News & Announcements

January 9, 2019

Thank You Charles (Charlie) McCormick!

Please join us as we say THANK YOU to Charlie McCormick for his time and service on the DeKalb County Community Foundation Board of Directors. Charlie served […]
January 8, 2019

$3,309 in Promise Grants Benefit Local Organizations

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to award $3,309 in Promise Grants to benefit five local organizations for a variety of programs and projects. Promise Grants provide […]
January 2, 2019

YEP Alumni Update With Karsten Larson

YEP Alumni – Where are they now? Meet Karsten Larson, former Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) Chair and a 2011 graduate of Sycamore High School. Serving […]
December 17, 2018

Lil’ Sam Joy Fund Continues Legacy of Kindness and Access

Introducing the Lil’ Sam Joy Fund, created in memory of Samuel P. Baker II, better known as Lil’ Sam. Lil’ Sam was diagnosed early in life […]
December 4, 2018

Retirement Open House – Anita Zurbrugg

Please join us as we celebrate Anita Zurbrugg, Community Foundation Program Director, for her years of service to the Foundation and wish her well in the next […]
December 4, 2018

Youth Impact Grants Available for DeKalb County

Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) is accepting applications for 2019 YEP Grants. Nonprofit and community organizations located in or serving DeKalb County are encouraged to apply. […]
November 27, 2018

Grants Bring Harmony to Music Education

This fall, $73,300 was awarded in Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants to support music education. Recipients include 24 nonprofits and community organizations across the Midwest, […]
November 14, 2018

Fall Community Needs Grants Award $198,307 to Local Organizations

Through generous donor support, the DeKalb County Community Foundation is excited to announce the distribution of $198,307 in Community Needs Grants this fall. These grants impact […]
October 30, 2018

YEP Alumni Update With Robert and Michael Mitchell

YEP Alumni – Where are they now? Meet Robert and Michael Mitchell, former Youth Engaged in Philanthropy members and graduates of DeKalb High School. So where […]