Dyersville Area Community Foundation

The Dyersville Area Community Foundation connects donors with philanthropic causes they love.  Gifts to Foundation endowments have grown over the last ten years in large part because they are eligible for the 25% Endow Iowa tax credit.

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Past Editions:

08/25/2017 - Westhoffs give back in memory of 'caring mother, and trusted friend'.
02/17/2017 - Mark Singsank: Dedicated to local philanthropy
11/04/2016 - American Trust supports Dyersville’s future
08/26/2016 - ISU Study: Dubuque Co. Probated Estates Now Average $401K
06/10/2016 - Dyersville News: Lynn Westhoff remembered
02/26/2016 - Dyersville News: New Vienna VFW sign funded by DACF endowment
11/13/2015 - DACF News: Mt. Hope Association preserves local history

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Funds

Andy Gravel Memorial Fund Give Now
Beckman Catholic Schools Blazing Forward Endow Iowa Fund Give Now
Beckman Catholic Schools Endowment Fund Give Now
Beckman Catholic Schools Memorial Endow Iowa Fund Give Now
Dula Scherrman Memorial Endowment for Dyersville Area Historical Society Give Now
Dyersville Area Community Foundation Learn More | Give Now
Dyersville Area Community Foundation Non-Endowed Fund Give Now
Dyersville Area Historical Society Non-Endowed Fund Give Now
Dyersville Area Parks and Recreation Endowment Fund Give Now
Dyersville Grade-Level Reading Campaign Give Now
Dyersville Health Foundation Learn More | Give Now
Dyersville Progress Inc. Non-Endowed Fund Give Now
Farley Community Endowment Fund Give Now
Farley Garden Club Endowment Give Now
Ghost Players Endowment Fund for Baseball History Learn More | Give Now
Ghost Players Fund for Baseball History Give Now
Lynn Westhoff Memorial Endowment Learn More | Give Now
Mt. Hope Cemetery Endowment Fund Give Now
Nancy & Ken Dunkel Endowed Donor-Advised Fund Give Now
New Vienna Area Historical Society Endowment Fund Learn More | Give Now
Patricia A. Gassmann Endowment Fund Give Now
William & Claudia Heiderscheit Endowment Fund Give Now
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Grants

The Dyersville Area Community Foundation makes grants to nonprofits with a 501 C (3) status that are located in the communities of Dyersville, Earlville, Farley, Luxemburg, New Vienna, Petersburg, and Worthington. Applications are available in June and due in August. Grants are awarded in September. Learn more and apply for this grant ».

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Transfer of Wealth

Iowa Transfer of Wealth

Between the years of 2000-2049, Iowa can expect to see $531.7 billion transfer from one generation to the next through probate estates. In 2010 through 2019 alone, $74.43 billion is expected to pass to heirs.

Dubuque County Transfer of Wealth


During years 2010-2019, $ 1.78 billion is expected to transfer from one generation to the next through probate estates. Over the next 50 years, the estimated transfer of $12.6 billion.



Delaware County Transfer of Wealth


During years 2010-2019, $ 431 million is expected to transfer from one generation to the next through probate estates. Over the next 50 years, the estimated transfer of $2.9 billion.

Transfer of Wealth Dubuque and Delaware Counties State of Iowa
2010-2019 $ 2.21 billion $ 74.43 billion
2000-2049 $ 15.5 billion $ 531.7 billion

If just five percent of the projected transfer could be invested between now and 2050 at the Community Foundation in an endowment, nearly $775 million would be secured forever. Figuring a five percent grant payout, an estimated $38.8 million could be available annually to improve the quality of life in our community and secure our future.

For more information, please contact: DACF Executive Director Nancy Dunkel at (563) 599-7094.

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Dyersville Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

In fall 2014, an anonymous donor grant to the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque helped to expand the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading to Dyersville. In January 2015, stakeholders in Dyersville convened to learn more and committed to becoming a Campaign community. This collaborative effort by partners across the community is working to ensure that more children succeed in school and are prepared for college, a career and active citizenship. The campaign focuses on the most important predictor of school success and high school graduation: grade-level reading by the end of third grade.

Partners throughout Dyersville collaborated to create a Community Solutions Action Plan (CSAP), which is a comprehensive, realistic and sustainable plan to improve the reading proficiency of Dyersville students by the end of third grade. The CSAP focuses on three areas: school readiness, school attendance and summer learning.

Through the anonymous donor grant, Dyersville has been able to hire a coordinator to help facilitate the Campaign.

Download the Community Solutions Action Plan

Dyersville Campaign for Grade-Level Reading website

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Contact
Nancy Dunkel
Title Executive Director
Phone
563-599-7094
Address
1100 16th Ave Ct SE
Dyersville, IA 52040
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Board of Directors
  • Jeanne Coppola
  • Mike English
  • Sharon Gudenkauf
  • Carrie Koelker
  • Randy Ludwig
  • Lisa Maiers
  • Tim Pins
  • Elliot Salter
  • Dave Schroeder
  • Jeff Simon
  • Mary Ungs-Sogaard
  • Sheila Tegeler
  • Karla Thompson
  • Nancy Dunkel, Executive Director

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