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Serving DeKalb County, IL Since 1993


Learn more about the DeKalb County Community Foundation through our current and past publications, including the Annual Report, Report to the Community, and our e-newsletter "What Gives". With the information you'll find in each publication, we hope to inspire you about philanthropy in our community.

What Gives e-newsletter

Stay up to date with the DeKalb County Community Foundation through our monthly e-newsletter. From new fund announcements, breaking news and events, current grant opportunities, philanthropy in action and more. Sign-up today!


  • October 2017 - Providing Access to Local Food Pantries, DCNP Internship Stories, TAILS Fund, and more!
  • September 2017 - Hurricane Resources & Funds, Welcome Danielle, YEP Orientation, and more!
  • August 2017 - Providing Assistance to Shabbona Lake, Fall Grants Available, High School Youth Event, and more!
  • July 2017 - Community Impact Story (Klein), Nonprofit Day of Learning, Bus Tour Recap and more!
  • June 2017 - Assisting Local Students with Employability, $148,928 in Scholarships Awarded, Upcoming Watershed Bus Tour, and more!
  • May 2017_Spotlight Edition - Annual Impact Report 2016
  • May 2017 - $161,588 in Grants Awarded to the Community, NEW Suter Family Scholarship Fund, Over $400,000 Raised for Nonprofits, Scholarship Opportunities Available and more!
  • May 2017_Spotlight Edition - Give DeKalb County is tomorrow, May 4!
  • April 2017 - Malta Community Fund, Excellence in Education, Estate Planning Discussion, Give DeKalb County, and more!
  • March 2017 - New Funds Impact DeKalb County, 3 Scholarship Opportunities, Why We Love the 90's, and more!
  • February 2017 - Bob & Pam Bowman Fund, Grace's Story, Grant Opportunities & Recipients, and more!
  • January 2017 - Fueling Community With Purpose, Give DeKalb County, Grant Opportunities Available


  • December 2016 - Philanthropy, Hope Haven & the Love of Cooking; New Scholarship Fund; Youth Impact & Grants, and more!
  • December 2016_Spotlight Edition - You make this possible. Thank you!
  • November 2016 - $189,787 Awarded, IRA Charitable Rollovers, Internship Impact, and more!
  • October 2016 - Safe Passage Fund Announced, Grant Opportunities, Partnering with our Community, and more!
  • September 2016 - New Grant Program, Youth Philanthropy Kick-off, New dcnp.org, and more!
  • August 2016 - New Fairdale Fund, Welcome Betsy Hull, Youth Meet/Greet , and more!
  • July 2016 - New First Midwest Bank Fund, Fall Grant Opportunities, Nonprofit Day, and more!
  • June 2016 - New Scholarship Fund, $191,654 in Grants Awarded, $428,297 Raised for Give Local, and more!
  • June 2016_Spotlight Edition - Strength Through Partnership - Annual Report 2015
  • May 2016 - We're Hiring, New Scholarship Fund and Opportunities, Drawing Winner, and more!
  • May 06, 2016_Spotlight Edition - Thank you for your generosity! Give Local DeKalb County
  • May 03, 2016_Spotlight Edition - Breaking News! Give Local DeKalb County - Match Grows, Extended!
  • May 03, 2016_Spotlight Edition - Today is May 3! Give Local DeKalb County
  • April 2016 - Give Local DeKalb County, Artistic Light Show, and More!
  • March 2016 - Introducing the Chulick Family Fund, Grant Opportunities and more!
  • February 2016 - Brett & Thomas Kubasiak Fund Announced, Grant Opportunities and more!
  • January 2016 - Partnering and Engaging Local Youth, Upcoming Grant Opportunities and more!
  • What Gives ~ Spotlight! - Grant Seeker Workshop and Current Grant Opportunities

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