An initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

Project HOPE

Here for you. Alex Baum Director of Advocacy, Data and Learning 563-588-2700

We work to identify and break down barriers to economic opportunity and interrupt the cycle of poverty.

By reshaping the systems that provide pathways to economic opportunity — including education, employment, housing, health care and social services — and increasing access to financial institutions, we foster thriving, connected communities that are integral parts of a strong Dubuque region.

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Child Care Solutions

Our research identified a lack of child care options as one of the major factors impacting the quality of life for people in the Dubuque region. Our work has shifted the conversation about this resource and expanded options for families.

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Miquel Jackson Former Vice President, Dubuque NAACP

How We Make an Impact

By connecting residents with resources, we break down barriers to opportunity.


Youth who have reconnected with their education and earned high school diplomas or GEDs 


Tax returns filed for free in 2020


Brain health crisis information cards distributed to families in 2020


What role can you play?

We facilitate an array of community efforts to increase access to opportunity for Dubuque region residents.

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Addressing Food Insecurity

During the pandemic of 2020, ongoing conversations with grocery and meal providers in the Dubuque region revealed opportunities to improve how residents in need can access a basic need: Food for them and their families.

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Frederick Hoag Participant in Project HOPE's Opportunity Dubuque program

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We take an equitable approach to economic opportunity by bridging gaps that divide residents and ensuring that resources people need are within reach.

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