Great Give Day Provides Support Through Our Community Foundation

May 16, 2022

Great Give Day 2022

The Colts will once again participate in the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque's biggest day of the year.

What is Great Give Day?

Great Give Day is a 24-hour, online giving event organized annually by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque to grow philanthropy in its seven-county region, including Allamakee, Clayton, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, and Jones Counties. The event will take place this year on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. The minimum donation is $10 and there is no maximum. Bonus grants will be made available to amplify charitable donations. The goal is to inspire the community to come together for 24 hours to contribute as many charitable dollars as possible to support the work of local nonprofit organizations. Great Give Day is based on other successful giving days hosted by community foundations across the country.

How does it work?

Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque has set up an online giving platform at with searchable profiles of participating nonprofits. You can find our profile by using this direct link to the Colts Youth Organization. All donations will be processed through this website, which allows nonprofits and donors to track the giving on May 18 via the site's leaderboards. Anyone can donate to their favorite participating nonprofits. Donations may also be given through the website beginning on May 16.

Why give through Great Give Day?

While the Community Foundation encourages community members to support local nonprofits with year-round giving, Great Give Day was created as a 24-hour, community-wide celebration of giving and nonprofits. Plus, gifts made on Great Give Day are amplified by bonus dollars from local corporate sponsors.

How are donations amplified?

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque works with corporate partners, donors, and affiliate foundations to secure bonus dollars to be awarded to participating nonprofits on Great Give Day through hourly prizes and grand prizes. The prize schedule will depend on the total bonus dollars raised and will be posted at once it is finalized.

Gifts to the Colts in 2022 will fund our endowment at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque which also makes them eligible for the Endow Iowa Tax Credit. You can make a gift to the summer tour fund of the Colts and Colt Cadets by going to the Donate page on our website. And very soon we will be sending our 2022 Annual Appeal.

Thank you for all you do to support the Colts!

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