Community Impact Grants

Application Available: 
July 1
Application Due: 
July 21

Community Impact Grants are awarded from the unrestricted funds of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque to improve policies and practices affecting the Greater Dubuque community and have the greatest possible impact. View full 2021 grant guidelines.

Organizations must be located in and serve Clayton, Clinton, or Dubuque counties and fulfill one of the following requirements: hold an endowment fund with CFGD or one of its affiliates or be partnering on one of the foundation's initiatives (Inclusive Dubuque, Every Child Reads, Project HOPE, Brain Health, DCAN, Heart and Soul) to be eligible for the Community Impact Grants.

CIG projects can focus on a wide variety of topics, including:

Individual and team leadership: leadership development, management training, executive coaching, executive search/succession planning, organizational resilience, and board development.

Organization-wide planning and development: organizational assessment, strategic planning, business planning, fund development planning, capital campaign planning, HR and performance management systems, financial and budget systems development, gaining a deeper understanding of the financial situation and cost structure of the organization

Equity, diversity, and inclusion: assessment, planning, training, or other capacity- building focused on increasing stakeholder diversity, centering equity within organizations, and creating more inclusive policies and practices

Network development: network strategic planning, governance, and peer learning communities

Communications: strategic communications planning, crisis communications planning, marketing and brand strategy

Evaluation and learning planning: organization-wide evaluation and learning planning, comprised of projects that develop a learning culture or system; include stakeholder voices, and institute feedback loops.

Digital and physical security: projects that plan for systems and processes to increase organizational security in the face of threats

Give to the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque’s Community Impact Grant Fund.

For questions about grant applications, please contact Angie Wille at angie@dbqfoundation.org or call 563.588.2700.

CFGD Grant Resources

Grant Reporting

All grant reports are available in the Grant Management System following announcement of award. Please reference the Reporting Tutorial document for instruction. 

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