News & Announcements

August 11, 2021

Drake Castle Fund Continues Family Philanthropy in DeKalb County

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is happy to announce the Drake Castle Charitable Fund. This new Donor Advised Fund will align with the charitable interests of David […]
July 15, 2021

Educators in DeKalb County Recognized for Excellence Awards

On Wednesday, July 14, the DeKalb County Community Foundation and DeKalb County Regional Office of Education recognized local educators and support staff during the annual Excellence in Education Awards […]
July 12, 2021

Students With Disabilities Find Success In Project SEARCH

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 […]
July 9, 2021

A Regional Approach to Wastewater Treatment

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 […]
July 9, 2021

Applications Open for Fall 2021 Community Foundation Grants

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is currently accepting funding requests for Community Needs Grants and Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants. Nonprofit and eligible public sector […]
June 30, 2021

$115,010 Awarded in Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants to Support Music Education

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is happy to announce that $115,010 was recently awarded in spring Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants. Funding benefited 21 nonprofits […]
June 10, 2021

Thank You Betsy Hull!

Please join us in thanking Betsy Hull, Finance Director, for her nearly five years of service with the Community Foundation. Betsy has accepted another position and […]
June 10, 2021

Career Opportunity – Finance Director

The deadline to apply for the Finance Director position has passed. We are no longer accepting applications.  Since 1993 the DeKalb County Community Foundation has successfully […]
June 9, 2021

Applications Open for Final Round of DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Grants

Applications are open for a fifth and final round of grants from the DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Fund. All remaining funds will be dispersed during this […]