Our Approach

Building bridges toward a strong future.

Relationships are the foundation of our work.

Working with caring community members, we lead coordinated responses to regional challenges and create better outcomes for all people.

We Engage

We include the community’s many diverse voices in our work.

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We Learn

Through listening and researching, we understand our region’s needs.

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We Collaborate

By convening people around our community’s challenges, we drive lasting solutions.

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We Empower

We increase the capacity of our partners to improve lives.

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We Invest

Our prudent financial strategy ensures people’s generosity makes an impact forever.

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We Inspire

We champion a vision for a thriving region and work with all who want to help achieve it.

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What is a Community Foundation?

We build trusting relationships to help people make decisions about their giving that are right for them and the places they call home.

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Bridging Needs With Generosity

By having the right relationships, partners and data, we can understand and identify local needs — then zero in on solutions. Learn how our model for driving transformational change helped impact Dubuque’s Guatemalan community. 

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Chris Corken Community Foundation Board Member and Retired Dubuque County Prosecutor