Grant Opportunities

Community Impact Grants are awarded from the unrestricted funds of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque to improve policies and practices affecting the Greater Dubuque community and have the greatest possible impact.

Application Due: July 21

The River Bluff Community Foundation (RBCF), founded in 2005, distributes funds annually from earnings to fulfill its mission to build endowments, serve as a resource for community needs, and assist donors in creating giving options. In order to serve this mission, the River Bluff Community Foundation is committed to making grants that will have a maximum positive impact on the cities of Clinton and Camanche. The River Bluff Community Foundation offers the Impact Grant as a way of partnering with community organizations to enhance and improve the general quality of life.

Application Due: March 15

C&B Better is a new initiative spearheaded by the employees of Cottingham & Butler to support community needs that are in alignment with our company’s mission and core values. 

Application Due: January 31, April 30, July 31

Grants for Tech is a grant program that provides nonprofit organizations with technology assessments and matching grants to strengthen their operations.

Application Due: September 25

The Women's Giving Circle awards grants to support projects or programs your organization serves to gain self-sufficiency and/or significantly addresses barriers to opportunity for women and children.

Application Due: April 15

The YAPPERS’ annual grants program aims to provide Dubuque County youth-serving agencies with the opportunity to strengthen and grow their programs.

Application Due: March 8

Mediacom's Arts and Culture Grant Cycle provides funding annually to Dubuque arts and "non-arts organizations" to support a distinct aspect of the organization’s arts activities, such as a one-time event, a single production, an exhibition, an educational seminar, or series of related arts activities, such as art classes or training sessions. Note: Following 2020 awards, Mediacom will no longer be hosting this grant opportunity.

The Theisen’s More for Your Community corporate grant program grants to agencies to jumpstart and/or sustain projects that most effectively, directly serve the basic needs of families and children, which includes food, shelter, education, safety and health.

Application Due: Aug. 31

The family of Judi Chandlee, a longtime Dubuque Community School District teacher, has established an endowed (permanent) fund in her memory, with the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (FDPS). This fund supports annual classroom grants to teachers across the district. A minimum of $5,000 will be distributed each year to fund equipment, supplies, or innovative educational experiences in Dubuque’s public schools.  

Application Due: July 16

Grants for community development, community promotions, community education and similar matters which benefit persons residing in Allamakee County, Iowa.

Application Due: February 24


CFGD Grant Resources

Grant Reporting

All grant reports are available in the Grant Management System following announcement of award. Please reference the Reporting Tutorial document for instruction. 

Grant Reviewers

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Grant Applicants

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