Investing in the future of Indiana’s DeKalb County


The Community Foundation of DeKalb County promotes community philanthropy by offering local citizens the opportunity to create a charitable legacy that will sustain and improve life in our county.

The Community Foundation provides a way for you to invest in the community’s future by creating permanent support for the charitable programs and organizations you care about. When an endowed fund is created, these gifts are invested for growth and income. Each year part of the fund’s growth is returned to the community in the form of grants for specific initiatives, events, or programs of area non-profit organizations. And each year a portion of the fund’s growth is reinvested to ensure that the fund will remain active forever.

Since the foundation’s creation in 1996, donors like you have helped build over $16 million in permanent endowment funds that grant over $500,000 a year to worthy local causes. These grant dollars strengthen our community and make life better for all of us who live, work, and play in DeKalb County.

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We assist donors in providing permanent charitable support for the community.

Apply For Funds

Awarding grants and scholarships that address today’s needs and prepare for tomorrow’s challenges.