December 2, 2022

Grants Available to Benefit Youth in DeKalb County

Nonprofit organizations and eligible community organizations are invited to apply for a YEP Grant, up to $2,500, for programs and projects that impact youth in DeKalb […]
November 28, 2022

$162,250 Awarded in Fall 2022 Community Needs Grants

From public safety and animal welfare to fine arts and vocational education, local projects aimed at addressing community needs received support through the DeKalb County Community […]
November 28, 2022

Lockard Fund Promotes Family Philanthropy in DeKalb County

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is excited to announce the Lockard Family Fund. This new Donor Advised Fund aligns with the charitable interests of Jim and […]
November 8, 2022

Community Foundation Welcomes Jolene Willis as New Grants Director

Please join us in welcoming Grants Director Jolene Willis to the Community Foundation staff. In her role as grants director, Jolene’s responsibilities include coordinating, evaluating, and […]
November 3, 2022

Applications Open for 2023 Kindergarten Readiness Toolkits Grants

Applications are open for a new round of Kindergarten Readiness Toolkit Grants. Schools and school districts in DeKalb County, Illinois, are highly encouraged to apply. The […]
October 6, 2022

Fund Dedicates Support to the Kirkland-Fairdale Communities

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is excited to announce the first endowment Fund specifically supporting the Kirkland and Fairdale, IL, communities. The Kirkland-Fairdale Community Endowment Fund […]
October 3, 2022

$195,000 Awarded in Scholarships to Students Across DeKalb County

This year, 132 students received over $195,000 in scholarships from Funds at the DeKalb County Community Foundation. Scholarship awards ranged from $250 to $10,000 for DeKalb County […]
September 26, 2022

Spinoso Masters Scholarship Awards $30,000 to Local High School Graduates

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022 Spinoso Masters Scholarship recipients. Congratulations to Jacob Bjork, Elena Haliczer, Tyler Hull, and Diana Morales on receiving an […]
September 26, 2022

Pritchard Fund Cultivates Passion for Horticulture, Benefits Kishwaukee College Students

The DeKalb County Community Foundation and Kishwaukee College Foundation are pleased to announce the Earl and Jeanne Pritchard Fund. This new Designated Fund honors the life […]