About Us

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque strengthens communities and inspires giving.

At the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, we are passionate about creating a strong, thriving and vibrant region by inspiring community members to give, making grants to strengthen nonprofits, and investing in long-term community initiatives. 

Community Giving

The Community Foundation is here to help you give back to your community. Whether you already know what causes you want to support—or need guidance in determining the greatest local needs—we specialize in crafting giving plans unique to your interests and financial situation. From gifts of grain to IRA Charitable Rollovers, your giving options are endless and, through the power of endowment, can benefit our region forever. 

Strong Nonprofits

We believe strong nonprofits build strong communities. In addition to connecting generous community members to local causes, we make strategic grants to support nonprofits and provide resources and training to strengthen their operations and staff, today and for years to come.

Lasting Impact

The Foundation also brings together community members and organizations to create greater good, addressing complex community challenges to build a thriving, resilient region. Through initiatives focused on economic opportunity, academic achievement, and equity and inclusion, we are creating strategic partnerships, providing a safe place for difficult conversations and leading the way to create lasting systems change. 

Through philanthropy, grant making and community impact work, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque is committed to enriching the lives of those living in the seven-county area we serve.

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque meets national standards and is a qualified community foundation in the State of Iowa. For more information about community foundations, visit the Council on Foundations.

We Serve:

  • Individual donors, families and private foundations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Affiliate foundations
  • Professional advisors

Our Vision:

A vibrant and inclusive Greater Dubuque region with resources and opportunities for all

Our Values:

  • Our work will ensure continual improvement in communities and the lives of people in our region.
  • We embrace the benefits of diversity and inclusion.
  • We value informed and collaborative leadership.
  • We pursue more effective change through excellence and innovation.

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