News & Announcements

March 17, 2022

Evans Memorial Scholarship to Aid Sycamore High School Senior

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is honored to announce the Evans Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is named in honor of Lowell Evans. It will be awarded annually to […]
March 17, 2022

Together, for DeKalb County – The Howard and Mildred Eychaner Fund

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the Howard and Mildred Eychaner Fund. The Fund was initially established in 2003 as a charitable remainder annuity […]
March 15, 2022

Welcome Shawn Blobaum!

Please join us as we welcome Shawn Blobaum, Waterman representative, to the DeKalb County Community Foundation Board of Directors. Shawn grew up in Polo, IL, and attended […]
March 11, 2022

Community Foundation Elects New Board Treasurer

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to announce new leadership for its treasurer position with the Board of Directors. During the January 2022 meeting, the […]
March 7, 2022

Virginia Larsen Nursing Scholarship Open for Applications

Full-time students who are residents of DeKalb County seeking a college-level nursing degree are encouraged to apply for the Virginia Larsen Nursing Scholarship. Interested applicants can […]
March 4, 2022

YEP Alum Update With Emma Keicher

Meet Emma Keicher (pictured right), Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) alum and a 2019 graduate of Sycamore High School. During her three years in the YEP […]
March 3, 2022

Hicks Family Scholarship Fund Supports Indian Creek Students

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the Hicks Family Scholarship Fund. The Fund is a tribute to the late James Hicks and honors […]
February 24, 2022

Haines Family Fund Encourages Community Philanthropy

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is thrilled to announce the Michael and Lana Haines Family Fund. This new Donor Advised Fund will align with the charitable interests of the […]
February 21, 2022

$10,000 in Promise Grants Awarded to Local Organizations

Projects supporting underserved populations in DeKalb County received a boost through funding from the Promise Grant – Subvencion de Promesa program offered by the DeKalb County […]