Several area nonprofits, as well as the Delaware County community itself, hope to benefit from Great Give Day, which is happening Thursday, May 9.

The Foundation for the Future of Delaware County is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, which established Great Give Day — a 24-hour, online giving event to celebrate and support area nonprofits and build a stronger community.

The event is open to all nonprofits with endowment funds at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque or one of its affiliate locations.

Community members are invited to visit GreatGiveDay.org to make an online donation of $10 or more to their favorite nonprofit. Gifts can be made May 9 or scheduled any time before that date, with scheduled gifts being processed on Great Give Day. All gifts will go directly to the nonprofits, and all donations must be made online with a credit/debit card or banking account.

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

Of the participating nonprofits in Delaware County, those marked with an asterisk are directing gifts to their endowment funds:

  • Abby Osterhaus Memorial Fund*
  • Delaware County Historical Society*
  • Delhi Evergreen Cemetery*
  • Delhi Public Library*
  • Edgewood Board of Economic Development*
  • Fairview Cemetery Association*
  • First Presbyterian Church, Manchester*
  • Foundation for the Future of Delaware County*
  • Good Neighbor Society

• Greater Delaware Community Foundation

  • Manchester Public Library*
  • Maquoketa Valley Dollars for Scholars*
  • Regional Medical Center*

Gifts will also go further on Great Give Day, as the Foundation for the Future of Delaware County will match the first $250 raised by each participating nonprofit. Wendy Sweeney is the nonprofit partnership coordinator for the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. She said of the 24-hour event, “The community really comes together on Great Give Day, showcasing Northeast Iowa’s spirit of giving, raising awareness about local nonprofits and celebrating the collective effort it takes to make our region great.”

For more information, visit GreatGiveDay.org, follow the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque on social media (@dbqfoundation), or call the Foundation at 588-2700.