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Agency Funds

Agency Funds (Organizational Endowment Funds) are created by nonprofit and public organizations to provide stable income to support their work. The DeKalb County Community Foundation handles all administrative and investment responsibilities, freeing the organization to pursue its charitable mission.

To discuss your charitable interests or to give back to the community by establishing a Fund of your own, please contact Executive Director Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or dan@dekalbccf.org.

Adam Joseph Nanzer Memorial Fund

This Fund was created by Kit William Nanzer in memory of his nephew Adam Joseph Nanzer. Grants from this Fund support the cost of fees, equipment, supplies, and/or scholarship support for Earlville CUSD #9 students attending Indian Valley Vocational Center (IVCC) in Sandwich, IL.

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Altrusa - Daily Chronicle Literacy Fund

This Fund was created in 2000 to support the Altrusa Club’s literacy projects in the community. The Altrusa Club of DeKalb-Sycamore has long been a champion of many causes, including literacy, which is also high on the corporate-giving agenda of the Daily Chronicle (Shaw Media). Proceeds from the DeKalb County Spelling Bee serve to fund this endowment, as well as the Newspapers in Education program at the Daily Chronicle.

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Barb City Manor Fund

The purpose of this Fund is to provide unrestricted support to Barb City Manor in DeKalb, IL, in fulfillment of their mission to serve low-to-moderate income seniors in safety and comfort.

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Barb City Manor Endowment Fund

The purpose of this Fund is to provide unrestricted support to Barb City Manor in DeKalb, IL, in fulfillment of their mission to serve low-to-moderate income seniors in safety and comfort.

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Bernice Kendall Memorial Fund

The Bernice Kendall Memorial Fund provides resources to the Sycamore Education Foundation to support women’s athletics at the Sycamore High School in memory of Bernice Kendall.

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Beulah & Roberta Hackett SEF Endowment Fund

Established in 2013, this Fund provides support for equipment needs at Sycamore schools, as determined by the Sycamore Education Foundation (SEF).

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Beulah & Roberta Hackett VAC Endowment Fund

This Fund supports the Voluntary Action Center (VAC) by providing ongoing support for their transportation services and Meals on Wheels programs.

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DEF Wirtz Foundation Fund

This Fund was developed by the DeKalb Education Foundation to increase the quality of public education in the DeKalb School District by encouraging innovative achievement.

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DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc. Endowment Fund

This Fund was created in 2011 to provide unrestricted operating support to the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association (DAAHA) in support of its mission and services.

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DeKalb Barb Boosters Endowment Fund

The purpose of this Fund is to support the work and activities of the DeKalb Barb Boosters organization.

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DeKalb County Animal Welfare League Fund

This Fund provides unrestricted supplemental operating support to the DeKalb County Animal Welfare League, Inc. (DBA Barn on Baseline).

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DeKalb County Forest Preserve Conservation and Environmental Education Endowment Fund

Since 1996, this Fund provides support for conservation and environmental education purposes of the DeKalb County Forest Preserve District as determined by the District Superintendent and the DeKalb County Forest Preserve District Commissioners.

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DeKalb County Nursing Home Foundation Endowment Fund

Started in 2010, this Fund supports the charitable, scientific, or educational purposes of the DeKalb County Nursing Home Foundation.

Donate to the DeKalb County Nursing Home Foundation Endowment Fund >
DeKalb Education Foundation Endowment Fund

This Fund was established in 1995 to benefit the DeKalb School District and provide support for the charitable purposes of the DeKalb Education Foundation Board.

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DeKalb First United Methodist Church Fund

This Fund provides annual support for the activities of First United Methodist Church of DeKalb (FUMC).

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DeKalb Park District Fund

Started in 2010, this Fund provides unrestricted supplemental operating support to the DeKalb Park District.

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DeKalb Public Library Endowment Fund

Created in 2005, this Fund provides support to the DeKalb Public Library facility to carry out its role and mission.

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Egyptian Theatre Endowment Fund

This endowed Fund provides annual unrestricted support to the Preservation of the Egyptian Theatre (P.E.T.) in fulfillment of its mission.

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Egyptian Theatre Fund

This non-endowed Fund is for use by the Preservation of the Egyptian Theatre (P.E.T.) in fulfillment of its mission.

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Elder Care Services Endowment Fund

This endowed Fund provides annual unrestricted support to Elder Care Services in fulfillment of their mission.

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Elder Care Services Fund

This non-endowed Fund provides unrestricted support to Elder Care Services in fulfillment of their mission.

