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Pass Through Funds

Pass Through funds work to support projects with the principal of the fund eventually used up for the purpose intended.

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.

Citizens for Inclusive Playgrounds Fund
Created to provide a depository for contributions made in support of the building and on-going maintenance of inclusive playgrounds within DeKalb County. Make a donation to the Citizens for Inclusive Playgrounds Fund.
DCNP Giving Day Fund
Created to meet the charitable needs of the community by facilitating contributions from various donors as part of ‘Giving Day’ events as sponsored/supported by the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership and/or the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
DeKalb County Civil War Monument Fund
Provides a depository for public contributions to support the renovation and upkeep of the DeKalb County Civil War Monument.
DeKalb County Community Development Fund
Established by the DeKalb County Community Foundation Board, this fund will allow a variety of donors to support time-limited community development projects throughout DeKalb County.
DeKalb County Disaster Recovery Fund
In response to the tornado that struck Fairdale and surrounding communities in DeKalb County, IL on April 9, 2015, this fund distributes as recommended to the DeKalb County Long Term Recovery Corporation (DCLTRC). Learn more.
DeKalb County Estate Planning Council Fund
Provides educational opportunities for estate planning professionals in DeKalb County.
DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership Pass Through Fund
To connect grants and supporting membership contributions with the mission and services of the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership.
DeKalb Rotary Club Charitable Impact Fund
Provide a depository for pubic contributions to support charitable projects that are of interest to the DeKalb Rotary Club.
Farm Bureau for University Extension DeKalb County Unit Pass Through Fund
This fund, started in 2002, enables the Farm Bureau to provide annual assistance to the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service.
Friends of the Cortland Library Fund
Established in 2008, a fund that will provide a depository into which contributions from the general public are made to conduct a campaign that will fund the construction of a new Cortland Library.
Friends of the Sandwich Fair Fund
This fund will enable the Sandwich Fair Association to accept public contributions to assist in its expansion of charitable activities at the fairgrounds. This fund was established in 2005.
IHSA Football Championship - Destination DeKalb Fund
To allow donors to support the bi-annual IHSA Football Championship as they are hosted by NIU in DeKalb.
Peter L. Johnson Tribute Fund
Pete Johnson, a name synonymous with education in Sycamore, has influenced thousand of young people through his teaching and coaching. This fund started 2009 by a group of past students and athletes,honors Pete for his dedication and contributions by collecting funds to erect a statue at Sycamore High School and potentially support scholarships for Sycamore graduates.
Kiwanis Club of DeKalb Impact Fund
Supports charitable projects of Kiwanis International Foundation and other organizations as deemed appropriate.
Spinoso Masters Scholarship Fund
To contribute to the educational expenses of students who have graduated from a DeKalb County, IL high school and are pursuing graduate studies at an accredited college/university. Learn more.
Sycamore Fire Preservation Company Fund
When the City of Sycamore had the chance to purchase a 1923 Stutz pumper, during 2001, originally used in the city, a fund was started to accept gifts from the public. Very successful, the funds necessary were raised. The fund continues to accept donations as the pumper is being restored.
Sycamore Park District Action 20/20 Fund
To collect private contributions in support of the various community projects associated with the Sycamore Park District’s Vision 20/20 Plan.
Sycamore Rotary Club Charitable Impact Fund
Provide a depository for pubic contributions to support charitable projects that are of interest to the Sycamore Rotary Club.
Sycamore Train Depot Pass Through Fund
For contributions to be used in the renovation of the historic Train Depot near downtown Sycamore.
Wally Thurow Tribute Fund
This Fund was established in 2012 by the Wally Thurow Tribute Committee to collect public contributions to create and maintain a memorial tribute in honor of Wally Thurow, who created the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival.

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Completed Pass Through Funds

Pass Through Funds that have fulfilled their intent and purpose.

