Great Give Day

Great Give Day is a 24-hour, online giving day established by Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque in 2014 to celebrate and support local nonprofits and build a stronger community. The fourth annual Great Give Day, presented in partnership with Theisen’s Home*Farm*Auto, wrapped up at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017, with 2,317 gifts and a final reconciled total of $380,899 raised for Northeast Iowa nonprofits, breaking last year’s record of $367,453. This includes $26,550 in local corporate sponsorships. 

In 2017, 153 nonprofits participated in Great Give Day, up from 114 in 2016. Since 2014, Great Give Day has raised $1,262,455 for local nonprofits. The Community Foundation thanks the many generous corporate sponsors, donors and participating nonprofits that made Great Give Day 2017 a success.

Click here to read more about Great Give Day 2017.

Our Platform Provider

We have contracted with CiviCore, a reputable technology provider, to create the giving platform for Great Give Day. CiviCore has thorough knowledge of giving day events and facilitates some of the most popular giving days across the country, including Colorado Gives and Amplify Austin

To learn more about CiviCore, please visit their website.

Nonprofit Registration

Any registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that holds an endowed fund with the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque may participate in Great Give Day. Contact Wendy Sweeney for more information. The deadline to register is March 29, 2018. 

For further information--or to establish an endowment fund at the Community Foundation--please contact Wendy Sweeney at 563.588.2700 or

History of Great Give Day

2017 153 $380,899
2016 114 $367,453
2015 100 $319,263
2014 53 $205,630



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