Give DeKalb County New Participant Resources



  • A philanthropic event featuring multiple ways for donors to support nonprofit organizations located in or serving DeKalb County, Illinois.
  • Online: www.GiveDeKalbCounty.org
    • May 5
    • Midnight to midnight on the giving day by credit card, Mobile Wallet, or bank transfer
    • Minimum donation = $5
  • By Mail:
    • April 21 - May 5
    • Complete the mail-in donation form indicating the organization(s) and donation amount(s)
    • Write a single check for the total amount payable to “DCCF”
    • Mail check and form to DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178
  • By IRA via Mail:
    • By April 5 – initiate distribution with your IRA custodian directed to the DeKalb County Community Foundation
    • Complete the mail-in donation form indicating the organization(s) and donation amount(s)
    • April 21 - May 5 – Mail form to DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178
    • The distribution from your IRA should match the total amount you indicate on your mail-in form
  • Community Partners give to the Bonus Pool.
  • Donations made during Give DeKalb County leverage bonus funds.
  • The Bonus Pool is distributed proportionately.
  • EXAMPLE: If a nonprofit raises 2% of the Give DeKalb County grand total, they receive 2% of the Bonus Pool…if they raise 5% of the grand total, they receive 5% of the Bonus Pool.
  • No single organization may receive more than 7% of the total Bonus Pool in a given year.
  • Learn more about the Bonus Pool here.
  • DCNP has Give DeKalb County yard signs to be posted throughout DeKalb County. The yard sign distribution process will be communicated via email to Give DeKalb County contacts.
  • DCNP also owns Give DeKalb County banners that will be placed in geographically strategic locations for high visibility prior to the event.
  • DCNP coordinates training opportunities to help participating organizations prepare for Give DeKalb County.
  • On-demand videos are available on general topics to help prepare.
  • ‘Office Hours’ are also available for nonprofit participants to get individualized technical assistance about Give DeKalb County.
  • Learn more about training opportunities here!

Key Resources for Nonprofits New to Give DeKalb County

Here are some useful resources on the Give DeKalb County website to help you prepare!


  • Remember to use the blue chat bubble in the lower right hand corner of the Give DeKalb County website to contact the GiveGab support team.
    • They will provide individual assistance by chat or follow up via email.
  • You can also directly email GiveGab with questions at customersuccess@givegab.com.
  • Direct questions about your profile, administrator access, reports, website functionality, registration, and other technical questions to GiveGab.
  • Contact dcnp@dekalbccf.org with general questions about the giving day such as eligibility, Bonus Pool, etc.