Deadline for Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teachers Classroom Grants is April 16th

DUBUQUE, IOWA—The Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (FDPS) will be accepting 2018 Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teachers Grant applications from February 15th through April 16th, 2018.  Certified teachers of the Dubuque Community School District are invited to apply for grant awards up to $500.

The application and guidelines are available at

Judi Chandlee served Dubuque’s students and families for more than 20 years as a kindergarten teacher at Eisenhower Elementary school.  She passed away in 2011, after battling cancer.  In 2017, the Chandlee family established an endowment in Judi’s memory to honor her 70th birthday and show support for all teachers and students in the district.

The Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teachers fund is an endowment, or permanent fund, invested with FDPS’ partner agency, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.  The annual earnings are used to provide classroom grants for teachers in the Dubuque Community School District, as overseen by FDPS.  Friends, family, school district staff, and the public are invited to make their own charitable gifts to this fund, in support of grants to teachers now, and forever.  

For more information, contact Jennifer Klinkhammer, FDPS executive director, at or 563.588.2700 or visit


The Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (FDPS) supports student academic achievement by promoting investment in the Dubuque public schools.  FDPS board members and staff fulfill this mission by securing financial gifts and grants for school programs and projects that reach beyond public tax dollars. Learn more at

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Founded in 2002, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque strengthens communities and inspires giving. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life throughout Northeast Iowa by serving donors, making grants to local nonprofit organizations, and providing community leadership through convening and collaboration. Guided by the values of integrity, equity and inclusion, collaboration, excellence and innovation, we seek to ensure a vibrant and inclusive Greater Dubuque region with resources and opportunity for all.