Affiliate Foundations

Impact across our region.

A regional approach to addressing complex challenges.

Our eight affiliate foundations represent our commitment to working together as one region of interconnected communities.

As a region, we rely on one another for resources like jobs, child care and health care – so individual communities’ successes and challenges ripple throughout our seven-county area.

Find out more about our regional work.

Here for you. Sheila Kramer Tjaden Director of Affiliate Foundations sheila@dbqfoundation.org 563-588-2700

Our Affiliates

Meet our eight affiliate foundations.

Stronger together.

We bring together leaders from our seven-county area to strengthen relationships, share ideas and address common challenges.

Counties Served

  • Allamakee
  • Clayton
  • Clinton
  • Delaware
  • Dubuque
  • Jackson
  • Jones

Our affiliate foundations will always tackle unique, local issues, and they also are finding new ways to build a strong region through collaboration.

Our Support

Leading with confidence.

Shared challenges and solutions

We envision that through our Regional Roundtable network, leaders will have the knowledge, relationships and resources necessary to improve the quality of life for everyone in our rural communities.

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Models that work

Our affiliates address complex social challenges, from academic achievement to economic opportunity. Working together, we learn from one another and develop best practices for tackling our shared challenges. With support from our staff, our affiliates have launched local initiatives supporting youth, families and communities.

Our initiatives

The power of endowment

With over 600 endowment funds that support quality of life and basic needs in communities across our region, our affiliates are able to offer donors the generous Endow Iowa 25% state tax credit.

Endow Iowa

An equitable, inclusive region

The Rural Equity Network was created to strengthen collaboration within and between our affiliates and community partners by exploring topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion to build informed and equitable rural communities.

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Through endowment funds, proven models, resources and professional support, our affiliates can lead community initiatives with confidence.

Financial Support

Making grants to support the region's greatest needs.

We are committed to strengthening our communities through philanthropy. Local leaders know how this support can best impact their communities.

$113 Million Total Assets
$34 Million Affliate Assets Appoximately 30% of our assets are held by our affiliates foundations.

Affiliate Financial Breakdown

$54.7 Million

Total Grant Amount Awarded Region-Wide Since 2002.

19,500

Grants Awarded Region-Wide Since 2002.