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Be sure your proposal aligns with:

Geographic Areas of Interest

We consider grant proposals that benefit people in communities where our founder, Mr. Chet Dekko, had an interest during his lifetime. Those communities are:

  • Alabama: Limestone County
  • Indiana: DeKalb, LaGrange, Kosciusko, Noble, Steuben and Whitley Counties
  • Iowa: Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Ringgold, and Union Counties
  • Minnesota: Norman County.

Concentration on Young People

Our grantmaking is focused on projects that support the healthy development of children from birth to age 18.

Our Desire to Invest in Specific Results

In each of our grantmaking areas of interest, we have selected specific results that we believe will most directly help us accomplish our mission. For maximum flexibility we also offer an “Other” category that allows for creativity and innovation.

Please help us understand your project by completing the following sentence:


We want to...

Offer a Program or Service
Receive Operating Funds
Construct/Remodel a Building
Make Our Organization Stronger
Apply for a Nonprofit Toolbelt Grant
Engage Young People in Philanthropy