Dupaco RW Hoefer Foundation
The Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation was established in 2011 to honor the retirement of 47-year employee and long-time Dupaco Community Credit Union President and CEO, Robert W. "Bob" Hoefer.  The Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization reflects the spirit of Dupaco Community Credit Union's mission of improving peoples' financial positions and enhancing the quality of life. Robert Hoefer

The Foundation is designed to carry on the Bob Hoefer tradition of providing personal financial assistance and coaching to help hardworking and financially prudent Dupaco members and the general public recover from unforeseen life events and to increase their opportunities for financial stability through education. With a focus on personal pride and dignity, the foundation aims to transform sudden and unexpected economic hardships into financially-sustainable outcomes for individuals and families. Review the Foundation's 2016 Annual Report to see its' financial strength and contributions to grant recipients.


Honor the legacy of Robert W. “Bob” Hoefer and support the Foundation’s efforts by making a financial gift. The Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation solicits and accepts gifts that are consistent with its mission. Donations will generally be accepted from individuals, partnerships, corporations, foundations, government agencies, or other entities, without limitations. In the course of its regular fundraising activities, the Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation will accept donations of money, real property, personal property, stock, and in-kind services. Certain types of gifts must be reviewed prior to acceptance due to the special liabilities they may pose for the Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation. Examples of gifts which will be subject to review include gifts of real property, gifts of personal property, and gifts of securities.

Contributions may be directed to:
Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation
P.O. Box 179
Dubuque, IA 52004-0179

The Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation tax identification number is 45-4145438.


Grants are available for a multitude of purposes and will be primarily needs-based as determined by the Foundation Board of Directors. The Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation Board of Directors approves charitable grants twice a year—in June and December.

How do I apply?
Requests for personal financial assistance should be submitted using the official Grant Application. Completed application materials may be emailed to  foundation@dupaco.com OR sent by mail to:
Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation
PO Box 179
Dubuque, IA 52004-0179

When are grants awarded?
Application deadlines and award dates are as follows:

      MAY 1: Deadline for submission of grant applications for June awards
      JUNE 15: Notification for June award cycle
      NOVEMBER 1: Deadline for submission of grant applications for December awards
      DECEMBER 15: Notification for December award cycle

Grant requests can be made at any time and depending on timing, urgency, and the volume of applications, grant awards could be made more frequently if deemed necessary by the Foundation Board of Directors.

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