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December 17, 2018
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Lil’ Sam Joy Fund

Lil’ Sam Joy Fund Continues Legacy of Kindness and Access

Introducing the Lil’ Sam Joy Fund, created in memory of Samuel P. Baker II, better known as Lil’ Sam. Lil’ Sam was diagnosed early in life […]
December 4, 2018

Retirement Open House – Anita Zurbrugg

Please join us as we celebrate Anita Zurbrugg, Community Foundation Program Director, for her years of service to the Foundation and wish her well in the next […]
December 4, 2018
Youth Engaged in Philanthropy , YEP, DeKalb County Community Foundation

Youth Impact Grants Available for DeKalb County

Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) is accepting applications for 2019 YEP Grants. Nonprofit and community organizations located in or serving DeKalb County are encouraged to apply. […]
November 27, 2018
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants

Grants Bring Harmony to Music Education

This fall, $73,300 was awarded in Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants to support music education. Recipients include 24 nonprofits and community organizations across the Midwest, […]
November 14, 2018
DeKalb County Community Foundation

Fall Community Needs Grants Award $198,307 to Local Organizations

Through generous donor support, the DeKalb County Community Foundation is excited to announce the distribution of $198,307 in Community Needs Grants this fall. These grants impact […]
October 29, 2018
Stronger Together campaign logo, DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership, DeKalb County Community Foundation

Community Foundation Launches Campaign in Support of Nonprofits

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is unveiling a campaign to provide support for nonprofit organizations well into the future. The Stronger Together campaign’s goal is to […]
October 9, 2018
Promise Grant, DeKalb County Community Foundation

Grants Available for Nonprofits Who Serve the Underserved

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 (Beca […]
September 27, 2018
Luan and Greg Olson Scholarship Fund, DeKalb County Community Foundation

Sycamore Residents “Pay It Forward” with New Scholarship

Announcing the Luan and Greg Olson Scholarship Fund, a new scholarship at the DeKalb County Community Foundation. The scholarship will provide an annual award to a […]
September 26, 2018
YEP Alumni, DeKalb County Community Foundation

YEP Alumni Update With Kayla Doyle

YEP Alumni – Where are they now? Meet Kayla Doyle, former Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) Chair and a 2016 graduate of Sycamore High School. During […]