An Affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

Allamakee County Community Foundation

Here for you. Betty Steege Foundation Coordinator, Allamakee County Community Foundation 563-586-2046
PO Box 332, Waukon, IA 52172

We exist to improve and enhance Allamakee County for all.

It is the heart of how we live our values, deliver on our purpose and achieve growth.

Our Stories

Stay up to date with the latest news and relevant information from the Allamakee County Community Foundation.

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Featured Testimonial

Envisioning A Brighter Tomorrow 

In an effort to create awareness and provide education about mental health issues, Becky Decker and Shelly Howe started Mental Health Today, the Matt Howe Tribute Endowment. “Without the Community Foundation, we wouldn’t have the vehicle for this,” Howe says. 

Strong Nonprofits

Helping You Achieve Your Mission

In addition to our annual grant making, we support area nonprofits through:

  • Trainings such as Board Boot Camp
  • Fundraising opportunities like Great Give Day, which raised  $7,000 for participating Allamakee County nonprofits in 2021
  • Tools to help strengthen boards

Learn more. 


Our Grants for Nonprofits

Allamakee County Community Foundation “Emerging Needs” Mini Grants

Grant Details / Apply

Allamakee County Community Foundation Grants

Grant Details / Apply
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Grant Highlight

New Albin Splash Pad

The Foundation prioritizes quality of life and community development, exemplified by an award for $18,000 toward the New Albin splash pad. “Things are tough for families, and the splash pad is accessible to everybody,” said Erin Iverson, Foundation board member. Learn more.

Professional Advisors

Passing down prosperity

We work with professional advisors, individuals and families to improve quality of life and secure our region’s strong future.

$2.1 Billion

Expected to transfer from one generation to the next through Allamakee County probate estates through 2049.

$105 Million

Secured forever if just 5% of the expected transfer is invested in an endowment.

$4.4 Million

Could be available annually for community projects and priorities, forever, figuring a 4.25% grant payout.

Learn about transfer of wealth in Allamakee County. 

We are your partner in helping your clients support the causes they care about most while leveraging maximum tax benefits.

Visit our professional advisor center.


Allamakee County Funds

Our funds were created by community leaders like you, with local roots and a vision for a stronger Allamakee County.

Make a Gift in Your Community

When people get involved in their communities, their communities change for the better. That’s why we need you to be part of the Allamakee Forever Fund.

Give Now

Board of Directors

Our board works to help us achieve our mission of improving quality of life in Allamakee County.

  • Brent Beyer Board Chair
  • Leah Benzing
  • Connie Bulman
  • Nick Erickson
  • Jim Johnson
  • Krista Rasque
  • Fern Rissman
  • Lisa Snitker
  • Betsy Whitlatch