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Inaugural Taste of East Moline Coming April 28

April 4th, 2022
Inaugural Taste of East Moline Coming April 28

The inaugural Taste of East Moline annual event featuring local restaurants offering tasty bite-sized portions of their favorite menu items. Entertainment provided by Bobby Ray Bunch, auction items, a wine pull and a cash bar. The event will be held at the The Rust Belt, the Quad Cities coolest place for entertainment and events. Proceeds support the annual grant-making of the East Moline Community Fund. Sponsored by East Moline Glass. Participating restaurants include: Combine, Happy Joe’s, Jewel-Osco, Junior’s Sports Bar , Midwest Ale Works, Olde Town Bakery, Revive Cafe, Rudy’s... Read More

Child Abuse Council to Enhance Treatment Services for Rural Children and Families

December 16th, 2021
Child Abuse Council to Enhance Treatment Services for Rural Children and Families

The Child Abuse Council is bringing new mental health and medical services to children and families in Muscatine and the surrounding southeast Iowa counties through its Mississippi Valley Child Protection Center. The program is part of a nation-wide network of child advocacy centers that provide services to mitigate the immediate and long-term negative impacts of child abuse and neglect on children, families, and their communities. The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust recently awarded a three-year, $175,000 grant to enhance the program’s coordinated approach and improve access to crucial resources... Read More

Quad-Cities Cultural Venues Win $5.4 Million in New Federal Covid Relief

July 20th, 2021
Quad-Cities Cultural Venues Win $5.4 Million in New Federal Covid Relief

After a brutal and long past 16 months, many major cultural organizations and venues in the Quad-Cities have been awarded badly-needed federal Covid relief, through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program of the Small Business Administration. As of July 19, $5.4 million has been approved in the region (out of $6.8 billion nationwide so far), including $2.3 million for the TaxSlayer Center, among the following grants: Figge Art Museum, Davenport — $368,499 Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport — $564,903 Putnam Museum & Science Center, Davenport — $163,843 Quad... Read More

Quad Cities Community Foundation’s Teens For Tomorrow Announces Grants

May 11th, 2021
Quad Cities Community Foundation's Teens For Tomorrow Announces Grants

QUAD CITIES, Iowa / Illinois—Participants in the Quad Cities Community Foundation’s Teens for Tomorrow (T4T) program, a youth philanthropy group of high school students, today announced the recipients of the program’s annual grants. The grant recipients will direct the money toward programs that support people disproportionately affected by this year’s economic and educational challenges, including refugees, low-income students, and women displaced from the workforce, among others. Each year, T4T students gain first-hand experience in philanthropy and the grantmaking process, from exploring... Read More

United Way Seeks Ideas for $2M-Plus in 2021 Two-Year Strategic Grants

January 21st, 2021
United Way Seeks Ideas for $2M-Plus in 2021 Two-Year Strategic Grants

United Way Quad Cities is accepting applications for its Strategic Impact Grants from nonprofits, grassroots organizations and others serving the residents in Scott and Rock Island counties. Grants will be awarded to organizations working to improve education, income and health outcomes in the Quad-Cities. “We know there is still uncertainty given the pandemic heading into this year, but the long-term future of our region is bright,” said Rene Gellerman, president and CEO of United Way Quad Cities. “For 50 years, our United Way has been proud to be the stewards of our community’s collective... Read More

Goodwill of the Heartland Receives $10 Million from MacKenzie Scott

December 18th, 2020
Goodwill of the Heartland Receives $10 Million from MacKenzie Scott

Goodwill of the Heartland on Friday announced a significant donation of $10 million from billionaire writer and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott as part of a generous gift presented to 384 organizations across the nation. This is the largest single gift to Goodwill of the Heartland in its 55-year history, the nonprofit said in a release. The investment comes at a time when more than 10 million Americans are unemployed and urgently need help finding their next jobs. This gift will enable Goodwill of the Heartland to expand and deliver its mission in the 19 counties that it serves (including the... Read More

Iowa Women’s Foundation Gives Grants to Two Quad-Cities Programs

October 13th, 2020
Iowa Women’s Foundation Gives Grants to Two Quad-Cities Programs

The Iowa Women’s Foundation (IWF) has announced 2021 Core Grant awards to United Way of the Quad Cities and Lead(h)er, for programs that help young girls and women. The grants are among $100,000 to 13 organizations across the state – raising the total granted to over $1.1 million since the program began in 1997. IWF works to improve the lives of Iowa’s women and girls. Grants are awarded to projects that focus primarily on serving the needs and aspirations of women and girls. Six specific areas have been identified as the most critical barriers for Iowa women and girls: employment, child... Read More

Quad Cities Community Foundation awards nearly half-million in grants to 27 nonprofits

September 28th, 2020
Quad Cities Community Foundation awards nearly half-million in grants to 27 nonprofits

Twenty-seven nonprofits were awarded just over $470,000 in grants from the Quad Cities Community Foundation’s Coordinated Field of Interest Grant Program. The grant program includes awards from 10 funds made possible by donors at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. Nine of the organizations received grants that will be awarded for two consecutive years. “It is always a great day at the Quad Cities Community Foundation, especially when we get to see the tremendous impact donor contributions have on nonprofits in our region who are engaging in work—from the arts to basic human needs,” said... Read More

Quad Cities Community Foundation awards nearly half-million in grants to 27 nonprofits

September 20th, 2020
Quad Cities Community Foundation awards nearly half-million in grants to 27 nonprofits

Twenty-seven nonprofits were awarded just over $470,000 in grants from the Quad Cities Community Foundation’s Coordinated Field of Interest Grant Program. The grant program includes awards from 10 funds made possible by donors at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. Nine of the organizations received grants that will be awarded for two consecutive years. “It is always a great day at the Quad Cities Community Foundation, especially when we get to see the tremendous impact donor contributions have on nonprofits in our region who are engaging in work—from the arts to basic human needs,” said... Read More

Western Illinois University BSW Program Awarded Grant for Policy Practice in Field Initiative

July 28th, 2020
Western Illinois University BSW Program Awarded Grant for Policy Practice in Field Initiative

MACOMB, IL — The Western Illinois Bachelor of Social Work program is one of 12 programs nationwide selected to participate in the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Policy Practice in Field Education Initiative. This initiative enables schools of social work to create integrative models that heighten the policy skill set of undergraduate- and graduate-level social work students, regardless of specialization. “These grants make it possible for future social workers to learn the importance of policies, legislation and regulation that advance social justice goals. We thank The New... Read More