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Keith and Kathy Garms: Promoting an engaged and vibrant community

When Keith and Kathy Garms married 44 years ago, he was completing his military service and she was a new college graduate.

Harpers Ferry Boosters: It takes a village to shape a vision for our future

Since hosting its first ice cream social for local community members nearly three decades ago, Harpers Ferry Boosters Inc. has been making things happen in its small community one bake sale at a time.

Thanks to you... Local culture and beauty will endure forever.

Howard and Dorothy McLean’s gift to the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens helped the nonprofit leverage an additional $30,000 in grant dollars for its endowment fund.

Thanks to you… Our community will be equitable and inclusive.

To develop a baseline understanding of equity and inclusion in our community, Inclusive Dubuque facilitated an equity profile process. Community members shared their perspectives through dialogues and surveys in seven focus areas ranging from education to economic wellbeing.

Thanks to you... Young people will pursue their dreams.

Ruth Turnis created a family fund at the Community Foundation to support scholarships for Northeast Iowa Community College students pursuing careers in health care.

Thanks to you...Better technology will strengthen nonprofits.

Dave and Liz Cushman worked with the Community Foundation to bring their innovative technology grants program to life.

Thanks to you...Nonprofits are more efficient and effective.

The Community Foundation’s Grants to Green program made it possible for the Bell Tower Theater to lower its energy bills by purchasing energy-efficient LED stage lighting.


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Help your neighbors in need during COVID-19

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque has activated the Greater Dubuque Disaster Recovery Fund in partnership with the United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States to provide a coordinated response to COVID-19. More than $550,000 has been raised so far to address pressing needs. Please consider a gift of any amount.