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Great Give Day--May 15th

Great Give Day returns to Clayton County Wednesday, May 15

190+ Northeast Iowa nonprofits — 21 from Clayton County — will participate in this annual 24-hour, online-only fundraising event.


CLAYTON COUNTY, Iowa — Ready...set...give! The Clayton County Foundation for the Future is excited to announce that Great Give Day is just around the corner on Wednesday, May 15.


More than 190 Northeast Iowa nonprofits will participate in this annual 24-hour, online fundraising event to support local organizations that build strong communities. Clayton County residents will have the opportunity to give to 21 local organizations that have endowment funds with the Foundation.


The participating local nonprofits are:

  • Alexander McGregor Endowment

  • Clayton County Ag Society

  • Clayton County Foundation for the Future

  • Elkader Opera House

  • Emma Big Bear Foundation

  • Ewalu Bible Camp and Retreat Center

  • Foundation of Cornerstone Communities

  • Froelich Foundation For the Preservation of Farm Tractor History, Inc

  • Garnavillo Historical Society

  • George Maier Rural Heritage Center

  • Imagine the Possibilities

  • Immanuel Preservation Society

  • Main Street Elkader

  • Mederville Cemetery

  • MFL MarMac Dollars for Scholars Endowment

  • Monona Family Aquatic Center


  • Monona Garden and Trail Endowment

  • Motor Mill Foundation

  • Osborne Partners for Education Endowment

  • Paws on Your Heart Pet Rescue Support

  • Shaping Volga


Giving is easy! Go to and make your gift of $10 or more to support your favorite participating nonprofits. Give on May 15 or start early beginning May 13. Gifts go directly to nonprofits, helping them qualify for nearly $30,000 in prize money from local sponsors awarded during contests throughout the day. The Foundation is providing up to a $250 match for participating Clayton County nonprofits that raise $250 thanks to a $3,000 gift from The Leroy and Colleen Darby Family Endowed Donor-Advised Fund. All donations must be made online with a credit or debit card. 


Great Give Day is hosted by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, of which the Clayton County Foundation for the Future is an affiliate. Since 2014, the event has raised more than $3.1 million for nonprofits across Eastern Iowa. Last year, it collected more than 2,500 gifts and raised over $468,000 for organizations.


The event is open to all nonprofits with endowment funds at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque or one of its affiliate foundations in Allamakee, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, Jones, and Clinton Counties.


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 15, 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, affiliation 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. You can also follow the Community Foundation on Facebook for prize hour updates.


“Thriving nonprofits create thriving communities,” says Peter Supple, director of nonprofit relations at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. “We’re proud to support the organizations that power our communities and connect them with local donors through Great Give Day.”


Great Give Day is sponsored by Avantax, Dubuque Bank & Trust, Bill Klauer/Klauer Manufacturing, Mason Investments, MidWestOne Bank, Ohnward Bancshares/Maquoketa State Bank, Theisen's Home  Farm  Auto, US Bank 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, LinkedIn and Instagram (@dbqfoundation), or call the Foundation at 563-588-2700.

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The Clayton County Foundation for the Future, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, was created with the intention of setting up a perpetual endowment fund that would serve the needs of all of Clayton County. To learn more, visit

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The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque envisions a vibrant and inclusive Dubuque region where everyone can thrive. Since 2002, we have inspired people to give back to their community, and we turn this generosity into lasting change across our region, increasing access to resources and opportunities that help all people succeed.

Visit to learn about the many ways we are building a strong, thriving Greater Dubuque for all.




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