Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque awards $34,330 to local nonprofits through Community Impact Grants Program

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) recently announced 11 nonprofit recipients of 2018 CFGD Community Impact Grants totaling $34,330. Now in its 14th year, the Community Impact Grant program is funded by gifts to the Foundation’s Community Impact Fund.

The goal of the grant program is to improve policies and practices affecting the Greater Dubuque community and to have the greatest possible impact. Unlike many grant programs, Community Impact Grants focus on building capacity of local nonprofits by supporting training and development, collaboration and coaching, research and planning, and operations.

The 2018 Community Impact Grant recipients are:

  • City of Cascade - $4,200 
    Project: The Cascade Heart and Soul 
  • Clayton County Development Group - $3,000
    Project: Workforce roadmap for sustainability
  • Council of Social Agencies/ Getting Ahead Program - $4,025
    Project: The Clinton Getting Ahead Training Expansion 
  • Dubuque Museum of Art - $2,910
    Project: Art in Action Multicultural education program  
  • East Central Development Corporation - $3,000
    Project: Inclusive Dubuque and Beyond! 
  • Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center - $2,300
    Project: Board and Director development training
  • Junior Achievement of the Heartland - $1,000
    Project: Core-Mission programs in Clayton County
  • Northeast Iowa Community College - $6,000
    Project: The Career Learning Link in Dubuque County
  • Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation and Development, Inc. - $2,195
    Project: Building RC&D capacity through training and accreditation 
  • St. Mark Youth Enrichment - $2,100
    Project: Storytelling to Grow Impact 
  • Stonehill Franciscan Services - $3,600
    Project: Leadership Development Program 

The Community Impact Grant program was established in 2004 and is made possible by donations from community members to the Foundation’s Community Impact Fund. Annual payouts from this endowment fund have supported a total of $451,972 in grants to local nonprofits. This is one of several CFGD grant programs that, combined with dollars from funds established by donors and nonprofits at the Foundation, has distributed more than $35 million to nonprofits since the Foundation’s inception in 2002, including $5.5 million last year alone. 

“Donations to the Community Impact Fund build a sustainable source of income that provides a safety net for future needs,” says Nancy Van Milligen, CFGD president and CEO. “Thanks to the power of endowments and the kindness of our community members, this fund is building the capacity of nonprofits so they can deliver critical services to our community for years to come.”

For more information about Community Impact Grants, please contact Katie Decker, CFGD grants management coordinator, at 563.588.2700 or

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