Community Foundation gives out $123k in grants this spring

Awards go to organizations that help serve people in need

SYCAMORE – A handful of local organizations dedicated to lending a helping hand have been awarded $123,432.

The funding, which originated from the biannual Community Needs Grants, was handed out to 29 local nonprofit and community organizations to help serve those in need, according to a DeKalb County Community Foundation news release. The grants are awarded to organizations that promote arts and culture, education, community development, environment and animal welfare and health and human services, according to the news release.

Awards included $30,000 for renovations on a new facility for the Family Service Agency of DeKalb County; $10,000 to the village of Kirkland to begin construction on a new community center; and $2,000 to Randy's Rescue for a quarantine enclosure for new horse intakes, among other projects.

The Family Service Agency of DeKalb County's new facility at 1325 Sycamore Road will be up and running by Sept. 1, officials have said.

Donations to any of the funds provided by the DeKalb County Community Foundation can be made online at dekalbccf.or/donate or by mail addressed to 475 DeKalb Ave. Contact Grants Director Tiffany McQueen Lewis at 815-748-5358 or tiffany@dekalbccf.org for information.

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