JCCF announces Great Give Day, May 14

     In this time of uncertainty, non-profits need support. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many face the dual challenges of responding to escalating needs and dealing with economic hardships. To help organizations through this difficult time, the Jones County Community Foundation (JCCF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, is pleased to announce that Great Give Day will take place on Thursday, May 14.

     Great Give Day is a 24-hour, online giving event established by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque to celebrate and support area non-profits and build a stronger community.

     “Non-profits in our county need support now more than ever,” said Sherri Hunt, Jones County Community Foundation coordinator. “You don’t have to leave your home to participate in Great Give Day, so we encourage you join the effort at GreatGiveDay.org.”

     Since 2014, Great Give Day has raised more than $1.7 million for non-profits across the region. Last year, the campaign collected 2,379 gifts and raised over $243,000 for local non-profits. More than 20 percent of gifts were from donors giving to non-profits they had never supported in the past.

     The event is open to all non-profits with endowment funds at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque or one of its affiliate foundations.

     Community members are invited to visit GreatGiveDay.org to support their favorite participating non-profits with online donations of $10 or more. Gifts can be made on May 14 or by scheduling now. Gifts will go directly to non-profits, and all donations must be made online with a credit/debit card or bank account.

     Great Give Day donations are 100 percent tax deductible, and gifts of $50 or more to non-profits directing donations to their endowment funds are eligible for the generous Endow Iowa 25 percent State Tax credit. Of the participating non-profits in Jones County, those marked with an asterisk are directing gifts to their endowment funds:

     • Amber Community Club*

     • Anamosa Library Endowment Fund*

     • Camp Courageous

     • Cascade FFA Alumni and Supporters*

     • Jones County Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund

     • Jones County Historical Society*

     • Jones County Safe and Healthy Youth Coalition*

     • Jones Regional Medical Center Foundation*

     • Jones Soil & Water Conservation District

     Throughout the day, non-profits will compete for additional hourly and grand prizes funded by local sponsors. Community members can view the prize schedule at GreatGiveDay.org to see when donations might help their favorite non-profits win additional dollars. For prize updates, follow the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@dbqfoundation).

     On May 14, the leaderboard at GreatGiveDay.org will reflect all donations in real time — so donors can track the total amount raised as well as the progress of their favorite organizations. Visitors can search for non-profits by organization name, ZIP code and category, as well as by whether an organization is directly responding to COVID-19 critical needs.

     Great Give Day is powered by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and Presenting Sponsor Theisen’s Home•Farm•Auto. It is additionally sponsored by Dupaco, Klauer Manufacturing, MidWestOne Bank, Dubuque Bank & Trust, The Vogt Group, and the Foundation for the Future of Delaware County. Media sponsors include the Telegraph Herald and Radio Dubuque.

     For more information, visit GreatGiveDay.org, follow the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque on social media, or call the Foundation at 563-588-2700.


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