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Project HOPE

The day after he graduated from Hempstead High School, Justin Beck started a full-time job as a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinist at Decker Precision Machining in Peosta—no small feat in an economy in which few high school students can find even part-time summer jobs.

Green and Healthy Homes Initiative

Dawn Close’s 1925 bungalow-style house has a beautiful front porch and plenty of curb appeal. Unfortunately, it was also costing her $1,000 a year in heating bills. “The windows were original to the house and the insulation was quite old as well,” says Dawn. “I didn’t really know where to begin.”

Every Child / Every Promise

Ruben VanDasselaar, a sixth grader at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, used to go home after school and watch TV.

Crescent Community Health Center

For Chiquitta Carroll, a self-employed professional hair stylist in Dubuque, finding affordable and convenient health care was a challenge. Public transportation limited her choice of providers and as a mother of four, she had additional concerns.

Dubuque Community School District Foundation

Deb Stevens says her first instrument when she was growing up in Detroit was the garage. “From trash can lids to wood piles, I made music with whatever I could find,” she says.

The McCarthy Center for Nonprofits

Art Roche is passionate about his role as board chair for Opening Doors, a local nonprofit founded to assist women needing emergency or transitional housing for reasons other than domestic violence. 

Women's Giving Circle

At the end of the 20th century, thanks to increased income and education, women had capacity like never before. They had gained control over their finances and, consequently, their philanthropy.

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FFDC - Good Neighbor Society

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ACCF - American Legion Grant

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10 Years of Giving and Growing

Nancy Van Milligen, President/CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and others discuss the impact that the CFGD has had in the last 10 years of giving and growing.


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Founded in 2002, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque strengthens communities and inspires giving. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life throughout Northeast Iowa by serving donors, making grants to local nonprofit organizations, and providing community leadership through convening and collaboration. Guided by the values of integrity, equity and inclusion, collaboration, excellence and innovation, we seek to ensure a vibrant and inclusive Greater Dubuque region with resources and opportunity for all.