Great Give Day

May 15, 2024
All Day

Ready ... set ... give! The annual Great Give Day is Wednesday, May 15. Around 200 Northeast Iowa nonprofits will participate in this 24-hour, online fundraising event — including 11 from the Clinton area with endowment funds with the River Bluff Community Foundation.  


Great Give Day is hosted by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, of which the River Bluff Community Foundation is an affiliate. Since 2014, the event has raised more than $3.1 million for nonprofits across Eastern Iowa. Last year, it collected more than 2,500 gifts and raised over $468,000 for organizations.


“Thriving nonprofits create thriving communities,” says Peter Supple, director of nonprofit relations at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. “We’re proud to support the organizations that power our communities and connect them with local donors through Great Give Day.”


The event is open to all nonprofits with endowment funds at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque or one of its affiliate foundations in Allamakee, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, Jones, and Clinton Counties.


To donate to the Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton Iowa Endowment, visit and make your gift of $10 or more on May 15, or start early beginning May 13. All donations must be made online with a credit or debit card. 


Great Give Day gifts go directly to the nonprofit, helping them qualify for nearly $30,000 in prize money from local sponsors awarded during contests throughout the day. The Community Foundation is providing up to a $500 match for organizations that raise $1,000.


Great Give Day donations are 100% tax deductible, and gifts of $50 or more to nonprofits directing donations to their endowment funds are eligible for the generous Endow Iowa 25% State Tax Credit.


On May 15, check the leaderboard at to see in real-time which nonprofits are receiving donations, track the total amount raised, and follow the progress of your favorite organizations. To simplify your giving experience, you can search for nonprofits on the site by organization name, affiliation, and category.


Throughout the day, nonprofits will compete for additional hourly and grand prizes funded by local sponsors. View the prize schedule at to see when donations might help your favorite nonprofits win additional dollars.

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