Report to the Community - 11/2022

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To our community, friends, and donors...

2022

Report to the Community

NEW FUNDS at the DeKalb County Community Foundation - Beckam North Fillipp Memorial Scholarship Fund

- Cowan Family Giving Fund (late 2021) - Earl and Jeanne Pritchard Fund

- Howard and Mildred Eychaner Fund (late 2021)

- Joan L. Hoffman St. Mary DeKalb Scholarship Fund

- Evans Memorial Scholarship Fund

- Joel and Helen Maurer Family Fund

- Friends of Jon Fund (late 2021)

- John J. and Katherine M. Hoffman Family St. Mary Sycamore Scholarship Fund

- Friends of JAMS Operating Reserve Fund - Hicks Family Scholarship Fund - Hinckley Historical Society Endowment Fund

(late 2021)

- Jon and Briana Lehan Family Fund

- Liam P. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship Fund (late 2021)

- Lockard Family Fund (late 2021)

- Michael and Lana Haines Family Fund (late 2021)

- Randy and Christy Hayes Charitable Family Fund (late 2021) - Terri Smialek and Marc Strauss Fund (late 2021)

- YEP Forever Fund LEARN THE PURPOSE OF EACH FUND AND MORE AT DEKALBCCF.ORG.

Your gifts keep on giving and touch lives in every corner of the community.


GENEROSITY Generations across

Over the last 29 years, we have witnessed an inspiring amount of generosity in DeKalb County. Some generosity came as a planned gift from a Will or Trust. Other times it was mailed as a memorial or in honor of a loved one. Still other times, the gift was delivered by a small child walking through our door. The best part is that we know EACH GIFT comes from a desire to help others. In 2022, we added a planned giving section to our website to help those who want to leave a legacy of love and support for generations to come. Learn more at dekalbccf.org/planned-giving or scan the QR code above.

COMMUNITY IMPACT $1.58 MILLION RAISED!

DEKALB COUNTY NONPROFIT PARTNERSHIP More nonprofits than ever came together through DCNP in 2022 and we continued our efforts to strengthen these organizations with training, professional development, and programs such as Give DeKalb County.

2022 HIGHLIGHTS:  170 members

 50 virtual, in-person, and hybrid trainings offered

 99% overall satisfaction rating for DCNP trainings

 Nonprofit Day annual conference featured local and Chicagoland presenters  Record-breaking Give DeKalb County 2022

 28,000+ cumulative service hours in the Internship Program. (A collaboration between

GIVE DEKALB COUNTY

Give DeKalb County 2022 set new records and attracted donors from all 50 states and four countries around the world. Since 2014, Give DeKalb County has raised $6.9 million through 38,587 total donations.

2022 HIGHLIGHTS:

 $186,000 Bonus Pool

 New record amount  7,626 donations

 140 participating nonprofits and Funds

This is a tremendous event for DeKalb County and an exciting way to give back.

– 2022 Donor

DCNP, the Center for Nonprofit Studies, and Career Services at NIU, supported by the Douglas C. and Lynn M. Roberts Family Foundation.)

We love DCNP! We’re so grateful for the work they do and the connections they help build. – 2022 Member

KINDERGARTEN READINESS IN DEKALB COUNTY

The Community Foundation is committed to kindergarten readiness by working with local partners, such as the DeKalb County Regional Office of Education, to bring resources to educators and the community. In addition, the Kindergarten Readiness Toolkit Grant program places essential educational tools into the hands of young learners and their families.

2022 HIGHLIGHTS:  1,200 Kindergarten Readiness Toolkits distributed  Every school district in DeKalb County received toolkits  In the last three years, nearly 4,000 children received toolkits  YEP members volunteered to build and pack toolkits at our partner, School Tool Box

My child was extremely excited about this kit and loved getting it out to do the activities. It felt really good knowing that I was helping my child be more prepared for kindergarten.

