Theisen's Home • Farm • Auto Awards $350,000 to Serve Basic Needs of Children and Families


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Peter Theisen, Marketing Promotions Specialist, Theisen’s Home • Farm • Auto, at 563.556.4738 or

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Theisen’s Home • Farm • Auto announces that 267 nonprofits in 24 Theisen’s store communities received $350,000 in grant awards through the company’s 2018 More for Your Community grants program. The full list of 2018 grant recipients is available online at

Twenty-one Dubuque area nonprofits received their grant checks at a More for Your Community grants celebration hosted by the Dubuque Theisen’s store at 2900 Dodge St. on Monday, November 12. 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.

Celebrating its tenth year, the Theisen’s More for Your Community grant program has given away $2,112,366 to support local nonprofit organizations and the people they serve. Based on estimates in nonprofit grant applications, the grants are expected to impact more than 700,000 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 nonprofit organizations as they provide food, shelter, healthcare, safety and education to children and families in and near to our store communities.”

The donors who support this grant program, including Jim and his sons Chris and Tony, take 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 (CFGD). CFGD administers the grant program, accepting applications and making funding recommendations as part of its mission to strengthen communities and inspire giving. This year, 462 applications were received.

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

Learn more about the Theisen’s More for Your Community Grant Program. The next funding cycle will open in May 2019.

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