News & Announcements

January 1, 2022

Applications Open for Spring 2022 Community Foundation Grants

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for spring 2022 Community Needs Grants, Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants, and Youth Engaged in Philanthropy […]
December 10, 2021

Nanzer Memorial Fund Aids Earlville Students

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is honored to announce the Adam Joseph Nanzer Memorial Fund. The purpose of this Fund is to create a scholarship that […]
December 6, 2021

Preserving the History of Kirkland Through Charitable Giving

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is happy to announce the Kirkland Historical Society Fund. The purpose of this Agency Fund is to create mechanisms for accepting donations to […]
December 3, 2021

$98,200 Awarded in Support of Music Education

The DeKalb County Community Foundation recently awarded $98,200 in Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants. These grants will provide funding for music education to 21 nonprofit organizations […]
December 2, 2021

Life Lessons From Teen Conversations

Together, with the support of our donors, the DeKalb County Community Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in DeKalb County, IL. Grants from […]
December 1, 2021

Grants Available to Benefit Youth in DeKalb County

Nonprofit organizations and eligible community organizations are invited to apply for a YEP Grant, up to $2,500, for programs and projects that impact youth in DeKalb […]
November 30, 2021

$150,378 Awarded in Fall Community Needs Grants

From new playground equipment to legal education, local projects aimed at addressing needs from within the community were funded through the DeKalb County Community Foundation’s Community […]
November 18, 2021

Responding Locally to COVID-19

Together, with the support of our donors, the DeKalb County Community Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in DeKalb County, IL. Grants from […]
November 9, 2021

A Season of Thanks and Giving

A Season of Thanks and Giving ~ Contributed by Matthew L. Brown, Brown Law Group, LLC; Member, DeKalb County Estate Planning Advisory Committee (EPAC) Each year, […]