August 2020 Edition
DeKalb County Community Foundation (IL)
What Gives!
We know this can be a really busy time of year. Thank you for taking a few minutes to catch up on the monthly news from YOUR Community Foundation. For good. For ever. For DeKalb County.
As we enter the month of August, we are continuing to monitor the great work that is already being done in response to COVID-19 and are positioning ourselves to provide support in the coming months where it is needed most.

We are taking precautions to ensure the health and safety of our employees and the public. A few updates to our precautions include:

  • The Foundation office is open and staff are working a combination of in office and remotely during our regular office hours. Staff are available by phone and email.
  • Foundation staff are available to meet in person by appointment. Please reach out to the appropriate staff member by phone and/or e-mail to schedule a time to meet.

Intern Spotlights - Stories of Success
Last year, 33 students from NIU participated in the Internship Program and were placed with DCNP-member organizations, totaling 3,960 hours of service. 

The Internship Program is a collaboration between the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership, the Center for Nonprofit Studies, and Career Services at Northern Illinois University, supported by the Douglas C. and Lynn M. Roberts Family Foundation.

YEP Seeks High School Members From Across the County
Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) is set to begin its 12th year as a youth-led committee of the Community Foundation. YEP is free and open to all high school students in DeKalb County. Those interested in learning more about YEP are invited to the Meet & Greet webinar on August 23.

COVID-19 Response Grants In Action (Round 2 - June 2020)
In June 2020, $98,180 was awarded to 23 organizations in round two of the DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Grants. What did these grant dollars enable the organizations to do?

Fall 2020 Grant Opportunities
Nonprofit and public sector service organizations are encouraged to apply for funding through the Community Needs and Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund grant programs. Application deadline is September 1 for both grant programs.

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