November 2019 Edition
DeKalb County Community Foundation
What Gives!
Today is National Philanthropy Day. A day that we celebrate the giving of our time, talent, and treasure for the benefit of others. We hope you'll enjoy this philanthropy packed issue of our monthly newsletter!
2019 Report to the Community 
We are excited to announce the 2019 Report to the Community. In it you will find highlights and key activities of your Community Foundation during this past year. Look for the print version in this week's mail or local newspapers. Together, we are leaving a legacy of love and support.

New Fund Honors Veterans 
Announcing the Sycamore Grove – A Tribute to Veterans Fund.  This Fund will serve as a way for interested citizens to make donations in support of a memorial grove to honor past, present, and future veterans.

The memorial will be located along N. Main Street (Rt. 23). The grove will consist of public green space, trees, and recognition plaques.

Pay It Forward Attitude Inspires Fund for Sandwich Vocational School
Announcing the Doran and Rose Greif IVVC Pay It Forward Award Fund. This Fund offers scholarship awards to accomplished students studying automotive technology or the culinary arts at Indian Valley Vocational Center (IVVC) in Sandwich.

November Stories of Generosity
Stories of Generosity:
  • Kelsie Jordal (Lee)
  • Robert Dobberstein (DeKalb)
  • Isabelle Crownhart (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!

2019 Spinoso Masters Scholarship
Recipients Announced
Congratulations to Luke Hoppenworth, Bridget Ivanic, Drew Paszotta, Kelsey Peifer, and Ryan Schultz, recipients of this years Spinoso Masters Scholarship awards. A total of $30,000 was distributed. 

Thank you to donors John and Vivian Spinoso for their continued generosity to make this scholarship program possible.

Grant Seeker Workshop Announced
Nonprofit and charitable organizations interested in applying for a grant from the Community Foundation are invited to a free workshop.

Grantseeker Workshop
  • December 10
  • 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Community Foundation - 475 DeKalb Avenue
  • Free and open to the public!

It’s Like A Personal Giving Account
Did you know? A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is like a personal giving account. When a DAF is created, it allows you, the donor, to make recommendations for the annual distribution of the available grant dollars. Keep in mind, donor advised funds are much more than just a great tax incentive, they allow you a personal and hands on approach to community impact.

Registration Open for 'Building Better Nonprofits' Presentation
The DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP) is pleased to partner with the Illinois Attorney General’s Charitable Trust Bureau to offer this timely and important presentation.

Building Better Nonprofits: Tips and Best Practices
  • December 5
  • 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Community Foundation - 475 DeKalb Avenue
  • Free and open to the public!

Giving Option for Farmers and Landowners
Gift of Grain is a special giving option for farmers and landowners. By giving a gift of grain, farmers align generosity with their charitable interests and receive tax savings at the same time.

This giving option is made possible through a collaboration between the DeKalb County Community Foundation and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation .

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