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October 6, 2017
Providing Access to Local Food Pantries, DeKalb County Community Foundation

Providing Access to Local Food Pantries

For many of us going to the grocery store consists of these steps: Get in our vehicle, drive a few miles to our preferred grocery store. […]
August 7, 2017
Shabbona Lake State Park Rearing Pond, DeKalb County Community Foundation

Restocking the Future of Shabbona Lake State Park

Whoosh! You look up from your hiking boots as a dragonfly nearly collides with your shoulder. It continues on, past your shoulder, and settles down on nearby […]
July 1, 2017
Ronald G. Klein Community Fund, DeKalb County Community Foundation

Representing Philanthropy and Community Service

Ronald Klein grew up on the family farm in Hinckley, IL. As with any child, Ron had big dreams. He dreamed of attending the University of […]
May 24, 2017
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Kishwaukee College Welding Program, Helping today...Shaping tomorrow.

Joining Fabrication Skills with Employability

Over the last few years, the Welding  Technology program at Kishwaukee College has grown significantly to meet employer demand for welders and fabricators. One of the […]
April 11, 2017
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Give DeKalb County

24-Hours of Nonprofit Impact

There are approximately 125 active nonprofit organizations (501(c)3, not including churches) in DeKalb County. Though some may serve a similar audience, each is unique in the […]
March 7, 2017
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Helping today...Shaping tomorrow, DeKalb County Community Endowment Fund

When a Good Idea Turns Great: The Fund that Started it All

Remember the 90’s? Remember the creative and culture shaping ideas that came into being? Things like Starbucks, grunge music, the World Wide Web, personal computers, email, […]
February 7, 2017
Grace Thornton, The Gracie Center

Developing Independence & Opportunity – All in the Name of Grace

Meet Grace Grace Thornton grew up in Kingston, IL with parents Marty and Deanna Thornton. She attended Genoa-Kingston High School and walked down the graduation aisle […]
January 11, 2017
Local Philanthropist Richard Ryan, Helping today...Shaping tomorrow.

Fueling Community with Purpose

Pictured: Local philanthropist and friend of the Community Foundation, Richard Ryan of DeKalb. Meet Richard Ryan. Longtime DeKalb County resident and local philanthropist. Raised on a grain […]