Give to Create Community Impact
From arts to youth, everywhere you look, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque works to improve the quality of life. Each year, the Foundation makes Community Impact Grants to nonprofit organizations in the tri-state area. We also manage funds tailored to the specific interests of donors, which support a broad array of causes.
An Active Steward
The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque is a "give-through" rather than a "give-to" organization, fundraising not for our own operations but rather to develop funds that are distributed locally. Through our grants, we help community organizations increase their capacity to serve. We believe in the expertise and creativity of nonprofit organizations, and provide support to help them do what they do best.
The Community Foundation also works to strengthen nonprofits by offering a variety of training programs and networking opportunities that build their capacities and organizational structures. We regularly evaluate nonprofits to which we give to assure our donors and ourselves that funds produce the maximum benefit for improving lives.
The Foundation brings donors together with nonprofit leaders to discuss challenges and to find creative solutions using the wisdom of both the private and public sectors. In all our activities, we strive to make a difference in the lives of the people who live, work and play in the greater Dubuque area.