Be the change

We're always working to get better at fostering creative thinking and innovation - you can help. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on your support to build a community full of creative thinkers and innovators. 

Make a donation

When you support one of the projects below through a donation, you're helping us foster creative thinking and innovation experiences in our community, for thousands of people every year.

Become a Fundraiser

Love what we do and want to help us grow faster? Use our online fundraising tools to set up your own fundraising page, set a goal, and invite your friends and family to support your efforts.

To make a donation or become a fundraiser, select one of the projects below and click the learn more button.



Our giant 8' tall by 20' wide light-up wall is a big hit among visitors. We're raising funds to purchase additional pegs, which will allow more creativity and imagination to happen on the wall. You can support this project starting at just $4!


Fused glass involves layering different colors of glass into a design and then fusing those layers together in a kiln. Fused glass can be used to make jewelry, dishware, ornaments, sculptural pieces, and much more! We're fundraising to launch this exciting program.

Creative Adventure Lab - Creative Equity Fund


We think every child should be able to realize their creative potential. The Creative Equity Fund provides free field trips to schools, brings our Kendall Hunt Mobile Play Lab to city parks, and provides camp scholarships to economically disadvantaged youth.

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We're developing virtual reality experiences that allow visitors to immerse themselves in virtual design and problem solving experiences. Use the button below to preview some of the experiences that will be available as part of our virtual reality lab.


Our Generous Supporters

We have a growing community of individuals, businesses, and organizations who believe in our organization. Your generosity continues to foster creativity and innovation in our community. Thank you!

Individual Donors

Gina Baker
Kyle Berg
Lidia Bertolini
Kathy Blackwood
Tom & Pamela Boland
Ashley Bontemps
Jake Bourland
Barbara Brockett
Michael & Linda Budde
Roy & Deborah Buol
Aaron, Cori, Xander, Zoe Burbach
Ryan Burbach
Bethany Carlson
Catherine Caughron
Chad & Laura Chandlee
Steve & Sue Chapman
Gail Chavenelle
Molly Christenson
Tim & Christine Conlon
Tom & Carrie Culbertson
Dawn Danielson
Egan Dardis
Jordan & Sara DeGree
Sam & Renee DeGree
Tom & Martha DeGree
Melissa DeMotta
Norma Denlinger
Kevin & Kristin Dietzel
Teresa Dodds
Adam Dodds
Anne Dolphin
Rebecca Donahue
John Donovan
Eric & Caroline Dregne
Stephanie Eason
Pete Engstrom
Ashley Erschen
Mark & Cheryl Falb
Faye Finnegan
Julie Florez
Dawn Frommelt
Tony Gaul
Colleen Gitter
Mary Green
William Gregory
Roy & Barbara Hansen
Kevin Hasler
Dave & Jane Heiar
Lisa Higgins
Mike & Natalie Hoffmann
Dr. Joe & Sandy Jenkins
Kristine Jubeck
Jane Kerling
Leo & Ramona Kerling
Ruth Kimball
Rusty & Wendy Knight
Denise Kurtz
Jennifer Larson

Kathy Langlois
Eric & Linda Lucy
Celeste Mancini
Donna McCann
Andrew, Emily & Johanna McCready
Cassie McDonald
Courtney McElmeel
Colleen McKenna
Mike & Renee Meyer
Chris Miller
Stormy Mochal
Jeff & Janet Mozena
Andrew & Amy Mozena
Christine Murphy
Steve Murphy
Benjamin Murray
Kelli Naylor
Dr. Laura & Ruby Neal
Cynthia Nelson
Jessica Oberbroeckling
Greg Orwoll
Jenni Ostwinkle
Dr. Charles & Dr. Katherine Parker
Mary Parkin
Jake Pfohl
Aaron Post
Christina Rader
Patricia Richards
Jessica Riedl
Miki Robinson
Beth Rowe
Stella Runde
Sarah Sandri
Roger & Geri Schafer
Amy Schauer
Stephonie Schmitz
Jake Schneider
Barbara Scholl
Jessica Schonhoff
Hannah Shaffer
Mary Jo Smock
Leah Specht
Amanda Steines
Scott Taylor
Kim Thorsen
Jeanne Tomlinson
Mike & Nancy Van Milligen
Aaron Vesperman
Lynn Waelshei
Damian Waid
Diane Walsh
Jack Wessels
Kegan Westehal
Deanna Wille
Kathleen Winkelhake
Audri Woessner
Gail Woodhouse
Bob Woodward III

Business Sponsors & Funders

563 Design
3 Willows Wellness Center
A-1 Moving & Storage
Alliant Energy
American Trust
Bard Materials
Big River Sign Co.
Bimbo Bakeries USA
Black Hills Energy
Buzz Creative Group
City of Dubuque
Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
Doland Jewelers
Dubuque Bank & Trust
Dubuque Mattress Factory
Dubuque Pediatric Dentistry, P.C.
Dubuque Racing Association
Drake Law Firm, P.C.
Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group
Eikamp Arts
Exceptional Dentistry
The Friedman Group, Inc.
Happee Smith Productions
Inspire Cafe
Iowa Arts Council
John Deere
Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
Miller Development Group
National Endowment for the Arts
Noon Optimist Club
O'Connor & Thomas, P.C.
PBS Systems
Portzen Construction, Inc.
Premier Bank
R.J. McElroy Trust
River City Paving
Rotary Club
Runde Auto Group
Schultz Family Dentistry
Society of Women Engineers
State Farm Youth Advisory Board
Straka Johnson Architects, P.C.
Target Foundation
Theisen's Home-Farm-Auto
TKS Outdoor Living
US Bank
Vesperman Farms
Volunteer Iowa/AmeriCorps
Women's Giving Circle
Woodward Communications, Inc.


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