News & Announcements

July 6, 2017

Fund Supports Youth Education at First Lutheran Church of DeKalb

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to announce a new agency fund, the Endowment Fund in Honor of Edna L. Nelson & Kenneth A. Johnson. […]
July 1, 2017

Representing Philanthropy and Community Service

Ronald Klein grew up on the family farm in Hinckley, IL. As with any child, Ron had big dreams. He dreamed of attending the University of […]
June 29, 2017

2017 DeKalb County Watershed Bus Tour

The third DeKalb County Watershed Bus Tour took place on Saturday, June 17, 2017. About 25 attendees joined us to learn more about watersheds in DeKalb County. […]
June 21, 2017

Harold P. Wells Scholarship – 2017 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2017 Harold P. Wells Scholarship recipients, Logan Freeman and Morgan Karolus. Both students received recognition during the annual DeKalb High School Senior Awards Night held […]
June 14, 2017

Palmer Family Music Education Scholarship Awarded

Congratulations to Destinee Feliciano of DeKalb, recipient of the 2017 Palmer Family Music Education Scholarship award. During the June 13 DeKalb Municipal Band concert at Hopkins […]
June 9, 2017

Know Your Watershed Bus Tour

Do you know where the Kishwaukee River begins or where the highest point is in DeKalb County? DeKalb County residents who participate in the upcoming Know […]
June 7, 2017

Twelve Students Selected for CHS Elburn Scholarships

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that 12 high school students have been selected to receive a CHS Elburn Scholarship. Each student receives […]
June 6, 2017

Grants Provide Boost for Countywide Planning and Projects

Economic development planning for the Village of Shabbona is set to begin soon thanks to a $20,000 grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation. This grant, […]
June 6, 2017

$148,928 Awarded in Local Scholarships

Did you know? There are more than 65 charitable funds at the Community Foundation awarding scholarships for continuing education. This year alone, over 90 scholarship awards […]