The gifts of many generous people allow the community foundation to award grants to nonprofit organizations for charitable projects and programs that address today’s needs and prepare for tomorrow’s challenges. The grants are focused on meeting the needs of the people in DeKalb County, Indiana.
Grants are awarded based on the charitable objectives of the donors who established the funds. Click on the name of each fund to learn more.
- Community Granting
Beginning January 1, 2016, there are no formal deadlines for grant requests to the Community Grantmaking Fund. Requests may be submitted at any time throughout the year. The Community Foundation’s Grant Committee will meet as needed, at least quarterly, to recommend grant awards to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
- DeKalb’s VOICE
- Garrett Hospital Aid Foundation
- Immediate Response Fund
- Literacy Fund
Most grants require a written report within one year after a grant is awarded on our grant reporting form. Please check the guidelines for each fund, or call the office at (260) 925-0311, to determine whether to use this form.
Grant Proposal Workshop
The community foundation offers a free, 60-minute workshop that will help you understand our online grant process and learn basic proposal writing tips. The workshop is open to all but is especially helpful for new or inexperienced grant seekers. Attendance at a workshop is not required in order to receive a grant. A workshop will be announced at a later date.