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Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) Grant

Grants to DeKalb County, Illinois Nonprofits for Youth-Oriented
Projects in Arts, Education, Environment, and Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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DeKalb County Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/01/19 Midnight


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Grants of up to $2,500 to DeKalb County, Illinois nonprofits for youth-oriented projects. Youth must be involved in project development or implementation. Projects may fall in the areas of arts and culture, environment and animal welfare, community development, education, or health and human services.

The project must be in response to a legitimate need in the community and benefit youth in DeKalb County. Preference will be given to innovative programs or projects.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163056

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request a maximum of $2,500.

Term of Contract:

YEP grants are expected to be completed within one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofits with youth initiatives in DeKalb County are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a nonprofit fiscal sponsor and demonstrate a realistic plan with a clear set of goals.

Youth Engaged in Philanthropy grants do not fund:
- Operational phases of established programs
- Personnel and/or administrative costs associated with programs or projects
- Religious purposes (however, grants can be given to religious organizations for non-religious purposes, or facilities such as day-care centers that have non-profit status independent from a sponsoring church or religious organization)
- Purchase of advertising
- Capital or operational debt reduction
- Any political campaign or to support attempts to influence legislative issues of any government body
- Specific individuals
- Consumable items

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications are due on February 1 of each year and will be reviewed by members of the YEP committee. All requests must be submitted online. A site visit or applicant presentation is required for all applicants.

Each year, the pinnacle of YEP is the grant allocation meeting in April. During this meeting, members are responsible for allocating approximately $11,000 to nonprofits with youth serving programs and projects in DeKalb County. Once recommendations have been made, the decisions are presented to the DeKalb County Community Foundation Board of Directors for final approval.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

For more information or to inquire about an application, please contact:
Noah Nordbrock, YEP Staff Advisor

DeKalb County Community Foundation
475 DeKalb Avenue
Sycamore, Illinois 60178

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: DeKalb County