News & Announcements

March 25, 2021

Wrennhouse Fund Expresses Love and Provides Opportunity

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is happy to announce the Wrennhouse Fund. This new Donor Advised Fund provides donors Kent and Kris Wrenn a charitable way […]
March 22, 2021

Community Foundation Elects New Board Leadership

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to announce new leadership roles for its Board of Directors. New leadership is elected annually for the president, vice […]
March 18, 2021

Free Virtual Workshop on Charitable Giving Offered In April

For many, charitable giving is a way of life. One question is how much to give throughout your lifetime and what to leave as charitable gifts […]
March 18, 2021

NIU and DCNP Collaborate on Third Nonprofit Study for DeKalb County

DeKalb County has a robust nonprofit sector employing seven percent of the total workforce. Yet, COVID-19 has had a noticeable financial impact with nearly 82 percent […]
March 9, 2021

Welcome Manny Peña!

Please join us as we welcome Manny Peña, Sycamore representative, to the DeKalb County Community Foundation Board of Directors. Manny was raised in Chicago and married […]
February 25, 2021

Nursing Student Fund Provides Scholarships for Kishwaukee College

The DeKalb County Community Foundation and Kishwaukee College Foundation are pleased to announce the Terry S. Jones and Nancy J. Eyer Kishwaukee College Nursing Student Fund. […]
February 25, 2021

$3,570 in Promise Grants Awarded to Benefit Local Organizations

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to award $3,570 in Promise Grants to benefit seven local organizations for a variety of programs and projects. 2020 Promise Grants […]
February 18, 2021

Loving Kindness Fund Honors O’Shaughnessy Vision of the Community

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is honored to introduce the Tim and Bev O’Shaughnessy Loving Kindness Fund. The purpose of this Designated Fund is to support […]
February 17, 2021

Foundation Announces New Application Process With 75+ Scholarships Available

Eligible high school students are encouraged to apply for scholarships at the DeKalb County Community Foundation. Through donor generosity, over 75 scholarship awards exist. New this […]