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. Donors can give by check or can donate online during the 24-hour giving day.
  • Online:
    • May 6
    • Midnight to midnight on the giving day by credit card, Mobile Wallet, or bank transfer
    • Minimum donation = $5
  • By Mail:
    • April 22 - May 6
    • Complete the 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
  • Community Partners give to the Bonus Pool.
  • Every donation made during Give DeKalb County leverages 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.
  • 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 in April.
  • 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
  • Any questions about your profile, administrator access, reports, website functionality, registration, and other technical questions should be directed to GiveGab.
  • General questions about the giving day such as eligibility, Bonus Pool, etc. can be directed to