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 include the community’s many diverse voices in our work.
Through listening and researching, we understand our region’s needs.
By convening people around our community’s challenges, we drive lasting solutions.
We increase the capacity of our partners to improve lives.
Our prudent financial strategy ensures people’s generosity makes an impact forever.
We champion a vision for a thriving region and work with all who want to help achieve it.
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.
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.
Engaging and listening to the community is the backbone of our approach.
We convene leaders and facilitate conversations that drive solutions to complex challenges.
We award dollars from endowment fund payouts to support nonprofits and community programs.
Workshops and Trainings
We offer opportunities for local leaders to deepen their capacity for serving the Dubuque region.
“The Community Foundation is uniquely positioned to do systems change work. We can forge partnerships among local leaders to find solutions to regional issues. That’s the blueprint for change.”