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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Fund was created in collaboration with various local funding partners to expedite charitable resources to nonprofit and public sector organizations who are responding to COVID-19 related needs throughout DeKalb County. Resources are granted where they are needed most, with an initial focus on the basic needs of those most significantly impacted by this crisis. Learn more about the DeKalb County COVID-19 Response 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 about the DeKalb County Disaster Recovery Fund >
This Fund connects grants and supporting membership with the mission and services of the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership. Learn more about the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership >
As a collaboration of the DeKalb County Community Foundation and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, the Gift of Grain Pass Through Fund is a depository for charitable giving from farmers and landowners. Donating a gift of grain is a simple way to make a lasting difference. The value of the grain can be used to support charitable causes in the community, support a specific nonprofit organization, or start an endowed Fund in the name of the donor. Learn more about the Gift of Grain Pass Through Fund >
Created in 2019, the purpose of this Fund is to restore and support DeKalb High School’s long standing, award winning, student-produced literary magazine New Pennies. Learn more about the Joe LoCascio and Mary Penson New Pennies Project Fund >
Created through the generosity of John and Vivian Spinoso, this Fund provides scholarship support for up to $10,000 to deserving students to cover tuition costs of post-undergraduate or master’s studies. Eligible applicants must have graduated from a DeKalb County high school but do not need to currently live in DeKalb County, IL. Learn more about the Spinoso Masters Scholarship Fund >
This Fund provides a depository for contributions to support the recognition of Veterans with trees and other memorials that would increase the awareness of their service, dedication, and ideals. Learn more about the Sycamore Grove - A Tribute to Veterans Fund >
This Fund was created to collect private contributions in support of the various community projects associated with the Sycamore Park District’s Vision 20/20 Plan. Learn more about the Sycamore Park District Action 20/20 Fund >
This Fund supports direct program costs and activities of the Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) program. This Fund does not provide resources for YEP's grantmaking; rather, for operational support. YEP is free and open to all high school students in DeKalb County, IL. Through monthly meetings and volunteer outreach events, YEP builds leadership, communication, social, and analytical skills. Members are familiarized with nonprofits, build an understanding of philanthropy, and are introduced to grantmaking. Learn more about YEP >
Completed Pass Through Funds
Pass Through Funds that have fulfilled their intent and purpose.
A Fund created to collect contributions for the renovation of the historic Train Depot near downtown Sycamore.