COVID-19 Recovery Grants Available

When a disaster happens, our community wants to help. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Disaster Recovery Fund provides grants focused on reducing the economic and health impacts on vulnerable populations.

A team of community leaders and grantmakers is working together to identify grant recipients with deep roots in the community and experience to deliver support and services to vulnerable populations at moments of crisis.


Grants are provided to community-based organizations/service providers active in current response and/or preparation in the areas of economic and health impacts for vulnerable populations.

Grants are made only to cover needs that are not being met by existing local, state and federal resources and programs. Initial grants are awarded outside of an application process to provide flexible support to trusted partners quickly and are provided for direct client assistance and/or organization capacity needs due to demands of the disaster.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for Disaster Recovery Funds, click here to use the grant interface. Enter access code COVID19.


Our grantmaking committee includes two community leaders plus representatives of:

  • Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
  • United Way of Dubuque Tri-States
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque
  • UnityPoint Health Visiting Nurse Association


Grants from the Disaster Recovery Fund for COVID-19 response may be awarded on a rolling basis as the committee continues to assess the evolution of the disaster and community needs.


(Access code COVID19)

If you have questions about grants for nonprofits, please contact Peter Supple at or 563-588-2700.

Looking for loans for your nonprofit during COVID-19?

Click here to download a resource from the National Council of Nonprofits with options under the CARE Act.

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