Entries by Barry Rochford

Please pardon our mess

Today we’re in the process of switching over to a new grants management system. We apologize if this transition has disrupted your ability to send us an application or complete a reporting requirement. If you were working on either of those, you will be contacted by our grants associate about how to ensure we receive […]

Keeping the school community connected

The past several weeks have brought some major changes to our way of life. Many of them have been — and continue to be — challenging. But there are positive things that are happening, too. In Indiana, schools are closed for the remainder of the year, and the state is presently under a stay-at-home order. […]

Dekko Foundation office remains closed to public

Our office, like other workplaces in Indiana, has begun the process of reopening. It continues, however, to be closed to the public. Our team is still working, but scheduled meetings will be conducted by phone or virtually to help safeguard our staff members’ and grantseekers’ health. If you need to reach us, please call 260-347-1278 […]

Nonprofit Toolbelt update

We have reached our allocation of Nonprofit Toolbelts this fiscal year, which means we aren’t accepting new grant applications. If you think your organization would benefit from a Nonprofit Toolbelt, we encourage you to learn more about our Stronger Organizations proactive initiative. Our Start Where You Are Bar is always available to help your organization […]

Dekko Foundation to move to Community Learning Center

The Dekko Foundation, a private family foundation started in 1981 in Kendallville, Indiana, by the late businessman and philanthropist Chester E. Dekko, will move its offices to the Community Learning Center this year. The Dekko Foundation’s board of directors, comprising members of Mr. Dekko’s family, has endorsed the move because of its potential to advance […]