News & Announcements

June 2, 2021

$90,930 Awarded in Spring Community Needs Grants

This spring, 17 local nonprofit and community organizations received a total of $90,930 in support for a variety of programs and projects aimed at serving the […]
June 2, 2021

YEP Alum Update With Tyler Hull

Meet Tyler Hull, former Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) member and a 2018 graduate of Sycamore High School. During his three years in YEP, Tyler had […]
May 27, 2021

1,130 Kindergarten Readiness Toolkits Awarded to DeKalb County Schools

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to announce another round of Kindergarten Readiness Toolkits for children and families in DeKalb County. Through the Kindergarten Readiness […]
May 25, 2021

Over $1.5 Million Raised During Give DeKalb County 2021

Donors throughout DeKalb County and beyond contributed to the largest-ever Give DeKalb County by donating more than $1.5 million in support of nonprofit organizations. This philanthropic […]
May 19, 2021

Experiencing Joy Through Generosity – The Oncken Family Fund

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is thrilled to announce the Oncken Family Fund. This new Donor Advised Fund will align with the charitable interests of the […]
May 10, 2021

$13,591 Awarded in Youth Impact Grants for DeKalb County

Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) is pleased to announce their distribution of $13,591 in youth impact grants. Grants were awarded to ten community organizations for a […]
May 7, 2021

Ellwood House Internship Fund Promotes Racial Diversity and Opportunity

The DeKalb County Community Foundation and the Ellwood House Museum are excited to announce the Ellwood House Racial Diversity Internship Fund. This new endowed Designated Fund […]
April 27, 2021

Master’s Degree, Adult Education, and Physical Therapy Scholarships Available at the Community Foundation

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is currently accepting online applications for the Renaissance Scholarship, Spinoso Masters Scholarship, and the Ed & Kim Kapper Physical Therapy Scholarship. […]
April 14, 2021

$130,563 in DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Grants Awarded

The DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Fund advisory committee is pleased to announce that a total of $130,563 was awarded to 20 local charitable organizations during the […]