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News & Announcements

December 15, 2016
YEP Grant 2016 - Mobile Pantry, Northern Illinois Food Bank

YEP Grants Available for Youth Impact

Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) is now accepting applications for the 2017 grant season. YEP Grants exist to improve the quality of life for youth in […]
December 14, 2016
DeKalb County Community Foundation

Together With You – VIDEO

We’re excited to share the new “Together With You” Community Foundation video! A great snapshot of what the DeKalb County Community Foundation does through donor support and […]
December 14, 2016
2016 YEP Grants website Header

Empowering & Caring for Youth

As we enter a new Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) Grant application season, we’re excited to share a few “grant in action” examples from 2016. This past […]
December 13, 2016
Four-part cooking class series made possible by the Victor F. Barresi Memorial Fund.

Philanthropy, Hope Haven, and the Love of Cooking

  The scent of fresh cocoa snowflake cookies, perfectly seasoned guacamole, and spiced maple syrup walnuts filled the air in the Leishman Culinary Kitchen at Kishwaukee […]
December 5, 2016
Promise Grants 2016

Organizations Receive Grants to Inspire, Educate, and Empower

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Promise Fund Grant recipients. This year $3,961 was awarded to three local organizations for a variety of programs and […]
December 1, 2016
CHS Elburn Scholarship Fund

CHS Elburn Funds Educational Scholarships

Introducing the CHS Elburn Scholarship Fund, created as a lasting memory to the legacy of the Elburn Cooperative and to support the communities that strengthen the […]
November 29, 2016
Fall 2016 Wurlitzer Foundation Grants

Fall Grants to Support Music and Music Education Total $91,600 in Support

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to report that $91,600 in Wurlitzer Foundation Grants were awarded in the fall of 2016 to support music and […]
November 7, 2016
Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club of DeKalb, IL

Honoring Members Through Philanthropy

Recently, the DeKalb County Community Foundation staff were invited to a monthly meeting of the Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club of DeKalb, IL. During the meeting, an award […]
November 3, 2016
Strength Through Partnership_Conclusion

Partnering for DeKalb County

As we reflect on 2016, we would like to take a moment and say thank you for the philanthropic partnerships that have been forged or grown […]