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Nonprofits Invited to Apply for Community Impact Grants

Nonprofits that want to build their capacity to deliver services to the public are invited to express interest in Community Impact Grants through the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.

Interested organizations can apply by June 14 at Then, by July 1 finalist organizations will be invited to pitch a proposal to the Community Foundation in September. Recipients will be chosen following these presentations.

Grants will be awarded in amounts from $3,500 to $20,000.

The Community Impact Grant program is designed to support capacity-building efforts among nonprofits serving Clayton, Clinton, and Dubuque counties. Project proposals can focus on a variety of areas, including: 

  • Community programming
  • Individual and team leadership 
  • Organization-wide planning and development  
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion  
  • Network development  
  • Communications 
  • Evaluation and learning planning  
  • Digital and physical security  

Before pitching their proposals, finalists will have the opportunity to take part in coaching opportunities led by Community Foundation staff. Following pitches to the Foundation’s Community Leadership and Grantmaking Committee and further review, grant awards will be announced in the fall. 

For more information about Community Impact Grants, contact Gretchen Corcoran at 563-588-2700 or

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