News & Announcements

January 4, 2021

Johns Fund Provides Annual Support to NIU Art Museum

The DeKalb County Community Foundation and the NIU Art Museum are thrilled to announce the Friends of NIU Art Museum Endowment Fund. This new Designated Fund […]
December 17, 2020

Kindergarten Readiness – Working Together – Story 5 of 5

Working Together for the Children of DeKalb County (Story #5 of 5) – Kindergarten Readiness Series “What is our responsibility to help prepare our children for […]
December 16, 2020

Kindergarten Readiness – Back to the Basics – Story 4 of 5

Back to the Basics (Story #4 of 5) – Kindergarten Readiness Series There are few societal issues as large as education. It is grappled with in […]
December 11, 2020

Kindergarten Readiness – The Right Tools – Story 3 of 5

The Right Tools (Story #3 of 5) – Kindergarten Readiness Series As with any home improvement project, once you have detailed instructions and the right material, […]
December 9, 2020

Kindergarten Readiness – Where to Begin – Story 2 of 5

Where to Begin (Story #2 of 5) – Kindergarten Readiness Series For any project to be successful, it is imperative to know where to begin by […]
December 9, 2020

Local Efforts Work to Move the Needle on Kindergarten Readiness – Story 1 of 5

History and Context (Story #1 of 5) – Kindergarten Readiness Series For more than twenty-five years, the DeKalb County Community Foundation has strived to enhance the […]
December 8, 2020

$66,245 Awarded in DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Grants

The DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Fund advisory committee is pleased to announce that a total of $66,245 has been awarded to date to 19 organizations in […]
December 7, 2020

$125,617 Awarded to Local Organizations in Fall Community Needs Grants

Through generous donor support, the DeKalb County Community Foundation is excited to announce the distribution of $125,617 in Community Needs Grants this fall. The grants provide […]
December 4, 2020

Grant Seekers Workshop Announced for January 2021

Nonprofit organizations and eligible public sector direct service organizations interested in applying for a grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation are invited to a free […]