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$119,300 awarded in Wurlitzer grants to support music education

SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Community Foundation reported that $119,300 in fall Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund grants benefited a total of 30 nonprofits and public sector direct service organizations across the greater Chicagoland area for music education.

“Many of our grant recipients are unable to function as planned at this time,” George Buck, advisory committee chair for the Wurlitzer Foundation Fund, said in a news release. “Similar to the spring cycle, we adjusted to the fall grant cycle to support a great deal of general operating support to aid in sustainability for these organizations.”

Fall 2020 Grant Recipients:

DeKalb County

• DeKalb District 428 High School Music Department – $7,000

• Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra – $3,750

Greater Chicagoland Area

• BandWith Music Ltd. – $2,500

• Center for Enriched Living – $2,000

• Changing Worlds – $6,000

• Chicago Arts and Music Project – $5,000

• Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble – $1,000

• Chicago Philharmonic Society – $5,000

• Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation – $2,000

• Children’s Community Theatre – $2,000

• Christ the King Lutheran Church and School – $4,000

• Classical Kids Music education – $12,000

• Distinctive Schools – $1,000

• Fulcrum Point New Music Project – $6,000

• Glenwood Academy – $3,500

• Grace Christian Academy – $4,800

• Intonation Music – $5,000

• Lawrence Hall Youth Services – $3,000

• Marengo-Union Elementary School District 165 – $2,000

• Maywood Fine Arts Association – $2,000

• Midwest Young Artists – $3,000

• Music of the Baroque – $1,500

• Musical Arts Institute – $10,000

• Orion Ensemble – $1,750

• Rockford Symphony Orchestra – $5,000

• Snow City Arts Foundation – $7,500

• Special Gifts Theater – $2,500

• Spirito! Singers – $2,500

• Walther Christian Academy – $3,000

• Young Naperville Singers – $3,000

The Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grant is one of several grant making programs at the Community Foundation. Funding is made possible through a donor advised fund established by the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation in 2012.

Grant applications are due by midnight March 1 and Sept. 1 of each year. Funding support is determined by criteria met and the amount requested. Preference is given to 501(c)3 organizations.

Donate to any fund at the Community Foundation at www.dekalbccf.org/donate or by mail to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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