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 […]
July 5, 2016

Can you hear me now? – Improving Sound Quality Through Generosity

Made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Freight Room acoustic improvement project is now complete! Eight large photos made from sound absorbing material were […]
June 2, 2016

Annual Report 2015 – Strength Through Partnership

We are pleased to present this Annual Report highlighting the mission and services of the DeKalb County Community Foundation. We are continually amazed at the power of […]
June 1, 2016

Strength Through Partnership – DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP)

Since its creation in 1993, the DeKalb County Community Foundation has sought opportunities to promote and support collaboration among nonprofits and to enhance their individual and […]