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The LincolnWay Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, is encouraging those who can to participate in Great Give Day May 13.

Great Give Day is a 24-hour, online-giving event established by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque to celebrate and support local nonprofits and build a stronger community.

Since 2014, Great Give Day has raised more than $2 million for nonprofits across the region. Last year, the campaign collected over 3,000 individual gifts and raised nearly $340,000 for local organizations. 

The event is open to all nonprofits with endowment funds at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque or one of its affiliate foundations. This year, 181 nonprofits throughout Allamakee, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, Jones, and Clinton counties have signed up to participate. 

Community members are invited to visit GreatGiveDay.org to support their favorite participating nonprofits with online donations of $10 or more. Gifts can be made on May 13 or scheduled beginning May 10. Gifts will go directly to the nonprofits, helping them qualify for more than $30,000 in prize dollars from local corporate sponsors during contests throughout the day. All donations must be made online with a credit or debit card.  

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. Participating nonprofits include:

Central DeWitt Community Educational Foundation

Clinton County Conservation Foundation

DeWitt Area Fine Arts Founation

DeWitt Operahouse Theatre supported by the DeWitt Theater Company

LincolnWay Community Foundation

Throughout the day, nonprofits will compete for additional hourly and grand prizes. Community members can view the prize schedule at GreatGiveDay.org to see when donations might help their favorite nonprofits win additional dollars. 

On May 13, the leaderboard at GreatGiveDay.org will reflect all donations in real time,. Visitors can search for nonprofits by organization name, county and category.