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Kelso and Margaret Davis were lifelong community supporters.

So in their memory, their daughters gave…

Kelso and Margaret Davis Community Fund.
What do you love? We can help you create a lasting charitable legacy.

Giving through the Community Foundation

We assist donors from all walks of life in providing permanent charitable support for the community.
Endowment fund donors create a charitable legacy that lives on forever.

Reasons to give


Leave a Legacy

Provide permanent support to the charities or charitable causes that you cared about and supported all your life.


Commemorate a friend’s special birthday or milestone anniversary by making a gift in their honor.


Establish a fund and name it in memory of your loved one. Or honor someone’s memory by making a gift to a fund that reflects their values or interests.

Cash is the simplest way to give and because of the charitable deduction you will receive the cost of giving a gift can be much less than the actual amount of the gift.

Please note this is donation information for the Community Foundation DeKalb County in Indiana which is sometimes confused with community foundations in Illinois and Georgia that have similar names.
Give Online: Giving is just a click away when you make a gift online through our partner Network for Good. At this secure site, you’ll donate with your credit card and receive a receipt via your e-mail address. Your donation history will be stored at Network for Good’s website for you to access at any time. You will be given an option to defray the cost of the transaction but it is not required. Click on the “Donate Online” button above.
Give by Check: Writing and mailing a check is an easy way to give. Let us know what you wish your gift to support by noting the project or fund name. If the gift is a memorial, let us know that too. Call us at 260-925-0311 if you have any questions.
Make checks payable to: Community Foundation DeKalb County (or CFDC). Mail checks to: P.O. Box 111, Auburn, Indiana 46706.
Our full gift acceptance policy is available upon request. Requests can be submitted to

Choosing a fund or creating your own

Current Funds

Direct a gift to a fund that is already established. Click on the button below to view a list of funds in each category.

Current Funds

Create your Own Fund

We can help you identify the best way to establish an endowment fund to benefit the very things that make the community special to you – your church, the local library or museum, positive programs for youth or seniors, the arts. All you need is a desire to make your community a better place and financial assets to contribute now or in the future.

We make giving simple and effective. Create an endowment fund in these three easy steps:

  1. Choose a name for your fund.
  2. Select a purpose for the fund.
  3. Choose the best asset to give.

We will work with you and your attorney, accountant or financial advisor to help you determine the right time to make a gift and the right assets to give.

Other ways to give


Leaving a gift to the Community Foundation in your will lets you make a significant contribution to your favorite charity that might not be possible during your life. A gift in your will can establish a new fund or be added to an existing fund.

Life Insurance Beneficiary

You can name the Community Foundation DeKalb County as the beneficiary of all, or a portion, of your life insurance policy. 

IRA Beneficiary

Your retirement fund is the most heavily taxed asset at death. Directing a portion of your IRA or other qualified retirement plan to charity may help your heirs realize substantial tax savings.

Appreciated Securities or Real Estate

Gifts of appreciated stock or real estate have the potential to generate a double tax benefit: you receive an income-tax deduction and you may escape potential capital gains tax.

Community Foundation DeKalb County E-Booklets

Giving E-Booklets

Looking for more details on giving to our community?
Search our list of E-Booklets that give a more in-depth description of each way to give.


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