April 2020 Edition
DeKalb County Community Foundation (IL)
What Gives!
We may be practicing physical distancing right now, but the good work of philanthropy carries on. Thank you for your continued support of the Community Foundation and DeKalb County!
Give DeKalb County Adapts to COVID-19
Give DeKalb County is still planned for May 7, 2020, but walk-in donations have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Giving options:
  1. May 7 online at GiveDeKalbCounty.org
  2. April 16 - May 7 by personal check mailed along with a donation form to the DeKalb County Community Foundation.

Welcome David Castle!
Please join us as we welcome David Castle, DeKalb representative , to the Community Foundation  Board of Directors .

“I love the opportunities that were available to me as I grew up in this community. It’s an honor to give back by serving on the Community Foundation Board.” – David Castle

Senior Citizen Shout-Outs - YEP VIDEOS
Introducing Senior Citizen Shout-Outs, a YouTube channel created by Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) for senior citizens in our county. The purpose of these videos is to provide hope and encouragement in a time of physical distancing due to COVID-19. In a time like this, the power of youth philanthropy should be on display to all ages! #ThatsHowWeYEP 

New Charitable Giving Tax Deduction
The IRS recognizes the impact of charitable giving during this pandemic. Within the CARES Act, you'll find a section allowing up to $300 of deductible charitable contributions for taxpayers who do not itemize. If you do itemize, the IRS also increased the cap on annual giving. 

Extended Deadline for Scholarship Applications
The application deadline is extended through April 15, 2020 for the following scholarships:

  • CHS Elburn Scholarship
  • Palmer Family Music Education Scholarship
  • Donald and Patricia Pritchard Scholarship
  • Jeffrey A. Trail Memorial Scholarship
  • Harold P. Wells Scholarship

Local Funders Respond With Grant Opportunity
In uncertain times one thing remains constant — we are facing this COVID-19 challenge together. In this spirit of togetherness, we are excited to report that local organizational funders are working together to plan collectively and respond to priority needs and issues in DeKalb County.

It Matters! Census 2020
An accurate count of Illinois' population is essential to ensure that the State receives the funding it needs to properly care for its residents and provide critical services and programs. 

Participation is very important to funding and support for local programs and organizations. 

Questions? Contact us.  We're here to serve you! 
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