An Affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

Jones County Community Foundation

Here for you. Doug Edel Executive Director, Jones County Community Foundation 319-481-9182
700 Locust St., Ste. 195, Dubuque, IA 52001

We inspire giving and build stronger communities.

We connect local generosity with community needs. We work with donors to foster private giving. We lead nonprofits and community partners to improve economic well being and quality of life for Jones County residents.

Our Stories

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

Featured Testimonial

Supporting Community, Honoring a Loved One

“I love this endowment because it helps to give back to our community and keep my dad's memory alive," says Tyler Schneider of his father's memorial endowment. "It makes me feel good to give back to the community that gave me so much.”  Learn 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  $14,000 for participating Jones County nonprofits in 2021
  • Tools to help strengthen boards

Learn more


Our Grants for Nonprofits

Anamosa Community Foundation Grants

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Jones County Community Foundation Grants

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Grant Highlight

Preparing Students for Success

“4-H touches a lot of different types of families, upbringings and financial situations. Our goal is to be a consistent and welcoming outlet,” says Molly Schmitt, Jones County Youth Program Coordinator. The Community Foundation gave a grant to Jones County 4-H to help purchase STEM materials and support a program where teens teach community members computer skills. 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.

$3.3 Billion

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

$165 Million

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

$7 Million

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

Learn about transfer of wealth in Jones County.

We are your partner in helping your clients support causes they care about 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 Jones 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 Jones County Community Foundation.

Give Now

Board of Directors

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

  • Janet Martin President
  • Mindy Wilcox Vice President
  • Patty Manuel Secretary
  • Jim Eichhorn
  • Janet Sanborn
  • Jim Luckstead
  • Greg Kromminga
  • Trish Laetare
  • Jessica Nicely
  • Janine Sulzner
  • Rachel VonBehren