City of Sandwich Secures Funding for Economic Development Projects

Sycamore, IL 05/30/24 – The City of Sandwich was awarded a $29,245 Community Economic Development Implementation Grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation. This grant is a catalyst for multiple downtown improvement projects aimed at enhancing the city, attracting tourism, and more. Funding will help facilitate projects like a downtown business kiosk, holiday and city banners, the creation of three murals, historical markers, and activities. In addition, an inventory of future sites for economic opportunity will be explored.

The Community Foundation developed the grant program to provide additional opportunities for DeKalb County communities to support implementation projects aligned with their economic development plan.

Foundation Community Engagement Director Teri Spartz adds, “It is wonderful to see the City of Sandwich maximize the impact of this grant to fund multiple projects and improvements in their community.”

A generous total of $300,000 has been committed to this grant program through donor support. Remaining eligible communities are encouraged to apply for an implementation grant by the end of 2024, as the program will come to completion. Grant applications must reference a recently completed economic development plan and connect to implementation projects within the plan or to support continued planning.

Sandwich Mayor Todd Latham accepts an economic development implementation grant from Community Foundation Executive Director Dan Templin.

For questions or additional information, please contact Teri Spartz at 815-748-5383 or

CONTACT: Teri Spartz, 815-748-5383,