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August 19, 2021
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Scholarship Fund

Indian Creek’s Bend and Splear Receive Inaugural Pritchard Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Logan Bend and Ava Splear, recipients of the inaugural Donald and Patricia Pritchard Scholarship. This annual award is made possible through the Donald and […]
August 16, 2021
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Scholarship Fund

Mumm Receives 2021 Renaissance Scholarship

Congratulations to Jeremy Mumm, recipient of the 2021 Renaissance Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship award will assist Jeremy as he pursues a degree in nursing from Kishwaukee […]
August 11, 2021
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Donor Advised Fund

Drake Castle Fund Continues Family Philanthropy in DeKalb County

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is happy to announce the Drake Castle Charitable Fund. This new Donor Advised Fund will align with the charitable interests of David […]
July 15, 2021
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Excellence in Education

Educators in DeKalb County Recognized for Excellence Awards

On Wednesday, July 14, the DeKalb County Community Foundation and DeKalb County Regional Office of Education recognized local educators and support staff during the annual Excellence in Education Awards […]
July 12, 2021
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Grants In Action

Students With Disabilities Find Success In Project SEARCH

Together, with the support of our donors, the DeKalb County Community Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in DeKalb County, IL. Grants from […]
July 9, 2021
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Grants In Action

A Regional Approach to Wastewater Treatment

Together, with the support of our donors, the DeKalb County Community Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in DeKalb County, IL. Grants from […]
July 9, 2021
Grant-Opportunities

Applications Open for Fall 2021 Community Foundation Grants

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is currently accepting funding requests for Community Needs Grants and Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants. Nonprofit and eligible public sector […]
June 30, 2021
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund, Field of Interest Fund

$115,010 Awarded in Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants to Support Music Education

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is happy to announce that $115,010 was recently awarded in spring Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants. Funding benefited 21 nonprofits […]
June 10, 2021
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Betsy Hull

Thank You Betsy Hull!

Please join us in thanking Betsy Hull, Finance Director, for her nearly five years of service with the Community Foundation. Betsy has accepted another position and […]