CCFF announces Greater Give Day on May 11

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Submitted by Cheryl Meyer

Clayton County Foundation 

for the Future

The Clayton County Foundation for the Future (CCFF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD), has set Great Give Day for Thursday, May 11.

Hosted by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, this 24-hour, online-only giving day shines a spotlight on Northeast Iowa’s many nonprofits 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 Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. This year, 150 nonprofits throughout Clayton, Dubuque, Allamakee, Delaware, Jackson, Jones, and Clinton Counties will be participating. 

On Thursday, May 11, community members are invited to visit www.greatgiveday.org and support their favorite participating Northeast Iowa nonprofits with online donations of $10 or more. All gifts will go directly to the nonprofits, 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, new this year, with a banking account. Community members may also schedule gifts ahead of time through the website to be automatically processed at midnight on Thursday, May 11.

This year, 12 Clayton County nonprofits are participating.

•Garnavillo Historical Society 

•Backbone Lake Friends* 

•Central Community Dollars for Scholars* 

•Central Community Hospital Foundation 

•Clayton County Foundation for the Future* 

•Elkader Historical Society* 

•Emma Big Bear Foundation* 

•Froelich Foundation & Museum* 

•Garnavillo Historical Society 

•Guttenberg Public Library* 

•Monona Butterfly Gardens and Trail* 

•Osborne Partners for Education* 

•Paws On Your Heart Rescue* 

All Great Give Day donations are 100% tax deductible. Gifts of $50 or more to nonprofits that are directing donations to their endowment funds are also eligible for the generous Endow Iowa 25% 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 11, 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 nonprofits by organization name, zip code, or category (such as animals or education). 

Throughout the day, nonprofits 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, follow the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque on Facebook and Twitter (@dbqfoundation). 

For more information, visit www.GreatGiveDay.org, follow the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque on social media (@dbqfoundation); or call the Foundation at 563.588.2700.

*These nonprofits are directing Great Give Day gifts to their endowment funds, and gifts of $50 or more qualify for the Endow Iowa 25% state tax credit.

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