Axletree Fund
To support charitable community based projects that are consistent with the mission and services of Axletree.
A Campus Journey Fund
This was started to assist in the campaign for this fund-raising effort, to secure support for NIU and area participation in the 2002 Appalachian Trail Walk.
Cortland Community Pass Through Fund
Established in 2006 by the Town Board, this fund facilitates public contributions for various Cortland civic projects, primarily the town's fall festival and parade.
Curran Community Foundation Challenge
As a founding board member, Bill Curran has a special empathy for how important administrative dollars are to the day-to-day operation of the Community Foundation, and following the Board's decision in 2006 to begin as administrative Endowment Fund, Bill and his wife Pat offered a special challenge. This $50,000 program made dollar-for dollar matches to all new contributions to the Administrative Endowment, and was fully-paid out by mid-2007.
DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association Pass Through Fund
After years of envisioning an organization that would recognize, honor, and teach about the rich history and influence of agriculture in the DeKalb Area, this newly established organization created this fund to collect contributions toward their start-up needs.
DeKalb County Adult Vocal Scholarship Fund
This "Just Make It Happen" fund will be used to channel contributions and concert receipts towards assisting local vocalists in furthering their voice educations. This fund was established in 2006.
DeKalb County Courthouse Centennial Celebration Fund
This fund was started to provide a depository from which public contributions were made to help with the 2004 public celebration of the 100th anniversary of the DeKalb County Courthouse.
DeKalb County Forest Preserve Land Acquisition
Provide support for the acquisition and preservation of the DeKalb County Forest Preserve District’s natural resources.
DeKalb County Jazz Education Fund
This "Just Make It Happen" fund will be used to channel contributions and concert receipts towards jazz education programs in county schools. This fund was established in 2006.
DeKalb County Katrina Response Fund
Following the disastrous hurricane, DeKalb County responded in many ways. Established in 2005 this fund helped with several efforts, including assisting NIU's Campus Crusade students traveling to several Gulf Coast sites ...establishing health care consortiums coordinated through the American Refugee Committee in Louisiana... and assisting local evacuees with housing and other expenses, in partnership with the Kishwaukee United Way.
DeKalb County Keys Response Fund
Established in early 2008 by a new organization geared to Keep Encouraging Youth To Succeed (KEYS). The catalyst for this endowment was a survey of DeKalb and Sycamore middle school students following a grant to DeKalb Chamber of Commerce's 2007 Leadership Academy.
DeKalb County Open Space Fund
Established by "Neighbors for Open Space, Clean Air and Water," a citizens group supporting the county's Forest Preserve District to position itself to expand future land holdings, this fund was depleted following completion of the tax referendum held in early 2006.
DeKalb County School Arts Series Fund
This "Just Make It Happen" fund is established to accept contributions and event receipts to assist in expanding arts and cultural programs in county schools. This fund was established in 2006.
DeKalb County School Concert Band Fund
This "Just Make It Happen" fund will be used to channel contributions and concert receipts towards school bands in the county. This fund was established in 2006.
Donations For Dee Pass Through Fund
This fund was started in 2007 by friends of long-time DeKalb Municipal Band Director Dee Palmer, who would like to create a public memorial to honor Dee's outstanding community service. The fund serves as a depository for public contributions enabling the committee to erect a statue or a bust in Hopkins Park, or to create an endowment fund - the final disposition of funds contingent on the amount ultimately raised. It is hoped that the campaign will conclude sometime during early 2008.
Egyptian Theatre Operational Pass Through Fund
This is the first fund generated from Just Make It Happen's series of concerts to benefit local non-profit organizations. Proceeds from successful concerts will be matched, up to $1,000 per event, by the Community Foundation during the 2005-2006 season, to further bolster his community effort. This fund was established in 2006.
Elmwood Cemetery Gates Fund
Provide support for the restoration of gates at Elwood Cemetery, Sycamore, IL.
Howard and Mildred Eychaner Fund
Provide support for capital projects of charitable organizations within the City of DeKalb.
Christopher E. Hansen Memorial Scholarship Fund
Following the sudden death of this young DeKalb High School student in 2001, this non- endowed fund is able to provide a modest scholarship to provide ongoing support to a student in the RESTART program at DeKalb High School.
Huskies On Parade In 2008
In 2008 this very successful effort recently concluded with public display of over 50 Huskie Dogs, commemorating the community's bond with Northern Illinois University and helping to add to NIU's February 14 Scholarship Fund.
Innovators Fund
Provide recognition and encourage employees who exercise non-traditional thinking to solve problems in their respective companies and organizations.
Kirkland Community Bandshell Fund
This fund will enable the Kirkland Community to accept public contributions to assist in the construction of a band shell at the park. Working on the fund's inception are the Kirkland Lions Club, the Franklin Township Park District and the Kirkland Fire Department. This fund was established in 2005.
Kiwanis Club of Kishwaukee-DeKalb Charitable Impact Fund
To support charitable projects of Kiwanis International Foundation and other organizations as deemed appropriate.
Mr. Pumpkin Pass Through Fund
To fund the writing of a biography about Wally Thurow, the creator of the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival.
Northern Illinois Endodontics Health Care Scholarship Fund
Established by this dental organization in early 2001, this pass-through fund provides scholarship support for graduates of DeKalb and Sycamore High Schools.
St. John's Park Pass Through Fund
Established in 2005 by the Sycamore Park District and the Friends of St. John's following the fire which razed this local church, this fund will accept contributions to create a park setting on the former church site.
Sycamore Community Center Pass Through Fund
Established during 2007 by the Sycamore City Council, This fund supported the 150th anniversary celebration, facilitating public donations to assist in holding a host of community events.
Sycamore Enjoys Tennis Fund
To build tennis courts for the community of Sycamore.
Sycamore Sesquicentennial Fund
During 2008, this pass-through fund supported the 150th anniversary celebration, facilitating public donations to assist in holding a host of community events.

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