An Affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

Foundation for the Future of Delaware County

Here for you. Amanda Diers Executive Director, Foundation for the Future of Delaware County 563-880-3816

We can each make an impact.

We bring community members together around a shared vision for our county – a place where all  people  feel welcome and have the opportunity to thrive.

Our Stories

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Featured Testimonial

A Vision for the Future

The support among neighbors motivated Art and Betty Fudge to start the Edgewood Future Fund to support the future needs of the community they love. “For a small community, Edgewood has a lot of people who are interested in making it better,” says Betty. Read more. 


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  $13,000 for participating Delaware County nonprofits in 2021
  • Tools to help strengthen boards

Learn more. 


Our Grants for Nonprofits

Foundation for the Future of Delaware County Grants

Grant Details / Apply

Grant Highlight

Prioritizing Youth Brain Health

After learning from local law enforcement, medical staff and school leaders about the importance of mental health, we awarded a grant to West Delaware schools to help students focus and self-regulate their emotions, creating learning environments where all students feel safe and welcome. 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.

$3 Billion

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

$148 Million

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

$6.3 Million

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

Learn more about transfer of wealth in Delaware 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.


Our Family of Funds

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

Give Now

Board of Directors

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

  • Vicki Spellerberg Chair
  • Megan McKenzie Vice Chair
  • Jerry Burke
  • Tanya Burnett
  • Jill Buschman
  • Julie Frick
  • Sarah Helle
  • Jackie Johnson
  • Tom McDonald