YOUTH ENGAGED IN PHILANTHROPY YEP is a youth-led committee of the Community Foundation. It’s free and just for high school students. Members build leadership, communication, social, and analytical skills while they learn about nonprofits, philanthropy, and grantmaking.

– Pre-K Parent

2022 HIGHLIGHTS:  78 members

 10 high schools represented

 $17,023 in grants awarded to 14 organizations (May 2022)

 Explored “lack of community involvement” and “anxiety” as local youth issues  Members raised over $12,000 in support

 YEP began its 14th year in September 2022

Not only did my leadership skills improve, but I became more social. I love YEP and I’m happy that I learned so much about my community. – 2021-2022 YEP Member


GRANTS IN ACTION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS IN DEKALB COUNTY

2022 HIGHLIGHTS:  $300,000 dollars committed for community distribution over a three-year period

As a commitment to economic development in DeKalb County, the Economic Development Implementation Grant program provides an opportunity for municipalities and communities to apply for support (up to $20,000) for planning or projects.

2022 COMMUNITY NEEDS GRANTS

Donor generosity is at the heart of our work. These Community Needs Grants are made possible by donations to our COMMUNITY IMPACT FUNDS, allowing us to support nonprofit and public sector organizations throughout DeKalb County.

ARTS & CULTURE

Cor Cantiamo........................................................$3,000 Dimensions Youth Ballet.......................................$1,500 Indian Valley Community Band................................$500 Kishwaukee Valley Art League..............................$3,000 Preservation of Egyptian Theatre.........................$5,000

 $89,200 distributed to four communities as of October 2022

Sandwich Opera House..................................... $12,500

Total……$25,500

1) City of Genoa Working to update economic development plans for city growth

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Clinton Township Public Library..............................$750

2) Village of Hinckley Hired an intern to assist with marketing strategies for awareness opportunities

Cortland Community Library................................$4,000

3) Village of Kirkland Creating a new main street community gathering space

Kirkland Lions Club................................................$2,500

4) Village of Waterman Updating economic development plans for village growth

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.......................... $27,000 DeKalb Fire Department.......................................$5,000 Kirkland Community Fire Protection District.... $10,400

It’s exciting! We are empowering communities to work together in attracting local business and tourism. - Teri Spartz, DeKalb County Community Foundation

Kirkland Rec League........................................... $14,700 Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Division 6.............$3,000 Malta Township Public Library..............................$4,000 Northern Public Radio...........................................$4,000 Somonauk Public Library District..........................$2,400 Sycamore Public Library........................................$8,000 Waterman Lions Club Charities............................$8,000

Total……$93,750

EDUCATION

ADULT DAY SERVICES THRIVE AGAIN THE NEED Before the state budget crisis in 2015, Fox Valley Community Services (FVCS) successfully operated an adult day service in DeKalb. Most of the clients suffered from Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, and other related aging disorders. Seniors received services and thrived at this location until it closed. This created immediate challenges for families who relied on adult day services for their loved ones and these challenges persisted for years. In 2020, an opportunity arose to partner with Elder Care Services in DeKalb. In order to open the new adult day service at this location, FVCS needed to secure safety equipment, materials, and other necessities.

Faith United Methodist Church............................$7,500 Federated Church Preschool................................$2,000 Indian Valley Vocational Center............................$9,500 Kishwaukee Education Consortium................... $25,000 Little Lambs Preschool..........................................$7,500

Total……$51,500 DeKalb County Community Foundation for an $18,000 Community Needs Grant. The grant was approved, and added to other support raised. Early in the process, the Ed Kapper family presented FVCS with funding to start the site’s improvements. Because of this generosity, the location was named the Kapper Adult Day Service. THE IMPACT In 2021, the Kapper Adult Day Service opened. Clients are thriving again, and families rest assured, knowing their loved ones are safe and well cared for.

