The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque is committed to dramatically changing the odds for Greater Dubuque’s youth by ensuring they have exceptional, inclusive learning and development opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.
Today our students are less prepared than their parents or their international peers to be productive citizens, neighbors and employees. A strong beginning in early childhood and educational success for children from all neighborhoods builds the foundation for healthy citizens and a quality workforce. Investing in children early helps them arrive ready to learn at every step in order to ensure success.
A gift to the Greater Dubuque Children Forever Fund allows the Foundation to support the equitable, successful development of Dubuque youth, investing in social change to:
- Provide opportunities for students to improve their academic achievement through tutoring, mentorship and engaging extra-curricular programming
- Empower great leaders to contribute to a brighter future for young people
- Invest strategically and grant generously to youth-serving community organizations
- Tackle the biggest barriers to our children’s success and unlock their potential
- Align leadership and philanthropy with an urgent community priority: improving early care and learning for children birth through eight years of age, ensuring that all children are ready to succeed in kindergarten
- Invest in initiatives like the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and Local College Access Network
- Inform and engage business and community leaders by sharing the needs of children and their families as well as promising solutions
- Encourage collaboration among stakeholders by supporting partnerships with common goals, shared measurement, mutually reinforcing activities and continuous communication
- Support a coordinated approach to local efforts through investment in coordinated and/or shared data and evaluation
The Greater Dubuque Children’s Forever Fund is a field of interest fund within the Greater Dubuque Forever Fund. Gifts may be eligible for Endow Iowa State Tax Credits.
Future generations are counting on us. Your support of the Forever Fund enables you to be part of something bigger, forever.