Great Give Day

Great Give Day is a 24-hour, online giving day established by Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque in 2014 to celebrate and support local nonprofits and build a stronger community. The fifth annual Great Give Day, presented in partnership with Theisen’s Home*Farm*Auto, wrapped up at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2018, with 2,505 gifts and a final reconciled total of $230,801 raised for Northeast Iowa nonprofits. This includes $27,250 in local corporate sponsorships. 

Since 2014, Great Give Day has raised $1,504,046 for local nonprofits. The Community Foundation thanks the many generous corporate sponsors, donors and participating nonprofits that make Great Give Day a success.

Our Platform Provider

We have contracted with CiviCore, a reputable technology provider, to create the giving platform for Great Give Day. CiviCore has thorough knowledge of giving day events and facilitates some of the most popular giving days across the country, including Colorado Gives and Amplify Austin

To learn more about CiviCore, please visit their website.

Nonprofit Registration

Any registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that holds an endowed fund with the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque may participate in Great Give Day. Contact Wendy Sweeney for more information. Registration for the 2019 event will open February 4, 2019.

For further information--or to establish an endowment fund at the Community Foundation--please contact Wendy Sweeney at 563.588.2700 or

History of Great Give Day

2018 157 $230,801
2017 153 $380,899
2016 114 $367,453
2015 100 $319,263
2014 53 $205,630



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