The DeKalb County Community Foundation awarded $162,250 in grants this fall to eligible organizations in DeKalb County.
The grants are awarded every year to nonprofits in the following areas: arts and culture, education, community development, environment and animal welfare and health and human services.
Among the recipients: Food Mart: $10,000 to build a food pantry welcome station Indian Valley Vocational Center: $9,500 to acquire welders for students Daughters of the American Revolution: $2,700 to install security cameras at a childcare center Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois: $2,700 to provide girl's empowerment program kits Girls on the Run of Northwest Illinois: $2,500 to purchase music for performances Indian Valley Community Band: $500 to purchase power load system for an ambulance Kirkland Lions Club: $2,500 to remodel a hall bathroom for ADA compliance Kishwa Valley Art League: $3,000 to purchase art supplies for community art classesMutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division Six: $3,000 to purchase a medical bed Opportunity House, Inc.: $16,300 to obtain a walk-in tub for client services Sycamore Public Library: $8,000 to build a play-based learning area for youthTails Humane Society: $2,400 to obtain a washing machine The Barn on Baseline: $1,100 to provide ovens and a range Youth Pride Foundation: $3,000 to support a Read the Entire Article
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