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The Community Grantmaking Fund

Established by the Community Foundation to address today’s needs and prepare for tomorrow’s challenges


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.

These 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.

Community Granting

The Community Foundation accepts proposals and awards grants from several funds through a competitive process. Applicants submit grant proposals through the secured “Community Granting” website and the foundation will consider funding from one or more of these funds.

While submissions are accepted at any time, grants are awarded quarterly. The grant committee reviews all submissions and makes a recommendation to the board of directors based upon funding availability and other grant criteria. Please plan accordingly to best fit your requested needs. 

Quarterly Grant Proposal Due Dates

– January 1

 – April 1

– July 1

– October 1

*Grant proposals submitted after the quarterly due dates will be considered for the following quarter

**Award recipients will be notified approximately 60 days after the quarterly deadlines 


Early Childhood Development Fund awards grants to enhance the quality of childcare programs and/or early childhood development programs.

Safe Child Fund supports programs that serve children who may be vulnerable due to abuse, disability or illness.

Wyatt Memorial Fund awards grants to four organizations named by the donors. The fund also makes grants to support other charitable work that benefits the residents of Garrett, Indiana.

Community Grantmaking Fund and Kenneth A. Boseker Memorial Fund award grants for a wide variety of charitable purposes.