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Crawford Cares About Our Community

Crawford cares logo full colorCRAWFORD CARES IS CELEBRATING 10 YEARS! Crawford Cares is a program through Crawford Company that allows us to give back to the community and foster a collaborative environment between for profit and nonprofit companies in the greater Dubuque area. Crawford Cares is committed to making a positive impact in the local community by honoring entities that serve the greater Dubuque population. Recipients will receive personalized awards, recognition and charitable donations.

2023 Crawford Cares Program:

  • Nomination Period: Closed - Click here to see a complete list of the participating nonprofits.
    • There will be no voting period this year.
  • Judging Period: The nominated nonprofits will be reviewed by a panel of impartial judges, not employed by Crawford North. The judges will meet the week of December 4th to select an overall winner and runners-up. 
  • Awards Ceremony to be held at Old Chicago Dubuque on Thursday, December 14th at 3:00 PM. 

Crawford Cares Awards: 10th Anniversary Prize Money! 

  • 1st place winner will receive $3,000
  • Runners-up will receive $1,000 each

Crawford Cares Criteria: 

  • 2022 winners not eligible to participate (Two by Two Character Development, Boy Scouts of America- Northeast Iowa Council and Platteville Community Arboretum)
  • Must be a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving the greater Dubuque area.
  • Must have a current Board of Directors.
  • Preference given to organizations within the community serving the elderly, children, individuals with medical and/or mental health challenges, or people seeking help during times of crisis.

2022 Crawford Cares: 


  • Winner: Peosta Elementary Parent Group
  • Runners-up: Crescent Community Health Center and Dubuque Regional Humane Society


  • Winner: St. Mark Youth Enrichment
  • Runners-up: Whispurring Hope Animal Rescue and Dubuque Youth Hockey Association


  • Winner: Dubuque Regional Humane Society
  • Runners-up: Northeast Iowa Council- Boys Scouts of America and Hills & Dales


  • Winner: New Vienna/Luxemburg Fire Department
  • Runners-up: Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show Team and Dubuque County Historical Society and National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium 


  • Winner: Live Like Jack
  • Runners-up: Scholastic Engineering Research (SERI) and New Vienna Tractor Pullers Association


  • Winner: Special Spaces Dubuque
  • Runners-up: Loras College Dance Marathon and Research for the Kids


  • Winner: Dubuque Tri-State Share
  • Runners-up: Hills and Dales and Shalom Spirituality Center


  • Winner: Hospice of Dubuque
  • Runners-up: Shalom Spirituality Center and Dubuque Lutheran Schools

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