Small-town Dreams Initiative


An innovative way to address unanticipated needs and enhance quality of life for future generations

More than 200,000 people call the seven-county Dubuque region home, and most of them live in communities of fewer than 2,000 residents. These small towns are key to creating a strong, interconnected region of high-performing, self-determined communities.

Through our Small-town Dreams Initiative, we pose a challenge: Participating towns can receive funds to start an endowment for the community by raising matching amounts locally. By the end of the campaign, communities will have built up an endowment that will grow in perpetuity and pay out annually for grantmaking.

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Want to make an impact in your community?

Here for you. MJ Smith Senior Affiliate Advisor 563-588-2700