An Affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

Clayton County Foundation for the Future

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Here for you. Emily Sadewasser Executive Director, Clayton County Foundation for the Future 563-880-6044
700 Locust St., Ste. 195, Dubuque, IA 52001

We inspire giving and build stronger communities.

Clayton County Foundation for the Future works with donors, nonprofits, and community partners to connect important community needs with resources to improve quality of life for the 17,000 residents of our region.

Our Stories

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Featured Testimonial

Envisioning a Brighter Tomorrow

With support from the Foundation, residents of McGregor came together to create an endowment for their community after a devastating tornado. 

“The Alexander McGregor Endowment is a commitment to long-term planning, collective vision and sustainability. It calls us to reimagine the future and reconsider the possibilities for McGregor,” said committee member Cathy Denning. Learn more. 

Strong Nonprofits

Helping You Achieve Your Mission

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

  • Trainings such as Board Boot Camp
  • Fundraising opportunities like Great Give Day, which raised  $14,000 for participating Clayton County nonprofits in 2021
  • Tools to help strengthen boards

Learn more. 


Our Grants for Nonprofits

Clayton County Foundation for the Future Grants

Grant Details / Apply

Grant Highlight

Driftless Area Wetlands Centre

When the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre received a grant from the Clayton County Foundation for the Future, Alicia Mullarkey started to see its hands-on, inquiry-driven youth program materialize. “It’s been a huge success, and we’re really grateful for the support,” she says. “Having this kind of funding is really critical for us to get up and running.” Read 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.

$2.5 Billion

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

$125 Million

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

$5.3 Million

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

Learn about transfer of wealth in Clayton 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.


Clayton County Funds

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

Make An Impact 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 Clayton County Foundation for the Future.

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Board of Directors

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

  • Maria Brummel Board Co-Chair
  • Haleisa Johnson Board Co-Chair
  • Austin Coon
  • Darla Kelchen
  • Jordan Meyer
  • Kathy Mueller
  • Nicole Parker