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A message from President and CEO Nancy Van Milligen: Generosity drives our work

Thanks to the support of our donors, national foundations have taken notice of our work, providing significant funding to help us broaden our impact.

Maximizing deductions under new tax laws

Combining multiple years of charitable contributions into one tax year can help surpass the new standard deduction threshold.

A win-win way to give

IRA rollover gifts have numerous benefits for donors and the community.

The Joy of Giving

Charitable giving runs deep in Jim Theisen’s family. Now he is thinking about the impact he can make for years to come.

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Jim Theisen Shares the Joy of Giving

Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque President & CEO Nancy Van Milligen and founding board member John O'Connor reflect on founding board member Jim Theisen's contributions to the foundation

A community engaged

Small undertakings like a recent program in the Washington neighborhood can play big roles in broad efforts to positively impact communities

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Vision to Learn Fall 2018 Impact

The Community Foundation has partnered with Vision to Learn to make a difference for children in our region who need glasses to succeed.


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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.