Clayton County nonprofits raise more than $56,000 on Great Give Day


The Clayton County Foundation for the Future, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, is excited to announce that Clayton County nonprofits raised more than $56,000 on this year’s Great Give Day, which was held May 17.

The total includes a $3,000 matching gift from the Clayton County Foundation for the Future, in partnership with the Leroy and Colleen Darby Family endowment, which provided a $200 match for participating nonprofits that raised $250.

The following local nonprofits participated:

  • Alexander Mcgregor Endowment
  • Backbone Lake Friends
  • Central Community Scholarship Foundation
  • Clayton County Foundation for the Future
  • Elkader Opera House
  • Emma Big Bear Foundation
  • Ewalu Bible Camp & Retreat Center
  • Foundation of Cornerstone Communities
  • Froelich Foundation For the Preservation of Farm Tractor History, Inc
  • Garnavillo Historical Society
  • George Maier Rural Heritage Center
  • Guttenberg Fire Department
  • Imagine the Possibilities
  • Immanuel Preservation Society
  • Main Street Elkader
  • Mederville Cemetery
  • MFL MarMac Dollars for Scholars Endowment
  • Monona Family Aquatic Center
  • Monona Garden and Trail Endowment
  • Motor Mill Foundation
  • Osborne Partners for Education Endowment
  • Paws on Your Heart Pet Rescue Support

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque hosts Great Give Day each year as part of its mission to strengthen local nonprofits and inspire giving. The May 17 event gave a major boost to area nonprofits by bringing in 2,495 gifts and a record-breaking $468,000 for organizations across the Community Foundation’s seven-county service region.

“Strong nonprofits help build strong communities, and that’s why supporting their work is a priority for the Community Foundation,” said Peter Supple, director of nonprofits at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. “Our community really shines on Great Give Day and shows the generosity Iowans are known for. We appreciate everyone who contributed. Every gift makes a difference.”  

This year, a record 203 organizations participated, representing Dubuque, Allamakee, Clinton, Clayton, Delaware, Jackson and Jones Counties. Since 2014, Great Give Day has raised over $3.2 million for local nonprofits. 

Throughout the day, participating organizations competed for $38,000 in bonus prizes contributed by corporate sponsors. 

The Community Foundation thanks the many generous sponsors, donors and participating nonprofits that made Great Give Day 2023 a success.

Great Give Day Platinum Sponsors 

  • Bob and Marilyn Hoefer
  • Conlon Construction
  • First Community Trust, N.A. 
  • ImOn Communications
  • Dubuque Screw Products
  • TH Media
  • Dubuque Bank & Trust
  • Dupaco Community Credit Union
  • MidWestOne Bank 
  • Kendall Hunt Publishing Company/ Westmark Enterprises /Great River Learning
  • Union-Hoermann Press
  • Radio Dubuque
  • Telegraph Herald 

To view the final results and a full list of sponsors, visit