Grants for Tech Applications Due September 23

Katie Decker 
Grants Management Coordinator

For immediate release:

Dubuque, IA — The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque is still accepting applications for the Grants for Tech program — although the deadline is fast approaching. Dubuque nonprofits, including 501(c)3 tax-exempt organizations, schools, churches and government entities, are encouraged to submit their applications by Monday, September 23, for this innovative grant program that funds technology improvements.

Established in 2017 as a partnership between the Community Foundation and the University of Dubuque, Grants for Tech helps nonprofits receive expert technology assessments to reveal where grant funding will have the greatest impact.

Following the assessment, organizations can decide whether to apply for an implementation grant to reduce the financial burden of implementing projects identified in the assessment. Awards range from $2,000 to $10,000. Once grants are awarded, University of Dubuque students provide project management during their second semester to implement the recommended projects.


Organizations must be located in Dubuque to apply. Eligible organizations include 501(c)3 nonprofits, churches, schools or government entities that do not employ IT staff. Organizations can only submit one application per year and must operate in a manner that no applicable anti-discrimination laws are violated. 

Matching Funds Requirement

All applicants for implementation grants will be required to contribute matching funds. Organizations with annual operating budgets above $500,000 must provide a dollar-for-dollar match (100% of the funding). Organizations with annual operating budgets below $500,000 must match 50 cents on the dollar (50% of the funding).

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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.