An Affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

River Bluff Community Foundation

Here for you. Alethea Cahoy Executive Director, River Bluff Community Foundation 563.321.0317
P.O. Box 1152, 333 4th Avenue South, Clinton, IA 52733

Leadership. Philanthropy. Community.

The River Bluff Community Foundation builds endowments, serves as a resource for community needs, and assists donors.

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Featured Testimonial

Making a Difference, Together

“I want to encourage other 'ordinary' people to see that there are ways they can give back too," says Martha Bonte, donor and Foundation emeritus board member. "We all have the capacity to make a difference. If you have a vision for making our community a better place, the River Bluff Community Foundation can help you.” 

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 $16,800 for participating rural Clinton area nonprofits in 2021
  • Tools to help strengthen boards

Learn more.


Our Grants for Nonprofits

River Bluff Community Foundation Grants

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Grant Highlight

Women Workforce Ready

The Community Foundation partners with organizations to seed new ideas or grow existing programs. A 2021 grant to the Clinton YWCA will do just that by supporting Women Workforce Ready, a program to serve 75 women and children by providing housing, health care, education opportunities and 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.

$9.3 Billion

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

$463 Million

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

$19 Million

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

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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 Clinton area.

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 River Bluff Community Foundation.

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Board of Directors

Our board works to help us achieve our mission of improving quality of life in the Clinton area.

  • Tara VanDerLeest President
  • Dennis Lauver Vice President
  • Julie Dunn
  • Cheryl Frey
  • David Pillers
  • Jon Thoms