News & Announcements

November 8, 2021

New Funds Help Seniors Enhance Their Quality of Life in a Safe Environment

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is excited to announce the creation of two separate Agency Funds that will benefit Barb City Manor Retirement Home in DeKalb IL, and support the […]
October 22, 2021

Community Foundation Expands, Career Opportunities Available

At the DeKalb County Community Foundation, we are a small team of professionals who love our community and love what we do. Who we are and […]
October 13, 2021

Promise Grant – Subvención de Promesa Program Opens for Applications, Empowers the Underserved

Eligible charitable community organizations in DeKalb County, IL, are encouraged to apply for a Promise Grant – Subvención de Promesa. The deadline to apply for funding […]
October 12, 2021

Community Foundation Welcomes Kay Riley as New Finance Director

Please join us in welcoming our new finance director, Kay Riley, to the DeKalb County Community Foundation staff. As a certified public accountant, Kay brings over […]
October 11, 2021

New Fund Prioritizes Religious Education for St. James Students

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the St. James Religious Education Fund. Donors Ken and Kathleen Spears created this Designated Fund to provide […]
October 1, 2021

Applications Open for Kindergarten Readiness Toolkits Grants

Applications are open for another round of Kindergarten Readiness Toolkit Grants. Schools and school districts in DeKalb County, Illinois, are highly encouraged to apply. The applicant […]
September 9, 2021

Final Round of DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Grants Awarded

The DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Fund advisory committee (DCCRF) is pleased to announce their fifth and final round of grantmaking results. Earlier this month, the committee awarded […]
September 7, 2021

Teaching Valuable Life Lessons – The Templin Family Fund

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is thrilled to announce the Templin Family Fund. This Donor Advised Fund enables the Templin family to support organizations and important issues that align […]
September 3, 2021

Spinoso Masters Scholarship Awards $30,000 to Local High School Graduates

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 Spinoso Masters Scholarship recipients. This year, $30,000 is divided among four individuals pursuing master’s or doctoral level education. […]