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August 7, 2017
Shabbona Lake State Park Rearing Pond, DeKalb County Community Foundation

Restocking the Future of Shabbona Lake State Park

Whoosh! You look up from your hiking boots as a dragonfly nearly collides with your shoulder. It continues on, past your shoulder, and settles down on nearby […]
June 29, 2017
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Watershed

2017 DeKalb County Watershed Bus Tour

The third DeKalb County Watershed Bus Tour took place on Saturday, June 17, 2017. About 25 attendees joined us to learn more about watersheds in DeKalb County. […]
May 24, 2017
DeKalb County Community Foundation, Kishwaukee College Welding Program, Helping today...Shaping tomorrow.

Joining Fabrication Skills with Employability

Over the last few years, the Welding  Technology program at Kishwaukee College has grown significantly to meet employer demand for welders and fabricators. One of the […]
February 7, 2017
Grace Thornton, The Gracie Center

Developing Independence & Opportunity – All in the Name of Grace

Meet Grace Grace Thornton grew up in Kingston, IL with parents Marty and Deanna Thornton. She attended Genoa-Kingston High School and walked down the graduation aisle […]
December 14, 2016
DeKalb County Community Foundation

Together With You – VIDEO

We’re excited to share the new “Together With You” Community Foundation video! A great snapshot of what the DeKalb County Community Foundation does through donor support and […]
December 14, 2016
2016 YEP Grants website Header

Empowering & Caring for Youth

As we enter a new Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) Grant application season, we’re excited to share a few “grant in action” examples from 2016. This past […]
December 13, 2016
Four-part cooking class series made possible by the Victor F. Barresi Memorial Fund.

Philanthropy, Hope Haven, and the Love of Cooking

  The scent of fresh cocoa snowflake cookies, perfectly seasoned guacamole, and spiced maple syrup walnuts filled the air in the Leishman Culinary Kitchen at Kishwaukee […]
November 1, 2016
DCNP-NGOLD Internship Program

Impacting Nonprofits Through Internships

The DCNP-NGOLD Internship Program was launched in Spring 2014 with five students from NIU’s Center for NGO Leadership and Development (NGOLD) interning with five DCNP-member nonprofit […]
October 10, 2016
Barn on Baseline - Roberta Shoaf, Barn on Baseline Executive Director; Michelle Alexander, Board Vice President; furry friends Dinktwo and Milo

Strength Through Partnership – Barn on Baseline Animal Shelter & Adoption Center

Located in Genoa IL, the Barn on Baseline Animal Shelter & Adoption Center, formerly known as the DeKalb County Animal Welfare Shelter, provides opportunity and safety […]