News & Announcements

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 […]
June 2, 2017

Upcoming Watershed Bus Tour!

Join Community Foundation Program Director Anita Zurbrugg and many others as we explore the watersheds in DeKalb County. Bus tour includes stops, tours, and information of […]
June 1, 2017

$466,878 Raised During Give DeKalb County 2017

Handing out $466,878 in donations is not something that happens very often, but that is exactly what occurred at the DeKalb County Community Foundation on May […]
May 24, 2017

Joining Fabrication Skills with Employability

Over the last few years, the Welding  Technology program at Kishwaukee College has grown significantly to meet employer demand for welders and fabricators. One of the […]
May 9, 2017

Youth Serving Programs and Projects Receive $11,588 in Grants

Each year, the month of May brings about  YEP Grants Reception, an event that generates excitement and closure to the Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) program. […]
May 9, 2017

Local Nonprofits and Community Organizations Receive $150,000 in Support

Thanks to donor generosity and the power of endowment, the DeKalb County Community Foundation is able to award $150,000 in Community Needs Grants this spring. This […]
May 9, 2017

Thank You J. Scott Chilton, CPA!

J. Scott Chilton, CPA, has been the accountant for the DeKalb County Community Foundation for the past 23 years. His remarkable attention to detail and exceptional […]
May 3, 2017

Excitement Builds for Give DeKalb County

Donors from DeKalb County and around the world can give back during Give DeKalb County on May 4, 2017. This is the fourth consecutive year that […]