Gifts to the Four Mounds Foundation support our mission to preserve, educate and serve.

To that end we:

  • Preserve the natural, architectural and historical resources of the Four Mounds estate.
  • Educate with hands-on opportunities for youth and community.
  • Serve through leadership, stewardship, and innovative partnerships.


Four Mounds is making a big impact in the lives of people in our community who are often left behind:

The life-changing impact is big: on average, adults going into our program earn approximately $13,000 per year, and upon graduation, their starting salary is on average $38,000 per year.

Hear more of the success stories from the HEART Partnership.

For me as a parent, [the HEART program] has opened up doors for his future that may have never been possible. I still thank God every day that my son was one of the kids that got into this program.

Shelly, Parent of a HEART Graduate

The Four Mounds staff and program opportunities have been life-changing for our daughter. She has developed life-skills along with job-skill preparation through the thoughtful and affirming mentorship relationships formed with the staff. Arica’s self-esteem, perseverance, and responsibility have shown remarkable growth during her time at Four Mounds.

Lori, Parent of a HEART graduate

For me, [the HEART] program was the ultimate stepping stone. I came to Four Mounds to do community service, having burned all my bridges. I was soon after enrolled in their program. I left with renewed confidence and hope for a better future. I have an internship with Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services and I’m in my third semester of college. I have a support system in place, and I look to the future with hope instead of the fear of facing it all alone.

Koral, HEART Graduate

I have gained a lot of confidence and independence in figuring things out on my own. I have also learned a lot of soft skills and basic life skills, like learning to cope with frustration and talk things through. I was able to move out of my group home and into my own apartment. I have goals for the future and a plan for how to reach them.

Eric, HEART Student

Four Mounds works to reduce poverty and unemployment, build the local workforce, and revitalize our community one person at a time. With your help, we can continue to make positive changes in Dubuque. Please consider making a gift to Four Mounds. Your support builds brighter futures and a stronger community.

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The Four Mounds Foundation is an 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.