Jackson County nonprofits raise more than $21,000 on Great Give Day


The Community Foundation of Jackson County, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, is excited to announce that Jackson County nonprofits raised over $21,000 on this year’s Great Give Day, which was held May 17.

The total includes a $3,500 matching gift from the Community Foundation of Jackson County, which provided a $250 match for participating nonprofits that raised $250.

The following local nonprofits participated:

  • Bellevue Community School District
  • Bellevue Public Library
  • Bellevue Rotary Club Scholarship Fund
  • Bernard Rescue Unit
  • Community Foundation of Jackson County (Iowa)
  • Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Jackson County
  • Dream Bellevue Endowment Fund
  • Friends of Jackson County Conservation
  • Jackson Co. 4-H Endowment
  • Jackson County Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
  • Jackson County Historical Society
  • John & Orpha Wise Family Vision To Learn
  • Maquoketa Area Family YMCA
  • Maquoketa Art Experience
  • Maquoketa Community Schools Education Fund
  • Marquette Catholic Schools
  • Preston Area Betterment Fund
  • Preston Public Library
  • Sacred Heart School Maquoketa Ia
  • The Ohnward Fine Arts Center
  • Together We Build - Jackson Co. Fair & ISU Extension/4-H Outreach Center

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 greatgiveday.org.