July 2018 edition
DeKalb County Community Foundation
What Gives!
Hope you had a fantastic 4th of July. We're excited to see the steady and generous pace of philanthropy in DeKalb County these last few months. Hope you are too! Thanks for taking the time to stay connected with us. :) #25yearsofphilanthropy
Scholarship Fund Benefits Indian Creek
Introducing the Sheldon and Betty Kesner Scholarship Fund , a new  scholarship fund  t hat provides annual awards to graduates of Indian Creek High School. One award is the Sheldon M. Kesner Agricultural Scholarship and the other is the Betty M. Kesner Music/Education Scholarship. .

$174,600 in Grants Support Music Education
We are excited to award $174,600 in spring 2018 Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund grants . A total of 33 nonprofits and community organizations across the greater Chicagoland area will receive grant support for music education.

$2,500 Celebration Grants - UPDATE
One way we are celebrating 25 years as a Community Foundation is by awarding a $2,500 Celebration Grant into each community in DeKalb County. We recently awarded Celebration Grants in Lee, Genoa, Malta, Shabbona, Sandwich, Kirkland, and DeKalb.

CHS Elburn Scholarships Awarded
Congratulations to the each of the 14 CHS Elburn Scholarship award recipients! Students receive $1,000 in educational support towards an accredited college or university.

2018 Nonprofit Day - Wednesday, July 25
Nonprofit Day is just a few weeks away! This annual conference brings together nonprofit professionals, volunteers, board members, and donors for a valuable time of learning, networking, and professional development .

Applications Accepted for Fall 2018 Grants
Nonprofit and community organizations are encouraged to apply for any of the following grant programs :
  • Community Needs Grants - Provides support for the charitable needs and efforts of our local nonprofit and community organizations. Deadline to apply is September 1, 2018.

We're Hiring a Grants & Community Initiatives Manager
As our team continues to grow, so does our reach and ability to better serve the community.

If you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, we're looking for a Grants & Community Initiatives Manager .

25th Anniversary Annual Sponsors
Special thank you to:
First National Bank, Ronald G. Klein, Micki & Tony Chulick, Law Office of Michael P. Coghlan, Bill Nicklas, Doug & Lynn Roberts Family Foundation, Dave & Suzanne Juday, First Midwest Bank, Richard Ryan, and Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital .

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