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Grants to Illinois and Iowa Nonprofits in the Greater
Dubuque Area for Energy Improvements to Save Money

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Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

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Grants of up to $50,000 to Illinois and Iowa nonprofit organizations in the Greater Dubuque area for energy improvements to help save money on utility bills and strengthen their operations. Applicants can be located in the following Counties: Allamakee, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, and Jones in Iowa and Jo Daviess in Illinois.

The overall goal of G2G is to build the sustainability of nonprofits by helping them to become more resource efficient, primarily by building, renovating, and operating their facilities to be as “green” as possible. G2G will provide the planning and education components of this program and local contracting companies will do the construction work.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 145319

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $50,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant-funded projects must be completed within 12 months after receiving the award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in CFGD’s seven-county territory, which includes Allamakee, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson and Jones Counties in Iowa and Jo Daviess County in Illinois, are encouraged to apply.

While houses of worship do not currently qualify for this program, a separate school, daycare, etc. operated by a church does qualify.

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G2G is a matching grant program, meaning all participants will need to contribute matching funds. Organizations with annual operating budgets above $500,000 will need to match dollar for dollar (100% of the funding). Organizations operating with budgets below $500,000 will need to match 50 cents on the dollar (50% of the funding). G2G coordinators will share with applicants a variety of options for meeting this matching requirement.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For any questions about the G2G grant program, contact Katie Foust at or 563.588.2700.

Grant Coverage Areas:

Allamakee, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, and Jones Counties in Iowa; and Jo Daviess County in Illinois.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois;   Iowa

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