Benjamin Franklin once said “An Investment in knowledge always pays the best interest”. With that in mind, the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools is investing their fundraising efforts in growing an endowment for the Dubuque Community School District. The FDPS endowment is a permanent fund that is invested in order to provide annual grant awards to Dubuque’s public schools now and FOREVER. These grants will support programs and projects that are not sufficiently funded by our tax dollars for current students and generations to come. Examples of eligible projects include school field trips, updated books and technology, after-school programming, classroom grants, innovative curriculum, and support for music, theater, art, and cultural education. We want to make sure that these “extras” are available to Dubuque’s students so that our schools will continue to be attractive to families and our children will always have a competitive edge.