August 2019 Edition
DeKalb County Community Foundation
What Gives!
We hope you had a great summer! One that created a multitude of memories for years to come. As summer winds down, we're excited for the second half of the year and the many opportunities for philanthropy that lay ahead. What we do each and every day is made possible through ongoing donor generosity and supportive communities. Thank you! For good. For ever. For DeKalb County.
New Fund Brings the Gift of Music to Children
The Community Foundation is pleased to announce the Charles Krull Music Support Fund. This Fund provides aid to low income children in DeKalb County who are pursuing music education. It will help students pay for expenses such as musical instrument rental and fees for private music lessons.

2018 Annual Report - Celebrating 25 Years
We are thrilled to release our 2018 Annual Report, a special anniversary edition. Founders Charlie and Mary Roberts' vision to create the Community Foundation as a catalyst to grow philanthropy in DeKalb County has surpassed many expectations, distributing over 25 million in grants and managing nearly 50 million in assets.

Alamia Receives 2019 Renaissance Scholarship
Congratulations to Shannon Alamia, recipient of the 2019 Renaissance Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship award will assist Shannon as she begins online courses through National Louis University, concentrating on Early Childhood Practice .

Thank you to local philanthropist and long-time educator Yvonne Johnson for making this scholarship award possible.

August Stories of Generosity
Stories of Generosity:
  • G. Tom Tsao (DeKalb)
  • Zach Wilkinson (Sycamore)
  • Barry Schrader (DeKalb)

Stories of Generosity - The prompt was simple. Each person was asked to define generosity or to share a story of a time where they heard about, witnessed, or experienced generosity (giving of one’s time, talent, or treasure). Thanks for listening!

Funding Available for Local Organizations
Funding is available for nonprofits and charitable organizations in DeKalb County through the Community Needs and Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund grant programs. Application deadline is Sunday, September 1.

Community Needs Grants - Provide support for the charitable needs and efforts of our local nonprofit and community organizations.

Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants - Provide support to organizations for music and music education.

Fall Programming For Nonprofit Organizations
The DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP) begins their fall programming in September with a variety of sessions located throughout DeKalb County. Programs are geared toward staff, board members, and volunteers of local organizations serving DeKalb County. 

YEP Meet & Greet Planned for August
The Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) Meet & Greet is Sunday, August 25, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. High school youth with a desire to make a positive impact in DeKalb County should consider attending. The Meet & Greet is a fun and easy way to learn more about the YEP committee prior to applying for membership.

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