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Quad Cities Community Foundation to launch new Center for Nonprofit Excellence

October 2nd, 2023
Quad Cities Community Foundation to launch new Center for Nonprofit Excellence

The Quad Cities Community Foundation will launch a new Center for Nonprofit Excellence, a resource dedicated to strengthening the region’s nonprofit sector. The initiative will build on the Community Foundation’s long history of supporting nonprofits by providing expanded resources that help local organizations advance their missions and grow their collective impact. At the heart of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence lies a vision to become a place for the region’s nonprofits to connect, build capacity, and champion issues of importance to the sector and our community. “The vision for... Read More

Support Available For Households Previously Living At 324 Main Street in Davenport

August 16th, 2023
Support Available For Households Previously Living At 324 Main Street in Davenport

Each household that lived at 324 Main Street in downtown Davenport is now eligible for a total of $3,500 in financial assistance from the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. The fund was activated after the partial building collapse earlier this summer. Donors from the Quad Cities region and across the country donated to support the fund. “In partnership with Disaster Ready Quad Cities, and Quad Cities Open Network and their Supplemental Emergency Assistance program, we have been able to steadily convert these generous donations into grants that result... Read More

Local students awarded over half a million dollars in scholarships

June 19th, 2023
Local students awarded over half a million dollars in scholarships

The Quad Cities Community Foundation today announced the recipients of $522,400 in scholarship awards. Made possible by the generosity of donors to scholarship funds at the Community Foundation, the scholarships awarded represent a significant investment in local students and their future impact on the Quad Cities and beyond.   “Our staff, our application review volunteers, and our donors are all proud of everything our local students have achieved so far, and we congratulate them on being recognized so meaningfully for those accomplishments,” said Sue Hafkemeyer, president and CEO of... Read More

Nearly $500K In Quad Cities Nonprofits’ Grants Available

June 12th, 2023
Nearly $500K In Quad Cities Nonprofits' Grants Available

QUAD CITIES, Iowa/Illinois—The Quad Cities Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2023 Operations and Program Grant program. This year, the Community Foundation will award over $486,000 to nonprofit organizations in the Quad Cities region. Operations and Program Grants provide flexible and reliable funding for general operating support or program support for successful ongoing efforts. Nonprofits can apply for up to $20,000, requested as a one- or two-year grant. The deadline to apply for Operations and Program Grants is July 15. The application is available at www.qccommunityfoundation.org/operationsandprogramgrants The... Read More

New Quad Cities Latino leadership program seeks applications

April 6th, 2023
New Quad Cities Latino leadership program seeks applications

QUAD CITIES, Iowa / Illinois—Latino leaders in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas have a new resource for building their skills, knowledge, and abilities to succeed, lead, and maximize their impact on their community. This fall, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 10 in Davenport will host the first-ever cohort of the Quad Cities Regional LIDERAMOS Leadership Development Program. Part of the LIDERAMOS National Latino Leadership Alliance (NLLA) framework, the program will reach across generations and sectors with a culturally centered curriculum tailored to the needs... Read More

Applications for more than $500,000 In Illinois And Iowa Scholarships Open Now

February 14th, 2023
Applications for more than $500,000 In Illinois And Iowa Scholarships Open Now

Sometimes, as she thinks about her future, Lila Teitle thinks of Jayne Lee Andreseen. She never knew Jayne, who passed away in 2005 at the age of 13 after a courageous battle with a rare form of pediatric cancer. But as the most recent recipient of the Jayne Lee Andreesen Memorial Scholarship, she carries Jayne’s story forward with her. “It was such an honor to be picked for this special scholarship,” said Lila, now a first-year student on the pre-med track at Duke University. “The Andreesens and the scholarship committee were kind enough to put their faith in me to go out, study, and help... Read More

Two community members join Quad Cities Community Foundation board

January 31st, 2023
Two community members join Quad Cities Community Foundation board

QUAD CITIES, Iowa / Illinois—The Quad Cities Community Foundation is welcoming two new members to its board of directors. With unique perspectives, professional expertise, and connections in the community, the new members will be important leaders in the Community Foundation’s efforts to transform the region through the generosity of donors this year. “We are so fortunate to have a board of directors that doesn’t just believe in our mission but has an ambitious vision for our Quad Cities community,” said Sue Hafkemeyer, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. “I’m grateful... Read More

Quad-Cities Students invited to apply for more than 70 scholarships totaling over $500,000

November 2nd, 2022
Quad-Cities Students invited to apply for more than 70 scholarships totaling over $500,000

Applications for scholarships through the Quad Cities Community Foundation are now open. Made possible by the generosity of donors to scholarship funds at the Community Foundation, more than 70 renewable and one-time scholarships totaling over $500,000 are available to local students this year. “We are privileged to play a part in opening doors to higher education in the Quad Cities,” said Sue Hafkemeyer, the Community Foundation’s president and CEO. “We’re inspired by donors’ investment in the future of our region, and we share their commitment to breaking down barriers to equitable... Read More

Kent Pilcher named Quad Cities Community Foundation board chairperson

August 24th, 2022
Kent Pilcher named Quad Cities Community Foundation board chairperson

The Quad Cities Community Foundation has named Kent Pilcher the new chairperson of its board of directors. Replacing outgoing chairperson Randy Moore, Pilcher brings nearly seven years of service to the Community Foundation, most recently as board vice chair and Investment Committee chair, and a long history of local community leadership. His term as chair will run through 2024. In addition to Pilcher’s election to board chair, Dr. LaDrina Wilson has been named vice chair. “Kent is an asset to the Quad Cities and to the Quad Cities Community Foundation,” said President and CEO Sue Hafkemeyer.... Read More

Iowa And Illinois Local nonprofits receive $10,600 for environmental education and research projects

July 26th, 2022
Iowa And Illinois Local nonprofits receive $10,600 for environmental education and research projects

As every member of the Illowa Council knows, a Boy Scout always leaves his campsite in better shape than he found it. According to Mark Schwiebert, a former Eagle Scout and the founder of the Mark W. Schwiebert Fund for Environmental Studies at the Quad Cities Community Foundation, that principle extends across the planet we call home. “Ask yourself: what do you want to leave behind for those who come after you?” Schwiebert’s own answer to that question helped lead him to establish the Schwiebert Fund, which since 2016 has made annual grants to Quad Cities nonprofits that educate the community... Read More