Give DeKalb County celebrates 10 years of generosity, providing donors with multiple ways to support nonprofit organizations. On May 4, 2023, donors can give online all day at GiveDeKalbCounty.org. Between April 20 and May 4, those who prefer to donate by check can print a donation form from the website and give by mail. Donors may also drop off their donation form and check at the DeKalb County Community Foundation on May 4 during a donation drop-off event from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Give DeKalb County is coordinated by the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP), a program of the Community Foundation. The previous nine giving days combined have raised over $6.8 million for participating nonprofit organizations.
“Donors have many options during Give DeKalb County,” said DCNP Director Ben Bingle. “There are multiple ways to give and a record number of participating organizations to choose from. Thank you to all who plan to show their support and make a difference during Give DeKalb County.”
Donations can be made online by credit card, debit card, ACH transfer, or mobile wallet from midnight to midnight on May 4 at GiveDeKalbCounty.org. Starting April 20, donors giving by check can print a donation form from the website, complete the form indicating the organization(s), and donation amount(s), then write a single check for the total amount payable to “DCCF.” Checks can be mailed to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178, postmarked by May 4. A donation drop-off is scheduled for May 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Donors can bring their donation form and check to the Community Foundation, enjoy light refreshments, and watch the Give DeKalb County total grow. Additional giving details are online at GiveDeKalbCounty.org/Info/Ways-to-Give.
In 2022, Give DeKalb County attracted 7,626 donations from donors in all 50 states and 4 countries around the world.
“No matter how you plan to give, your donation is boosted by the Bonus Pool, meaning your generosity goes even further during Give DeKalb County,” said Bingle. “Donors can visit the website now to learn more about participating organizations, the Bonus Pool, and other details.”
Each donation made during Give DeKalb County leverages a percentage of the Bonus Pool, which is made possible by the generous support of Community Partners. A full list of Community Partners and Media Sponsors is available at GiveDeKalbCounty.org.
The minimum online donation amount is $5, and there is no minimum for mailed donations. For a list of participating organizations or more information about Give DeKalb County, visit GiveDeKalbCounty.org. Those interested can also follow the giving day on Facebook and Instagram.