Great Give Day returns Wednesday, May 18


Peter Supple
Director of Nonprofits


190 Northeast Iowa nonprofits will participate in the Community Foundation’s eighth-annual, 24-hour online fundraising event.

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Ready...set...give! The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque is excited to announce that Great Give Day is just around the corner on Wednesday, May 18 with a record number of participating nonprofits. 

Nearly 200 Northeast Iowa nonprofits will participate in Great Give Day, an annual 24-hour, online-only fundraising event to support area organizations that build strong communities. Since 2014, Great Give Day has raised more than $2.4 million for nonprofits across Northeast Iowa. Last year, the event collected nearly 2,800 gifts and raised over $357,000 for organizations. Great Give Day is open to all nonprofits with endowment funds at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. 

Giving is easy! Go online to to support your favorite participating nonprofits with donations of $10 or more. Make your gift on May 18 or schedule it beginning May 16. Gifts will go directly to the nonprofits, helping them qualify for more than $22,000 in prize dollars from local sponsors during contests throughout the day. All donations must be made online with a credit or debit card.  

Great Give Day donations are 100% tax deductible, and gifts of $50 or more to nonprofits directing donations to their endowment funds are eligible for the generous Endow Iowa 25% State Tax Credit

On May 18, check the leaderboard at to see in real time which nonprofits are receiving donations. track the total amount raised, and follow the progress of your favorite organizations. To simplify your giving experience, you can search for nonprofits on the site by organization name, county and category.

Throughout the day, nonprofits will compete for additional hourly and grand prizes funded by local sponsors. View the prize schedule at to see when donations might help your favorite nonprofits win additional dollars. 

For prize updates, listen to Radio Dubuque stations (92.9 KAT FM, AM 1379 KDTH, 97.3 The ROCK and 101.1 The River) and follow the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque on Facebook and Twitter (@dbqfoundation).

“Our community really shines on Great Give Day and shows the generosity Iowans are known for. We’re proud to support the nonprofits that power our communities and connect them with local donors through this event,” said Peter Supple, director of nonprofits at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.

Great Give Day is sponsored by the Allamakee County Community Foundation, Dupaco Community Credit Union, First Community Trust, the Foundation for the Future of Delaware County, GreenState Credit Union, Avantax Planning Partners (formerly Honkamp Krueger Financial Services), Klauer Manufacturing, Ohnward Bancshares, MidWestOne Bank, Theisen’s Home*Farm*Auto and The Vogt Group. The Telegraph Herald and Radio Dubuque are media sponsors.

For more information, visit, follow the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@dbqfoundation), or call the Foundation at 563-588-2700.