Support Jones Co. non-profits on Great Give Day

     The Jones County Community Foundation (JCCF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD), is pleased to announce Great Give Day on Thursday, May 10.

     Hosted by the CFGD, this 24-hour, online-only giving day shines a spotlight on Northeast Iowa’s many non-profits while helping them to attract new donors and build online fundraising capabilities for long-term success. The event is open to all nonprofit organizations with endowment funds at the CFGD. This year, 157 non-profits throughout Dubuque, Allamakee, Clayton, Delaware, Jackson, Jones, and Clinton counties will be participating.

     On May 10, community members are invited to visit www.greatgiveday.org and support their favorite participating Northeast Iowa non-profits with online donations of $10 or more. All gifts will go directly to the non-profits, helping them to qualify for prize dollars from local corporate sponsors during contests held throughout the day. All donations must be made online with a credit/debit card or with a banking account. Beginning on April 19, community members may also schedule gifts ahead of time through the website to be automatically processed at midnight on May 10.

     All Great Give Day donations are 100 percent tax deductible. Gifts of $50 or more to non-profits that are directing donations to their endowment funds are also eligible for the generous Endow Iowa 25 percent State Tax Credit. Community members can search by “Gift Type” at www.GreatGiveDay.org to see which donations are eligible for the Endow Iowa credit.

     On May 10, the leaderboard at www.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, or category (such as animals or education).

     Throughout the day, non-profits will compete for hourly and grand prizes funded by local sponsors.

     Community members can view the prize schedule at www.GreatGiveDay.org to see when their donations might help their favorite nonprofits win additional dollars. For prize updates, listen to Radio Dubuque stations (92.9 KAT FM, AM 1379 KDTH, 97.3 The ROCK and 101.1 The River) and follow the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque on Facebook and Twitter

(@dbqfoundation).

     “Great Give Day is a day dedicated to learning about and supporting local nonprofits online,” said Wendy Sweeney, CFGD non-profit partnership coordinator. “The Internet makes it easy and convenient to donate to meaningful causes. It’s our hope that Great Give Day will encourage community members to give online just as much as they shop on Amazon or socialize on

Facebook.”

     Great Give Day is presented by the CFGD and presenting sponsor Theisen’s Home•Farm•Auto, Dupaco, Klauer Manufacturing, American Trust & Savings Bank, Dubuque Bank & Trust, and the Foundation for the Future of Delaware County. Media sponsors include the Telegraph Herald and Radio Dubuque.

     This year, 12 Jones County non-profits are participating:

     • Amber Community Club*

     • Anamosa Community School Foundation*

     • Anamosa Library & Learning Center*

     • Aquin Catholic Elementary*

     • Camp Courageous

     • Cascade FFA Alumni*

     • Friends of Jones County Conservation & Nature Center*

     • Jones County Community Foundation*

     • Jones County Historical Society

     • Jones County Safe and Healthy Youth Coalition*

     • Jones Regional Medical Center Foundation*

     • Jones Soil & Water Conservation District*

     (*These non-profits are directing Great Give Day gifts to their endowment funds, and gifts of $50 or more qualify for the Endow Iowa 25 percent State Tax Credit.)

     For more information, visit www.GreatGiveDay.org, follow the CFGD on social media (@dbqfoundation), or call the Foundation at 563-588-2700.

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