THE SUPPORT Quotes for necessary materials were secured and fundraising began. One request was to the

Funding for the Community Needs Grant program is made possible through ongoing donor generosity to COMMUNITY IMPACT FUNDS at the Community Foundation.

ENVIRONMENT & ANIMAL WELFARE

DeKalb County Animal Welfare League..............$1,100 Oaken Acres Wildlife Center................................$9,500 Tails Humane Society............................................$2,400

Total……$13,000

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care...........$5,000 Barb City Manor Retirement Home.................. $10,000 Barb Food Mart.................................................. $10,000 Ben Gordon Center............................................ $10,000 DeKalb County Community Gardens...................$3,000 Elder Care Services of DeKalb County.................$3,400 Fox Valley Community Services............................$7,255 Fox Valley Family YMCA.......................................$9,400 Genoa Township Park District...............................$1,500 Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois..............................$2,700 Girls on the Run of Northwest Illinois...................$2,500 Kishwaukee Family YMCA....................................$5,200 Kishwaukee Special Recreation Association........$1,500 NAMI Kane-South, DeKalb & Kendall Counties......$2,500

Open Door Rehabilitation Center..................... $12,000 Opportunity House, Inc..................................... $16,300 RAMP.....................................................................$2,400 Voluntary Action Center..................................... $17,300 Youth Pride Foundation........................................$3,000

Total……$124,955

Total……$308,705


The DeKalb County Community Foundation exists to enhance the quality of life in DeKalb County, IL, by addressing community needs and expanding, managing, and distributing philanthropic resources. • $48.6 MILLION in grants and

• $7.5 MILLION in 2022 grants

• $48.6 MILLION in total assets

• $195,930 in 2022 scholarships awarded to graduates of high schools in DeKalb County

distributions awarded since 1993

Established in

1993

431

(As of 10/01/2022)

Separate Funds

FUNDS

(As of 10/01/2022)

(132 individual awards)

We connect people who care with causes that matter.

READY TO START YOUR FUND? Please contact Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or dan@dekalbccf.org.

COMMUNITY IMPACT FUNDS Support the greatest needs in the community.

FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS

Provide support to a particular field or geographic area.

DONOR ADVISED FUNDS

DESIGNATED FUNDS

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

AGENCY FUNDS

Donor makes grant recommendations to eligible organizations.

Provide scholarship awards to students for continuing education.

Provide support to specific organizations in the community.

Created by nonprofit organizations to provide income to support their mission

Donate online at dekalbccf.org or at the DeKalb County Community Foundation – 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore.

2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

REPRESENT COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT DEKALB COUNTY

BACK ROW: Michael Haines (Kingston), Jim Stoddard (Sycamore), Manny Peña (Sycamore), Dan Templin (Secretary, Executive Director), Christine Johnson (Vice President, Shabbona), G. Joseph Mitchell (President, DeKalb), Justin Wegener (Sandwich), Shawn Blobaum (Waterman), David Castle (Treasurer, DeKalb) FRONT ROW: Photine Liakos M.D. (Sycamore), Kris Aves (Kirkland), Regina Parker (Sycamore), Brenda Jergens (Malta), Karen Grush (DeKalb), Ann Lehan (DeKalb) NOT IN GROUP PHOTO: Michael Constant (Hinckley), Jason Goode (Cortland), Lisa Gudmunson (Somonauk), Todd Hughes (Genoa)

STAFF

STAFF FRONT ROW: Becky Zantout (Grants & Scholarships Manager), Ben Bingle (Grants & DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership Director), Dan Templin (Executive Director), Barb King (Database & Special Projects Manager) BACK ROW: Noah Nordbrock (Donor Services & Marketing Director, YEP Staff Advisor), Teri Spartz (Community Engagement Director), Kay Riley (Finance Director), Sara Nickels (Administrative Manager), Alison Harris (Grants Manager), Marc Hooks (Grants Manager)

DeKalb County Community Foundation 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL • 815-748-5383 • dekalbccf.org