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Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque


Theisen’s Home • Farm • Auto announces that 242 nonprofits in 24 Theisen’s store communities have received a total of $350,000 in awards through the company’s 2019 More for Your Community grant program. 

Nonprofits received their checks at More for Your Community grants celebrations hosted by local stores throughout Iowa and Wisconsin on Monday, November 11. Successful grant applicants demonstrated that their projects would serve basic needs, such as shelter and education; be matched strongly with local funds; and provide opportunities for those impacted to give back to the community.  

The Theisen’s More for Your Community corporate giving program is a partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, who administers the grant program.

Celebrating its eleventh year, the Theisen’s More for Your Community grant program has given away more than $2.5 million to support local nonprofits and the people they serve. Based on estimates in nonprofit grant applications, this year’s grants are expected to impact more than 550,000 community members.

“With this year’s grants of $350,000, we are simply giving back to our community and the people we serve,” said co-owner Jim Theisen. “We are so proud to support these organizations as they provide food, shelter, healthcare, safety and education to children and families in and near our store communities.”

Theisen’s Home • Farm • Auto is a four-generation family-owned business. Three generations of the Theisen family support this grant program, taking active roles in evaluating each year’s many applications. They also make annual site visits to nonprofit grantees to learn about community needs and to meet the nonprofit leaders serving our children and families.

The Theisen’s More for Your Community corporate giving program is a partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. The Community Foundation administers the grant program, accepting applications and making funding recommendations as part of its mission to strengthen communities and inspire giving. This year, 402 applications were received. Click to view the full list of grantees. 

“The Community Foundation is proud to provide efficient and effective grantmaking support to these generous corporate leaders as they give back to their communities,” said Community Foundation President and CEO Nancy Van Milligen.

Visit to learn more about the Theisen’s More for Your Community grant program. 

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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.