The Grand Opera House is the recipient of a $7,000 Dubuque Racing Association Grant. Funds were used to purchase an InFocus 8300Lumens XGA Large Venue DLP Projector and InFocus Long Throw Zoom Lens for use in theatrical productions, concerts, and meetings.
On May 22, 2018 the Dubuque Racing Association announced grant awards totaling $1,220,630.71 to 145 area charitable organizations today at the Board of Directors meeting. The grants awarded ranged from $1,000 to $25,000. The average grant award was $6,976.27 with 28 organizations receiving full funding for their projects. Thirty-six schools or school districts received $379,455 or 31% of the grant money. Over 67% of the funds supported organizations within the City of Dubuque and 86% of the funds supported organizations within Dubuque County.
The Dubuque Racing Association distributes funds from its operation annually. The annual disbursement resulted in the State of Iowa receiving $10,136,948; the City of Dubuque receiving $7,054,241; and Dubuque County receiving $236,948. A complete listing of all grant recipients is available at www.dradubuque.com.
The Dubuque Racing Association (DRA) has been a vital part of the community since its inception in 1985.