An Affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

Community Foundation of Jackson County

Here for you. Lori Loch Executive Director, Community Foundation of Jackson County 563-588-2700
700 Locust St., Ste. 195, Dubuque, IA 52001

Forging partnerships across the community.  

The Community Foundation of Jackson County was established to make a positive impact, nurture charitable giving, enrich quality of life and promote a sense of community now and in the future.

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Featured Testimonial

A Legacy of Love for Community

“We are very glad we moved here. It’s a welcoming community, and it’s absolutely our home,” say Ted and Diana Strait of Maquoketa. “Starting our fund is the best way we can think of to say thank you.” 

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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  $19,000 for participating Jackson County nonprofits in 2021
  • Tools to help strengthen boards

Learn more


Our Grants for Nonprofits

PBnJ Youth Philanthropy Board in Jackson County Grants

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Community Foundation of Jackson County Grants

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Grant Highlight

Supporting Critical Services

“Thanks to the generous grant from the Foundation, not only are we able to grow the program faster than initially expected, but we also will be able to help finance the initial costs of equipment and training.” -Joe Deppe, Springbrook EMS

Image courtesy of the Bellevue Herald-Leader

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.

$3.2 Billion

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

$160 Million

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

$6.8 Million

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

Learn about transfer of wealth in Jackson County.

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

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Our Family of Funds

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

Give Now

Board of Directors

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

  • Ann Burns President
  • Tom Feuerbach Vice President
  • Angie Burmahl
  • Kylie Gerardy
  • Gary Penniston
  • Bob Ploessl
  • Josh Reicks