About Us

Building a strong Dubuque region for today, tomorrow and forever

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque envisions a vibrant and inclusive Dubuque region where everyone can thrive. Since 2002, we have inspired people to give back to their community, and we turn this generosity into lasting change across our region, increasing access to resources and opportunities that help all people succeed. 

With our affiliate foundations across the seven-county Dubuque region, we chart clear paths forward that address complex social challenges, from academic achievement to economic opportunity. We are committed to engaging, listening to and learning from all corners of the community to understand its most pressing needs today and tomorrow — and then building the partnerships and assets necessary to address them. 

Generosity and collaboration fuel everything we do, and everyone has something to contribute. Contact us to learn about the many ways we are building a strong, thriving Greater Dubuque for all—and how you can donate your time, talents, and dollars to transform our region.

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
  • Nonprofits
  • Affiliate foundations
  • Professional advisors

Our Mission:

Strengthen communities and inspire giving.

Our Vision:

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

Our Values:

  • Equity and Opportunity: Our region’s future depends on ensuring everyone can thrive. We value the voices of all community members, because each is critical to removing barriers and opening access to opportunity.
  • Collaboration: We believe communities that come together in service of a shared vision achieve great things. By forging strategic partnerships, we can listen to and learn from one another to create solutions to Greater Dubuque’s needs.
  • Stewardship: We believe in meeting the highest ethical and professional standards in all aspects of our work, from our relationships to our operations. Working with us ensures top-tier investment and fiduciary oversight that drives transformative impact.
  • Knowledge: We are a learning organization, continuously collecting data and insights from all corners of the community. Sharing this information and applying it throughout our work helps build our region’s capacity to identify challenges and succeed together.

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