United We Win 
 March 2018 Edition

2018 Grant Process

Why Partner with United Way

Be a Game Changer

Days of Caring

Great Give Day

Calendar of Event

Give Advocate Volunteer
2018 Grant Process
This year's grant application process is almost complete! United Way is excited to be able to offer funding to organizations that offer impact programs to those in need in our communities. In addition, we also are in the second year of our New and Targeted Initiatives funding, which opened up our funding opportunities to new organizations and programs within our 10-county service area.

The grant process started in January 2018, when we started accepting Letters of Interest for our New & Targeted Initiatives funding and currently sponsored programs started their grant applications. Letters of Interest were reviewed and applicants were invited to continue with the process of the grant application. Over 20 volunteers donated their time and expertise to review all the grant applications submitted. Volunteers also attended and scored oral presentations for the New & Targeted Initiatives applicants.

Stacie Halverson:

This year was my first year being involved in both the grant review process and the oral presentation process.  Every program has merit, however it was those whose passion for their cause that inspired me.  The oral presentations for the New and Targeted Initiatives were fantastic and opened my eyes to the many needs in our community.  The Dubuque Area is filled with great people doing extraordinary things.  I'm grateful to have been a small part in the process.

After all the scoring and presentations were done, volunteers came together to determine allocation for the funding cycle. This process has to be the hardest of all, as there are far more funds requested than we can provide. With determination and hard work, volunteers recommend allocations to the programs that fit the needs of the community. Recommendations are then taken to the Community Impact Committee, followed by the Board of Directors, where final recommendations are decided.
Funding decisions, with board approval, will be made in April 2018. More info on funded partners and their programs will be shared soon!

Care to learn more?  Reach out to us to find out how easy it is to start a United Way Campaign at your business or have us present at your organization to learn more about the services and programs we support. To view our great campaign videos, courtesy of Happee Smith, or make an online donation TODAY, please visit us at: www.dbqunitedway.org   or text LIVEU to 71777

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  • Days of Caring 
    • April 27th
      • Hack-A-Thon
  • Great Give Day
    • May, 10th more information to come!


Why Partner with United Way
United Way is one of the best-known nonprofits in the world, focused locally on building a stronger Dubuque and Tri-State area. For 90 years we've improved lives by identifying and addressing significant community issues. We focus on ensuring every child has the opportunities and resources for success, while helping local families become, self-sufficient and successful.
We coordinate numerous partners to improve Health, Education and Income and support family stability for all our communities.
caringApril 27, 2018
Dubuque Days of Caring is  coming up on April 27,
2018. For more information  on how to volunteer your  time, please click  here  for 
more information

Volunteers needed
Looking for a great volunteer opportunity? Look no further! Be a part of the Hackathon! To find out more, click on the link below for the event.Friday, Apirl 27 @ Creative Labs


Great Give Day 2018 is presented by
the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
Coming Soon May 10, 2018


Together, we recognize there are no quick fixes. Band-Aids are not enough. We have to look at the big picture, and how our work connects with each other. In other words, lasting solutions take a while, and all of us thank you for LIVING UNITED this year!

Corporate Recognition
Diamond Circle
Platinum Circle
($15,000 - $24,999) 
A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co.
American Trust & Saving Bank
Diamond Jo Casino
Dubuque Bank & Trust Co.
Honkamp Krueger & Co.
John Deere Works
John Deere Foundation
Medical Associates Foundation
Progressive Processing/Hormel
Q Casino

Alliant Energy
Alliant Energy Foundation
Cottingham & Butler
Rockwell Collins-Manchester Operations
Woodward Foundation
Gold Circle
($10,000 - $14,999)
Silver Circle
($5,000 - $9,999)
Dupaco Community Credit Union
Catepillar Elkader LLC
Hodge Material Handling
Medical Associates Clinics & Health Plans
Rockwell Collins- Bellevue
Theisen Supply, Inc. 
Westmark Enterprises / Kendall Hunt 
Woodward Communications/Telegraph Herald
Black Hills Energy
City of Dubuque
Crescent Electric Supply Co.
Dubuque Community School District
Honkamp Krueger Financial Services
Klauer Manufacturing
McCoy Group, Inc.
Riley Mazda Subaru Mitsubishi
Spahn & Rose Lumber Co.
Target Stores
Un ited Parcel Service (UPS)
US Bank

Bronze Circle
($1,000 - $4,999)

Adams Company
Ambracco Inc.
Alliant Credit Union
Archdiocese of Dubuque
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dubuque
Catholic Charities
Colony Brands/Swiss Colony
Crescent Community Health Center
Dubuque Anesthesia Services
Dubuque County Auditor
Dubuque Stamping & Mfg.
Dutrac Community Credit Union
Eagle Tool Company
Fed Ex
The Friedman Group
Flexsteel Industries
Grand River Medical Group
Greater Dubuque Development Corp.
Hillcrest Family Services
IBM Dubuque Global Delivery Center
Loras College
McCullough Creative Group
Mike Finnin Ford & Kia
Mulgrew/Perfection Oil Co.
Norby Distributing Co.
O'Connor & Thomas, PC

Paulson Electric Co.
Pepsi-Lime Rock Springs
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local #125
Premier Bank
Premier Tooling & Manufacturing, Inc
Remax Advantage Realty
Sister of Charity, BVM - Mt. Carmel
Substance Abuse Services Center
Union Hoermann Press
Unity Point Health/Finley Hospital
Wells Fargo Advisors
Western Dubuque School District
WHKS & Co.
The Workshop

($500 - $999)
($250 - $499)

Boy Scouts of America-NE Iowa Council
Dubuque Golf & County Club
Edwards Cast Stone Co.
Giese Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Iowa Legal Aid
Nationwide Insurance
Premier Tooling & Manufacturing Inc.
Rhomberg Fur & Leather Gallery
Tadem Tire & Auto Service Center
University of Dubuque
Wartburg Theological Seminary

Emmaus Bible College
Environmental Management Services of Iowa Inc.
Exelon Foundation
Girl Scouts of Eastern IA & Western IL
Gordon's Toggery
Holy Family Catholic Schools
IBEW Local #704
Opening Doors
Prairie Farms Dairy
Principal Financial Group
Radio Dubuque
State of Iowa One Gift Program
St. Marks Youth Enrichment
Wagner Accounting & Tax Service
Walmart Foundation

($1 - $249)

Abeln Abstract & Title Company
Amazon Smile
Almost Home
Artistic Cleaners
B L Murray Co. Inc.
Berger Benefit Connections
Brimeyer Auto Body
Burger King
Chavenelle Studio Metal Works
Contempo Styling Salon
Collins Community Credit Union
Creative Touch Gallery
Cremer Grocery

CS Technologies
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA
Dubuque Labor Harvest
Dubuque Area Labor Management
Foster Grandparent Program
Helping Services for Youth & Families
Honeywell Hometown Solutions
Illinois Tool Works (ITW)
Jim Kircher & Associates
Kane Appraisal Services
Keystone AEA #1
Kunkel & Associates, Inc.

Lamar Advertising Dubuque/Quad Cities
Mutual Wheel Co.
NE Iowa Area Agency on Aging
O'Connor & English Insurance Agency
Riverview Center
Roussel Masonry Contractors
Salvation Army
Schuster Heating & Pump Co.
Schwendinger Construction
Sheehan Auto Electric Corp.
Shopko - Dubuque
Shopko - Dyersville
Sisters of the Visitation


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