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March 5, 2019
Chuck Criswell Memorial Scholarship Fund, DeKalb County Community Foundation

Criswell Spirit of Giving Lives on in Scholarship

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the Chuck Criswell Memorial Scholarship Fund. Awarded annually, this new scholarship is intended for a Sycamore High […]
February 18, 2019
Gregory B. Widerberg Memorial Scholarship Fund, DeKalb County Community Foundation

Future Teachers to Benefit from New Scholarship

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is honored to announce the Gregory B. Widerberg Memorial Scholarship Fund. The new scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis […]
December 17, 2018
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Lil’ Sam Joy Fund

Lil’ Sam Joy Fund Continues Legacy of Kindness and Access

Introducing the Lil’ Sam Joy Fund, created in memory of Samuel P. Baker II, better known as Lil’ Sam. Lil’ Sam was diagnosed early in life […]
September 11, 2018
M. Joan Popp, DeKalb Area Women's Center, DeKalb County Community Foundation

New Agency Fund Supports DeKalb Area Women’s Center

Introducing the M. Joan Popp Women’s Empowerment Fund for DAWC, a new agency fund with the DeKalb County Community Foundation. Created through an estate gift from […]
July 24, 2018
Sycamore Lions Club, DeKalb County Community Foundation

New Agency Fund Supports Sycamore Lions Charities

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is excited to announce the creation of the Sycamore Lions Charities Jack Shrout Fund. The new agency fund provides support to […]
July 10, 2018
Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund, DeKalb County Community Foundation

$174,600 in Grants Support Music Education

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is excited to award $174,600 in spring Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund grants. A total of 33 nonprofits and community organizations […]
July 9, 2018
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Sheldon & Betty Kesner Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Fund to Benefit Indian Creek Students

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the Sheldon and Betty Kesner Scholarship Fund, a new scholarship fund that provides annual awards to graduates […]
November 7, 2017

Grants Add Rhythm to Music Education

Pictured:  As a Wurlitzer Foundation Fund grant recipient, Arcomusical, based in DeKalb, advocates the awareness and artistic advancement of the Afro-Brazilian berimbau and related African musical bows. This fall, […]
November 7, 2017
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Sycamore High School

$152,460 in Grants Awarded to Local Nonprofits and Community Organizations

Pictured: A recent check presentation to Sycamore High School Art Department. Grant dollars will transition a space in Sycamore High School to an art gallery. This […]