DeKalb CF accepting grant applications

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for its spring Community Needs grants. Nonprofits and charitable organizations serving residents of DeKalb County may apply. Applications must be submitted online through the Foundation’s website,

Some returning applicants may notice a change in the application process. All organizations requesting grants of $25,000 or more must submit a Letter of Intent prior to completing the grant application. “We want to encourage applicants with large requests to communicate with DCCF staff ahead of time,” says Becky Zantout, Grants & Community Initiatives Manager at the Foundation, “We can help them write applications with the information our committee needs to make those funding decisions.”

Applicants with requests less than $25,000 are not required to submit a letter of intent and should complete their grant application by March 1. Requests for $25,000 or more must submit a letter of intent by February 1.

“The community foundation prides itself in its close relationship with all our grant applicants. Anyone considering an application for a grant is welcome to call us with questions,” says Zantout.

The DeKalb County Community Foundation has been issuing grants to DeKalb County nonprofits since 1993. In 2015, the committee plans to distribute nearly $400,000 in its two Community Needs grant seasons.