BE SURE YOUR PROPOSAL ALIGNS WITH:
OUR GEOGRAPHIC AREAS OF INTEREST
We consider grant proposals that benefit people in communities where our founder, Mr. Chester E. 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
OUR 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
When considering proposals in each of our grantmaking areas of interest, we look for specific results that we believe will most directly help us accomplish our mission. You can read more about those areas of interests via the following links:
YOU’RE JUST A FEW STEPS AWAY FROM SENDING US YOUR PROPOSAL.
We look forward to seeing your ideas for making great things happen for children and young people. Just click the link below and you’ll be directed to our online application portal.
Our online portal is designed to walk you through the application process. Certain questions will have brief explanations to help you understand the information we’re seeking. It will also ask you what you’re requesting an investment for:
- A program or service
- Operating support
- Constructing or remodeling a facility
- Growing your organization’s capacity
- Engaging young people in philanthropy
Of course, we’re happy to help if you still have questions about our application process. Please call us at 260-347-1278 and ask to speak to a program officer, or email email@example.com.