Community Grants

The Egyptian Theatre is excited to announce a brand new community grant program to make the Egyptian Theatre accessible to as many community groups as possible. Community grants are available to assist with the rental cost of the theatre for non-profits located within DeKalb County.

It has always been our goal to make The Egyptian Theatre available to any community group that wants to use the theatre.  On average there are already over 25 different community groups that use the Egyptian each year.  We hope through the introduction of this new program that we can help support even more community groups so that they can also use this jewel of DeKalb.


1) Organizations applying for grant must be a non-profit organization based in DeKalb County, Illinois.

2) Organizations must provide proof of their non-profit status.

3) Organizations must complete the Egyptian Theatre Community Grant Application.

4) Organizations must submit a grant application prior to a rental contract being issued for the event.

5) Recipients of grants must recognize that they are a “recipient of an Egyptian Theatre Community Grant” in all marketing materials, press releases, and event program.

6) Awarded grants will be given as a credit on the rental invoice for the event awarded a grant. In no instance will a check be written to an organization for the grant amount.

7) Organizations may apply for more than one grant in a year but priority will be given to organizations that have not yet received a grant in that year.

8) Awarded grant amounts will typically range from $250-$1,500 for an event.

9) Grants for events taking place January-June are due by 5:00pm on September 1. Grant applicants will be notified by October 1 of the decision made.

Grants for events taking place July-December are due by 5:00pm on April 1. Grant applicants will be notified by May 1 of the decision made.


Since this grant program is new as of August 2012 the following deadlines will apply for the 2012-2013 season only.

Grants for events taking place January-June 2013 are due by 5:00 pm on January 2, 2013.

Grants will be accepted earlier than the deadline and considered upon receipt for the 2012-2013 season.

Community Grant Application

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