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News & Announcements

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 25, 2017
Sycamore Engine II display text

Sycamore Train Replica Reaches its Last Stop

After spending a year on display at the Sycamore History Museum, the Sycamore Engine II wood replica is permanently home. The Sycamore Engine II, a 4-4-0 […]
January 25, 2017

Honoring Martin “Marty” Hampa

In 1966, Martin “Marty” Hampa retired after completing 40 years in the railroad industry. Marty came to work in the Sycamore Train Depot in 1958 overseeing […]
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 […]
January 11, 2017
Local Philanthropist Richard Ryan, Helping today...Shaping tomorrow.

Fueling Community with Purpose

Pictured: Local philanthropist and friend of the Community Foundation, Richard Ryan of DeKalb. Meet Richard Ryan. Longtime DeKalb County resident and local philanthropist. Raised on a grain […]
December 15, 2016
YEP Grant 2016 - Mobile Pantry, Northern Illinois Food Bank

YEP Grants Available for Youth Impact

Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) is now accepting applications for the 2017 grant season. YEP Grants exist to improve the quality of life for youth in […]
December 14, 2016
DeKalb County Community Foundation

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 14, 2016
2016 YEP Grants website Header

Empowering & Caring for Youth

As we enter a new Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) Grant application season, we’re excited to share a few “grant in action” examples from 2016. This past […]
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 […]