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Give DeKalb County – Nonprofit Registration is Open

Eligible Nonprofits Encouraged to Register for Give DeKalb County

Nonprofit registration is now open for Give DeKalb County 2022. This annual fundraising event features multiple ways to support nonprofit organizations. Donors can give online from midnight to midnight on May 5, 2022 by visiting GiveDeKalbCounty.org. Between April 21 and May 5, those who prefer to donate by check can print a donation form from the website and give by mail.

Give DeKalb County is coordinated by the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP), a program of the DeKalb County Community Foundation. The previous eight giving days combined have raised over $5.3 million for participating nonprofit organizations.

“Give DeKalb County is an exciting event for donors and nonprofits alike,” said Ben Bingle, Director of Grants and DCNP. “Last year, we saw an outpouring of support from donors who gave more than $1.5 million by mail and online. We’re excited for what 2022 will bring and we look forward to witnessing extraordinary generosity through Give DeKalb County once again.”

In 2021, Give DeKalb County attracted 8,353 donations from donors in 44 different states and 4 countries around the world.


A Bonus Pool of funds is being raised and each donation made during Give DeKalb County is boosted by a percentage of these funds. The Bonus Pool is made possible from the generous support of Community Partners, including: DeKalb County Community Foundation, The Suter Company, Inc., American Family Insurance—Manny Pena Agency, AM/PM Solutions & Services, Anonymous, Byers Brewing Company, Cathy Doederlein, Curran Family Endowment Fund, Dan & Kathy Schewe, Drake Castle Charitable Fund, First Midwest Bank, Heartland Bank & Trust, Herb and Linda Holderman, James K. & Loretta M. Hipple Family Fund, Johns Family Donor Advised Fund, Leeward Energy, Lynne Waldeland, Mark Mannebach & Erika Schlichter, Meta, Nancy D. Castle, NIU’s Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies Ambassadors, Paul & Cheryl Callighan, Scott & Kristin Miller, Soft Water City, State Farm—Keicher Insurance Agency, Stephen Kalber, Sycamore Charities, Thrivent Financial—Shawn Blobaum, Tony & Micki Chulick, Yerkes Consulting LLC, The Zurbrugg Family.  (List accurate as of February 1 – view GiveDeKalbCounty.org for most recent Community Partners.)

The following Media Sponsors are helping raise awareness about this community-wide event: 94.9 WDKB, 102.3 The Coyote, Banner Up Signs, City of DeKalb, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, DeKalb County Historical – Genealogical Society, First National Bank, Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce, Kar-Fre Flowers, LePrint Express, OC Creative, Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce, Sandwich Public Library District, Shaw Media, and Sycamore Chamber of Commerce(List accurate as of February 1 – view GiveDeKalbCounty.org for most recent Media Sponsors.)


Participating nonprofits must be 501(c)3 organizations located in or serving DeKalb County that are legally registered with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and are 2022 DCNP members by March 1, 2022. The deadline to register for Give DeKalb County as a participating organization is April 1, 2022. Eligibility policy and additional details are available at GiveDeKalbCounty.org.

For information about becoming a Community Partner or Media Sponsor, or for general questions, please contact Grants & DCNP Director Ben Bingle at 815-748-5383 or ben@dekalbccf.org.

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