November 28, 2022

$162,250 Awarded in Fall 2022 Community Needs Grants

From public safety and animal welfare to fine arts and vocational education, local projects aimed at addressing community needs received support through the DeKalb County Community […]
November 3, 2022

Applications Open for 2023 Kindergarten Readiness Toolkits Grants

Applications are open for a new round of Kindergarten Readiness Toolkit Grants. Schools and school districts in DeKalb County, Illinois, are highly encouraged to apply. The […]
October 6, 2022

Fund Dedicates Support to the Kirkland-Fairdale Communities

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is excited to announce the first endowment Fund specifically supporting the Kirkland and Fairdale, IL, communities. The Kirkland-Fairdale Community Endowment Fund […]
July 25, 2022

Providing Relief to Address Affordable Housing Challenges – 2021 Grants In Action

Together, with the support of our donors, the DeKalb County Community Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in DeKalb County. Grants from the […]
June 17, 2022

Woodwork, Literacy, and Philanthropy – The DeKalb/Sycamore Bookcase Project

The DeKalb/Sycamore Bookcase Project has made bookcases for children over the last 11 years. Every year in the spring, a group of volunteers craft 50 bookcases […]
June 13, 2022

1,200 Kindergarten Readiness Toolkits Distributed to Promote Summer Learning

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the distribution of 1,200 kindergarten readiness toolkits to children through the Kindergarten Readiness Toolkits grant program. Grants provided toolkits to […]
May 10, 2022

$156,455 Awarded in Spring Community Needs Grants

This spring, 22 local nonprofit and public sector organizations received a total of $156,455 in support for a variety of programs and projects aimed at serving […]
March 17, 2022

Together, for DeKalb County – The Howard and Mildred Eychaner Fund

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the Howard and Mildred Eychaner Fund. The Fund was initially established in 2003 as a charitable remainder annuity […]
October 1, 2021

Applications Open for Kindergarten Readiness Toolkits Grants

Applications are open for another round of Kindergarten Readiness Toolkit Grants. Schools and school districts in DeKalb County, Illinois, are highly encouraged to apply. The applicant […]