Community Foundation.

For general application questions or to learn more about grantmaking opportunities, please contact Program Director Anita Zurbrugg at 815-748-5383

DeKalb County Community Foundation

Spring 2017 Community Needs Grant to the Somonauk School District to remove and replace railroad ties in the school playground. By replacing the wooden railroad ties, the amount of minor injuries to children on the playground decreased

The DeKalb High School Marching Band received a Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grant in June 2018 to support the purchase of new band uniforms.

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