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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >