National Interest ... Local Impact

This story is part of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque 2019 annual report.

Pictured above: A 2019 case study by Campbell University included the Community Foundation’s regional work as an example of how philanthropy can support rural vitality. Read more: dbqfoundation.org/campbellstudy​​​​​​​


Support from Foundations and Organizations

  • Anonymous Donor
  • CFLeads
  • City of Dubuque
  • Dubuque County
  • Dubuque Racing Association
  • Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
  • Iowa Council of Foundations
  • McDonough Charitable Foundation
  • Morgridge Family Foundation
  • The Nathan Cummings Foundation
  • Orton Family Foundation
  • State of Iowa
  • Walmart Foundation

$1.2 million
Grant dollars leveraged in 2019

13
National funders

16
Conferences and national gatherings attended


Outside Funders, Common Goals

Because community foundations are uniquely positioned to understand the needs of their regions, funders across the country look to them as partners in ensuring their grant dollars help address issues that have the biggest impact.

At the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, we have expanded our partnerships with national funders to secure additional resources that strengthen our region. In 2019, we leveraged $1.2 million in grants to address challenges like child care, disaster resiliency and building inclusive and equitable workplaces.

National partnerships grow our peer network, opening access not just to funding but also to knowledge. Our success tackling community issues has earned us a seat at the table among foundations working to improve lives in all parts of the country.

Combined with a strong base of local donors and partners, national support enhances our efforts, deepens our impact and props us up as an example from which other organizations can build their own strategies for transformational change.


“We are committed to supporting leaders who make a difference, and the Community Foundation has demonstrated multiple times their ability to achieve results in Dubuque.”

Carrie Morgridge
Vice President and Chief Disruptor
Morgridge Family Foundation

View the full 2019 annual report.

Press Contact

Jeff Danna
Communications Manager
jeff@dbqfoundation.org
563.588.2700

About Us
The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque envisions a vibrant and inclusive Dubuque region where everyone can thrive. Since 2002, we have inspired people to give back to their community, and we turn this generosity into lasting change across our region, increasing access to resources and opportunities that help all people succeed. 

Connect with us to learn about the many ways we are building a strong, thriving Greater Dubuque for all.

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