Great Give Day Raises Nearly $348,000

More than 190 nonprofits across the Dubuque region participated in the Community Foundation’s annual online giving event on May 18.

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque's ninth annual Great Give Day on May 18 gave a major boost to local nonprofits by bringing in 2,453 gifts and $347,658 for organizations across the seven-county Dubuque region.

“Strong nonprofits help build strong communities, and that’s why supporting their work is a priority for the Community Foundation,” said Peter Supple, the Foundation’s director of nonprofits. “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 number of nonprofits — more than 190 — participated, representing Dubuque, Allamakee, Clinton, Clayton, Delaware, Jackson and Jones Counties. Since 2014, Great Give Day has raised $2.7 million for local nonprofits.

Throughout the day, participating organizations competed for $22,750 in bonus prizes. The winning organizations were: 

$500 Grand Prize — Most Growth (Returning Participants)

  • Northeast Iowa Community College Foundation

$500 Grand Prize — Most Donors (New Participants)

  • Ewalu Bible Camp & Retreat Center

$500 Golden Tickets 

  • Breast Cancer Survivors of the Tri-States Endowment Fund
  • The Ohnward Fine Arts Center
  • Holy Spirit Parish
  • Clinton Area Showboat Theatre
  • The Fountain of Youth Program

$1,000 Power Hour Winners (Most Donors) 

  • Northeast Iowa Community College Foundation
  • Camp Courageous of Iowa

$1,000 Power Hour Winners (Most Dollars) 

  • Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center

$250 Facebook Video Drawing

  • Crescent Community Health Center
  • Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center

$250 Supporters Choice Drawing

  • Bell Tower Theater

Gifts received during Money Match hours throughout the day were also matched proportionally by a total prize pool of $15,500. 

The Community Foundation thanks the many generous sponsors, donors and participating nonprofits that made Great Give Day 2022 a success. 

Prizes were made possible by these generous corporate sponsors: 

Platinum Sponsors 

  • Dupaco Community Credit Union
  • MidWestOne Bank 

Gold Sponsors 

  • Foundation for the Future of Delaware County
  • Klauer Manufacturing 
  • Theisen’s Home*Farm*Auto 

Silver Sponsors 

  • Avantax Planning Partners (formerly Honkamp Krueger Financial Services)
  • First Community Trust
  • GreenState Credit Union
  • Ohnward Bancshares
  • The Vogt Group 

Media Sponsors

  • Radio Dubuque
  • Telegraph Herald 
Here for you. Peter Supple Director of Nonprofits 563-588-2700