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Serving DeKalb County, IL Since 1993
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 […]
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 12, 2017
Grant-Opportunities

Applications Open for Community Foundation Grant Programs

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for spring Community Needs Grants and Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants. Nonprofits and charitable organizations are […]
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 […]
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 […]
November 2, 2016
Fall Community Needs Grants 2016

Fall Community Needs Grants Award $189,787 to Local Nonprofits and Community Organizations

Through generous donor support, the DeKalb County Community Foundation is excited to award $189,787 in Community Needs Grants this fall. A total of 31 local nonprofits […]
October 10, 2016
Barn on Baseline - Roberta Shoaf, Barn on Baseline Executive Director; Michelle Alexander, Board Vice President; furry friends Dinktwo and Milo

Strength Through Partnership – Barn on Baseline Animal Shelter & Adoption Center

Located in Genoa IL, the Barn on Baseline Animal Shelter & Adoption Center, formerly known as the DeKalb County Animal Welfare Shelter, provides opportunity and safety […]