Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque Awards $50K to Support Strong Nonprofits, Thriving Families, and Vibrant Culture

At its second annual Community Block Party, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) announced recipients of this year’s CFGD Community Impact Grants. Now in its 10th year, the Community Impact Grant program funds proposals in three priority areas:

  • Strong Nonprofits: Proposals that build capacity to meet community needs, create collective impact, and ensure collaborative data and investment in leadership.
  • Thriving Families: Proposals that build increased self-sufficiency, create success in the lives of young people, and ensure lasting commitment to healthy neighborhoods.
  • Vibrant Culture: Proposals that build appreciation for the arts, create opportunities for increased social offerings, and ensure openness to a growing diverse population.

Eric Dregne, vice president of strategic initiatives, announced grants totaling $50,090 to the following nonprofits and programs:

Dubuque Chorale -$1,340
Transportation for 800 eighth grade students to attend performances of “Let the River Run”

Green Dubuque - $3,000
Strategic planning and board development

Riverview Center - $3,750
Trauma-focused therapy in Clayton County

Studio Works -$5,000
Community mural project that promotes diversity and inclusion in Dubuque

St. Mark Youth Enrichment - $5,000
Professional development for St. Mark’s leadership team

Proudly Accessible Dubuque - $5,000
Support for organizational capacity to improve accessibility and make Dubuque welcoming for all

Junior Achievement of the Heartland - $5,000
Operational support of 97 Junior Achievement programs in Dubuque County Schools

Lutheran Services in Iowa - $7,000
Expand of wrap-around services for uninsured and underinsured families

Project Concern, Inc. - $15,000
Expand role of homelessness coordinator and programs

Since it was founded in 2003, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque has made over 134 Community Impact Grant awards totaling more than $325K.The grant program is made possible by donations to CFGD’s unrestricted funds.

“The Foundation is proud to build strong nonprofits, thriving families and vibrant culture through our Community Impact grant program,” says Nancy Van Milligen, CFGD president and CEO. “We could not be more grateful to the many donors that have made these grants possible.”

Please contact Eric Dregne, vice president of strategic initiatives, at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque at (563) 588-2700 or

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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.