News & Announcements

February 2, 2021

$46,000 Awarded in DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Grants

The DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Fund advisory committee is pleased to announce that a total of $46,000 was recently awarded to seven organizations during the final […]
February 2, 2021

Eligible Nonprofits Encouraged to Register for Give DeKalb County

Nonprofit registration is now open for Give DeKalb County 2021. This annual fundraising event features multiple ways to support nonprofit organizations. Donors can give online from midnight to […]
January 20, 2021

Scholarship Honors Inspiring Agriculture Teacher from Sandwich

  The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the Ben C. Eade Scholarship Fund. The Fund will award two scholarships annually to graduating seniors […]
January 8, 2021

Applications Open for Spring 2021 Community Foundation Grants

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is currently accepting funding requests for Community Needs Grants, Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants, and YEP Grants. Nonprofit and eligible public […]
January 8, 2021

$149,300 Awarded in Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants to Support Music Education

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to report that $149,300 in fall Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants benefited a total of 31 nonprofit and […]
January 4, 2021

Johns Fund Provides Annual Support to NIU Art Museum

The DeKalb County Community Foundation and the NIU Art Museum are thrilled to announce the Friends of NIU Art Museum Endowment Fund. This new Designated Fund […]
December 17, 2020

Kindergarten Readiness – Working Together – Story 5 of 5

Working Together for the Children of DeKalb County (Story #5 of 5) – Kindergarten Readiness Series “What is our responsibility to help prepare our children for […]
December 16, 2020

Kindergarten Readiness – Back to the Basics – Story 4 of 5

Back to the Basics (Story #4 of 5) – Kindergarten Readiness Series There are few societal issues as large as education. It is grappled with in […]
December 11, 2020

Kindergarten Readiness – The Right Tools – Story 3 of 5

The Right Tools (Story #3 of 5) – Kindergarten Readiness Series As with any home improvement project, once you have detailed instructions and the right material, […]