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Serving DeKalb County, IL Since 1993


Learn more about the DeKalb County Community Foundation through our current and past publications, including the Annual Report, Report to the Community, 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. Sign-up today!


  • December 2018 - Celebrating 25 Years VIDEO, Anita's Retirement Open House, $73,300 in Grants Awarded, and more!
  • December 2018_Spotlight Edition - Only A Few Weeks Left - Stronger Together Campaign Update
  • November 2018 - 2018 Report to the Community, Meet the Mitchell Brothers, Investing in Nonprofits, and more!
  • November 2018_Spotlight Edition - We are Stronger Together!
  • October 2018 - Sycamore Residents Pay it Forward, We're Hiring, Countdown to Final Celebration Grants, and more!
  • September 2018_Spotlight Edition - Zurbrugg Announces Retirement from Community Foundation
  • September 2018 - Welcome Marc Hooks, New Gift of Grain Option, New Fund for DeKalb Women's Center, and more!
  • August 2018 - New Fund Honors Jack Shrout, YEP Begins 10th Year, Current Grant Opportunities, 25th Anniversary Update, and more!
  • July 2018 - Sheldon & Betty Kesner Fund, $206,000+ in Grants Awarded, 25th Anniversary Update, We're Hiring, and more!
  • July 2018_Spotlight Edition - We're Hiring a Grants & Community Initiatives Manager
  • June 2018_Spotlight Edition - Annual Impact Report 2017
  • June 2018 - Curt and Karen Lang Fund, 25th Anniversary Activities, Welcome Christine Johnson, and more!
  • May 2018 - Farewell to Becky Zantout, The Light Show, Deborah and Colin Booth Fund, Welcome Karen Grush, and more!
  • April 2018 - 25th Anniversary Celebration Activities, New Board Member Joe Mitchell, Sycamore Depot Light Show, and more!
  • March 2018 - New Funds, Excellence in Education Awards, Thank You Donna Larson, Scholarship Opportunities, and more!
  • February 2018 - Come Join the Fun(d), Available Scholarship & Grant Opportunities, Thank you Alethia Hummel, and more!
  • January 2018 - Introducing the Turner Family Charitable Fund, Grant Opportunities, Meet Moriah Stice, and more!


  • December 2017_Spotlight Edition - Thank You for Another Great Year of Philanthropy
  • December 2017 - 25th Anniversary Celebration, Giving Ideas, Support for the Underserved Populations, Meet Andrew McComb, and more!
  • November 2017 - Jay & Lynn Montgomery Fund, Over $250,000 in Grants Awarded, Giving Options to Consider, and more!
  • October 2017 - Providing Access to Local Food Pantries, DCNP Internship Stories, TAILS Fund, and more!
  • September 2017 - Hurricane Resources & Funds, Welcome Danielle, YEP Orientation, and more!
  • August 2017 - Providing Assistance to Shabbona Lake, Fall Grants Available, High School Youth Event, and more!
  • July 2017 - Community Impact Story (Klein), Nonprofit Day of Learning, Bus Tour Recap and more!
  • June 2017 - Assisting Local Students with Employability, $148,928 in Scholarships Awarded, Upcoming Watershed Bus Tour, and more!
  • May 2017_Spotlight Edition - Annual Impact Report 2016
  • May 2017 - $161,588 in Grants Awarded to the Community, NEW Suter Family Scholarship Fund, Over $400,000 Raised for Nonprofits, Scholarship Opportunities Available and more!
  • May 2017_Spotlight Edition - Give DeKalb County is tomorrow, May 4!
  • April 2017 - Malta Community Fund, Excellence in Education, Estate Planning Discussion, Give DeKalb County, and more!
  • March 2017 - New Funds Impact DeKalb County, 3 Scholarship Opportunities, Why We Love the 90's, and more!
  • February 2017 - Bob & Pam Bowman Fund, Grace's Story, Grant Opportunities & Recipients, and more!
  • January 2017 - Fueling Community With Purpose, Give DeKalb County, Grant Opportunities Available

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