Serving the Community is Our Purpose
Since its inception in 1996, the Community Foundation of DeKalb County has assisted 2,446 donors with their charitable giving. Our donors have created 93 permanent endowment funds to support the work of the community’s charitable organizations.
Our donors’ generosity has allowed the foundation to award:
- 2,877 grants totaling $11,463,517 to charitable organizations serving DeKalb County
- 713 educational scholarships totaling $1,821,110 to local students
The Steininger Center for the Community Foundation of DeKalb County provides office space for the Community Foundation, meeting space for community groups, and a landscaped outdoor plaza for gatherings large and small. The location on Auburn’s tree-lined South Main Street keeps community philanthropy at the forefront for everyone who passes by and increases awareness of the Community Foundation’s crucial role in local charitable giving.