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January 31, 2017
Bob & Pam Bowman

Bowmans Make Gift That Keeps on Giving

Pictured: Local philanthropists Bob & Pam Bowman of Sycamore. Created to honor the charitable wishes of Bob & Pam Bowman, the DeKalb County Community Foundation introduces […]
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

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 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 […]
October 1, 2016
Promise Grant 2015

Promise Grants (Beca Promesa) To Benefit Community Organizations Serving Immigrants, Minorities, Literacy Needs

The Promise Grants Committee is accepting grant applications from charitable community organizations that provide services to underserved and marginalized people in DeKalb County. Promise Grants are […]
June 30, 2016
Grant-Opportunities

Application Period for Fall Community Foundation Grants Begins

As of July 1, the DeKalb County Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for the fall Community Needs Grants and Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants. […]
June 28, 2016
Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund

$125,100 Awarded in Grants to Support Music and Music Education

Out of a fruitful partnership with the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation, the DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to report that $125,100 in Wurlitzer Foundation grants […]
June 24, 2016
Michael A. Cullen, Regional President, First Midwest Bank

First Midwest Bank establishes Charitable Impact Fund with $250,000 gift

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that First Midwest Bank has established a donor advised fund benefitting local nonprofits with a $250,000 gift. […]
April 11, 2016
Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation - Strength Through Partnership

A Harmonious Partnership to Benefit Music and Music Education – Strength Through Partnership

The slogan for The Wurlitzer Company at one time was….’the name that means Music to millions’.  The Company began in the United States in 1856 and […]