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Dekko Foundation, Inc.


Last profile update: 08/25/2017
Last grant data update: 04/06/2018

At A Glance

Dekko Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 548, 1208 Lakeside Dr.

Kendallville, IN United States 46755-0548

Telephone: (260) 347-1278


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Established in 1981 in IN - The Dekko Foundation is a private, family, foundation started in 1981 by the late Chester E. "Chet" Dekko. Mr. Dekko was an entrepreneur, a business and community leader, and a dedicated family man.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation believes that positive child development experiences are the basis for building independent, economically free citizens. Every grant the foundation makes is designed to give young people the developmental experiences that they need to thrive. Foundation grantmaking is concentrated in the following areas: Early childhood development (birth through age five); Middle childhood development (ages six through twelve); Adolescent development (ages thirteen through eighteen); and Community development (related to the advancement of children and young people).