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Learn more about the DeKalb County Community Foundation through current and past publications, including our annual reports, community reports, and our e-newsletter "What Gives". With the information you'll find in each publication, we hope to inspire you about philanthropy in our community.

What Gives e-newsletter

Stay up to date with the DeKalb County Community Foundation through our monthly e-newsletter. From new fund announcements, breaking news and events, current grant opportunities, philanthropy in action and more.

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  • October 2021 - New Fund for St. James Parish, Welcome Kay Riley, Promise Grants, and More!
  • September 2021 - New Video Series for Students, $729,135 in COVID-19 Grants, $162,185 in Scholarships Awarded, and More!
  • September 2021_Spotlight - Thank You Tiffany McQueen Lewis!
  • August 2021 - Drake Castle Charitable Fund, Excellence in Education Awards, Nonprofit Day, #GrantsinAction, and More!
  • July 2021 - $115,010 in Music Grants Awarded, YEP Alumni Update, Grant Opportunities, and More!
  • June 2021_Spotlight - We're Searching For a New Finance Director
  • June 2021_Spotlight - Our 2020 Annual Report - Digital Edition
  • June 2021 - Oncken Family Fund, Career Opportunity, Over $1.5 Million Raised During Give DeKalb County, and More!
  • May 2021 - More than $1.5 Million Raised During Give DeKalb County, Fund Promotes Racial Diversity and Opportunity, and More!
  • April 2021 - $130,563 Awarded in COVID-19 Grants, New Funds Provide Opportunity, Welcome Michael Haines, and More!
  • March 2021 - New Loving Kindness Fund and Nursing Student Fund, Welcome Manny Peña, and More!
  • February 2021 - New Scholarship Fund for Sandwich, Thank You Beth Prestegaard, Current Grant Opportunities, and More!
  • January 2021 - New Fund For NIU Art Museum, $119,300 Awarded in Grants, Current Grant Opportunities, and More!


  • December 2020 - New Fund Impacts Education in Sandwich, $191,862 Awarded in Grants, Kindergarten Readiness, and More!
  • November 2020_Spotlight Edition - Responding to COVID-19 Tier 3 Mitigations for Illinois
  • November 2020 - 2020 Report to the Community (Seasons of Giving), Alum Updates, Grant Opportunities, and More!
  • October 2020 - COVID-19 Response Grants, Recognizing Local Educators, Empower and Educate, and More!
  • September 2020 - Masters Scholarship Recipients, Nominations for Educators, the 2020 Board of Directors, and More!
  • August 2020_Spotlight Edition - 2019 Annual Report
  • August 2020 - Internship Stories, COVID-19 Response, Grant Opportunities, and More!
  • July 2020 - Impact from COVID-19 Response Grants, Addressing Youth Issues in the Community, and More!
  • June 2020 - Over $1.2 Million Distributed to Local Organizations in Grants, Local Educators Recognized, and More!
  • May 2020 - Over $1 Million Raised for Local Nonprofits, 1,530 Kindergarten Readiness Toolkits Awarded, and More!
  • May 2020_Spotlight Edition - Give DeKalb County
  • April 2020 - Giving Options for Give DeKalb County, Welcome David Castle, COVID-19 Response Grants, and More!
  • April 2020_Spotlight Edition - DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Grants
  • March 2020_Spotlight Edition - Our Response to COVID-19
  • March 2020 - Curtis Family Fund, Thank You Kristina Garcia, Scholarship Opportunities, Welcome Brenda Jergens, and More!
  • February 2020 - Keleher Family Scholarship Fund, Thank You LaVerne Gyant, Scholarship & Grant Opportunities, and More!
  • January 2020 - New Pennies Fund, Thank You Kevin McArtor, $120,800 in Grants Awarded, Scholarship & Grant Opportunities, and More!

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