May 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]
October 10, 2016

Strength Through Partnership – The Gracie Center

What happens to an exceptional child after high school? That was the question asked which lead to the creation of The Gracie Center in 2012. As […]
August 11, 2016

Strength Through Partnership – Land Use – Watershed Planning

Pictured: DeKalb County Watershed Steering Committee Member Donna Prain and Dean Johnson, DeKalb County Watershed Coordinator, hold a large map of the watersheds of DeKalb County. Twenty […]