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Great Give Day Total


The Clayton County Foundation for the Future, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, is excited to announce that Clayton County nonprofits raised $100,680 on this year’s Great Give Day, which was held May 15.


The total includes a $3,000 matching gift from the Clayton County Foundation for the Future, in partnership with the Leroy and Colleen Darby Family Endowed Donor-Advised Fund, which provided a match for participating nonprofits that raised $250.


The following local nonprofits participated:

  • Alexander McGregor Endowment

  • Backbone Lake Friends

  • Clayton County Ag Society

  • Clayton County Foundation for the Future

  • Elkader Opera House

  • Emma Big Bear Foundation

  • Ewalu Bible Camp & 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


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 15  event gave a major boost to area nonprofits by bringing in 2,397 gifts and over $450,000 for organizations across the Community Foundation’s seven-county service region.


“Nonprofits do incredible work serving local communities, and it is our privilege to support them in many ways,” said Peter Supple, director of nonprofits at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. “We organize Great Give Day for their benefit and the benefit of our region, and it makes us proud to see the show of support from community members year after year. Every gift makes a difference.”  


This year, a record 212 organizations participated, representing Dubuque, Allamakee, Clinton, Clayton, Delaware, Jackson and Jones Counties. Since 2014, Great Give Day has raised over $3.6 million for local nonprofits.


Throughout the day, participating organizations competed for $28,750 in bonus prizes contributed by corporate sponsors, including Avantax, Dubuque Bank & Trust, First Community Trust, Bill Klauer/Klaur Manufacturing, Mason Investments, MidwestOne, Ohnward Bancshares/Maquoketa State Bank, Theisen’s Home Farm Auto, and the Vogt Group. In-kind sponsors include Radio Dubuque and the Telegraph Herald.


The Community Foundation thanks the many generous sponsors, donors and participating nonprofits that made Great Give Day 2024 a success.


To view the final results and a full list of sponsors, visit




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