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Endowment Fund in Honor of Edna L. Nelson & Kenneth A. Johnson

Created in memory of Edna L. Nelson and Kenneth A. Johnson, this Fund provides supplemental financial support to the First Lutheran Church of DeKalb in support of purchasing Bibles for children, expenses associated with Vacation Bible School, and/or other Christian education programming for children and youth in the congregation. Learn more about the Endowment Fund in Honor of Edna L. Nelson & Kenneth A. Johnson >

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Gurler Heritage Association Endowment Fund

This Fund provides unrestricted operating support to the Gurler Heritage Association to carry out its mission.

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Kirkland Historical Society Fund

This Fund provides support to the Kirkland Historical Society in DeKalb County, Il, in fulfillment of their mission.

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Kirkland Historical Society Endowment Fund

Created in 2021, the purpose of this endowed Fund is to provide unrestricted support to the Kirkland Historical Society in DeKalb County, Il, in fulfillment of their mission.

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Kishwaukee Family YMCA Endowment Fund

Started in 2002, this Fund provides support to the Kishwaukee Family YMCA in order to carry out its role and mission.

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Marian Elliott SEF Sycamore High School Fund

The Marian Elliott SEF Sycamore High School Fund provides financial support solely and exclusively for projects that enhance student learning experiences at Sycamore High School.

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M. Joan Popp Women's Empowerment Fund for DWC

Created through an estate gift from Joan Popp upon her passing in September 2017, this Fund provides support to the DeKalb Area Women’s Center (DAWC) and its mission. Learn more about the M. Joan Popp Women's Empowerment Fund for DAWC >

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North Grove School Preservation Fund in Memory of Kenneth Marsh

Set up in remembrance of Kenneth Marsh, this Fund provides on-going maintenance and preservation of the historic North Grove School building and property.

Donate to the North Grove School Preservation Fund in Memory of Kenneth Marsh >
Open Door Founder's Fund

Established in 1997, this Fund provides support to Open Door Rehabilitation Center to support their mission and programs in the community.

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Opportunity House Endowment Fund

This Fund was created in 2001 to provide unrestricted supplemental operating support to Opportunity House.

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RAMP Endowment Fund

This Fund provides unrestricted supplemental operating support to RAMP in order to benefit people with disabilities in DeKalb County.

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Sandwich Fair Association Endowment Fund

Created in 2004, the Sandwich Fair Association Endowment Fund exists in perpetuity to support the mission and operating needs of the Sandwich Fair Association.

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Sandwich Fair Association Fund

Established in 2017, this Fund provides a way for people and organizations to give back in support of the Sandwich fairgrounds. Donations received support the mission of the Sandwich Fair Association. Learn more about the Sandwich Fair Association Fund >

Donate to the Sandwich Fair Association Fund >
Soil & Water Conservation Fund

This Fund provides unrestricted financial support to the DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District in support of their mission to responsibly conserve healthy soil and clean water for all generations. Learn more about the Soil & Water Conservation Fund >

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Somonauk Education Foundation Endowment Fund

Started in 2005, this Fund supports the Somonauk Education Foundation in carrying out its role and mission.

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Stage Coach Players Fund

This Fund provides ongoing support to the Stage Coach Players as they carry out their role and mission.

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Sycamore Education Foundation Endowment Fund

Established in 1997, this Fund supports the purposes of the Sycamore Education Foundation (SEF).

Donate to the Sycamore Education Foundation Endowment Fund >
Sycamore History Fund

This Fund was created to provide unrestricted supplemental operating support related to events, programs, exhibits, etc. specific to Sycamore’s history as determined by the DeKalb County History Center.

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Sycamore Lions Charities Jack Shrout Fund

Created in memory of longtime member Jack Shrout, this Fund provides support to the Sycamore Lions Charities to fulfill their mission. Learn more about the Sycamore Lions Charities Jack Shrout Fund >

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Sycamore Park District Endowment Fund

The primary purpose of this Fund is to provide unrestricted supplemental operating support to the Sycamore Park District.

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Sycamore Sports Boosters Endowment Fund

Created in 2004, this Fund supports the ongoing activities of the Sycamore Sports Boosters organization.

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Tails Humane Society Fund

Created through an estate gift in 2017, this Fund provides unrestricted financial support to Tails Humane Society in fulfillment of their mission. Learn more about the Tails Humane Society Fund >

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Fundholders have 24/7 access to their Fund through the Fund Portal. The portal provides you the ability to interact with your Fund via a secure, password protected website.

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