The funds were distributed to the following recipients along with a brief description of the funding purpose:
Dubuque Main Street – purchase of supplies for Art Creative Quest, which is a new interactive program specifically for youth and families as part of Fall into Art and Dubuque Art Walk/First Friday.
Bell Tower Productions – assist with expenses for the Free Summer Musical Program for 2018 in which two plays will be produced, The Secret Garden and Honk.
Mt Pleasant Home – cover expenses for new gutters over door walkways for the safety of residents, staff and visitors.
Dubuque Regional Humane Society – assist with expenses for Humane Heroes Volunteer Club.
Multicultural Family Center – assist with expenses for their Future Talk Teen Empowerment program.
Creative Adventure Lab – assist with expenses for a free school field trip program where elementary school children can come and explore through hands-on learning adventure labs.
National T.T.T. Society – provide items necessary for a fun camp experience for girls.
St Luke’s United Methodist Church – purchase of fresh fruit and vegetables for their free dinners.
Stonehill Franciscan Services – purchase of two Triage Kits for emergencies.
Clarke University – assist with expenses for the Bully Project plays.
Fountain of Youth – purchase of curriculum books and materials for “Pioneer Getting Ahead” program.
Compass to Care – assist families with children who have cancer with travel expenses to/from care treatment.
Rising Star Theatre – assist with expenses for two summer plays involving youth ages 8-18, School of Rock and Li’l Abner.
Humanitarian Grants are a yearly grant offered through a competitive application process to local nonprofit organizations. The program places strong emphasis on assisting organizations that make life better in Dubuque. Rotary Club of Dubuque distributed $15,000 worth of grant funds in 2016-17 and have increased their impact to donate $20,000 for 2017-18.