Ways to Donate During Give DeKalb County 2022


  • Online: www.GiveDeKalbCounty.org
    • Midnight to midnight on the giving day by credit card or bank transfer
    • Minimum donation = $5
  • By ACH: You can also make a donation directly from your bank account using Plaid with a donation minimum of $100. Learn more by viewing this article.
  • By Mobile Wallet: Give DeKalb County allows you to make donations using Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Microsoft Pay if they are enabled on your device.
  • By Mail: Complete the mail-in donation form indicating the organization(s), and donation amount(s), then write a single check for the total amount payable to “DCCF.” Mail check and donation form to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178 - postmarked April 21 - May 5.
  • By IRA: You may use your IRA during Give DeKalb County. A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is a transfer of funds from your IRA custodian payable to a qualified charitable organization. By April 5, initiate the distribution with your IRA custodian--directed to the DeKalb County Community Foundation. Then complete the mail-in donation form and mail it to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178 - postmarked April 21 - May 5. The distribution from your IRA should match the total amount you indicate on your mail-in form.

We are not hosting an in-person donation option. You can donate online using computer, tablet, or mobile device. You may also donate by mail. If you live locally and prefer to deliver your donation personally rather than use the mail, feel free to bring your mail-in donation form and check to the DeKalb County Community Foundation. There is a secure exterior dropbox to the right of our main entrance.

You can download and print a donation form. Complete the form indicating the organization(s), and donation amount(s), then write a single check for the total amount payable to “DCCF.” Your check and donation form can be mailed to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178.


Mail-in donations must be postmarked April 21 - May 5 to be included in Give DeKalb County.


Completed donation forms and checks may also be dropped off at the DeKalb County Community Foundation using the secure exterior dropbox to the right of our main entrance.


Donations will not appear on the website until the giving day on May 5. Depending on the volume of donations, there is no guarantee that donations postmarked after April 28 will be visible on the website by May 5. As mailed donations continue to arrive after the giving day, they will be added to the website and the leaderboard and organizational totals will continue to increase. All mailed donations must be postmarked between April 21 and May 5.

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