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Brissman Foundation grants more than $140,000 to support Milan

December 15th, 2021
Brissman Foundation grants more than $140,000 to support Milan

Milan residents who aspire to join the healthcare workforce have a new resource in their corner: the Grant W. and Virginia W. Brissman Scholarship for Nursing & Health Sciences. The permanently endowed scholarship, which will support Milan students attending Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences in Rock Island, is made possible by a $50,000 grant from the Grant W. Brissman and Virginia M. Brissman Foundation, a private foundation administered through the Quad Cities Community Foundation. The scholarship fund grant is just one of 15 grants totaling over $140,000 recently announced by... Read More

Quad-Cities Students Invited to Apply for Nearly 80 Scholarships Totaling More Than $500,000

November 3rd, 2021
Quad-Cities Students Invited to Apply for Nearly 80 Scholarships Totaling More Than $500,000

Local educators Julie Eisenband and Chris Strunk noticed a problem when it came to the representation of immigrant and refugee students in their classrooms. While these students were a strong presence in Eisenband’s courses at United Township High School in East Moline, one of the state’s most diverse high schools, they were few and far between in Strunk’s at Augustana College. The two teachers’ new scholarship fund, administered by the Quad Cities Community Foundation, aims to help local immigrant and refugee students bridge the gap to higher education by removing one of the key barriers... Read More

Looking For Some POSITIVE News? Check Out What’s The Good News, Quad-Cities!

October 11th, 2021
Looking For Some POSITIVE News? Check Out What's The Good News, Quad-Cities!

It’s the haunting month in the Quad-Cities, but there’s plenty of non-frightening, fun stuff going on in the area! And every month we scare up plenty of positive news in the Q-Cs. There are always a lot of great things happening in the Quad-Cities, and every month, we here at QuadCities.com, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” present to you an array of some of the best of them. We call this What’s The Good News? and it’s a way for you to keep up with some of the awesome people, events and things going on here in our community. So, what’s the good news... Read More

Quad Cities Community Foundation Grants Over Half A Million Dollars To Local Nonprofits

September 25th, 2021
Quad Cities Community Foundation Grants Over Half A Million Dollars To Local Nonprofits

The Quad Cities Community Foundation today announced the recipients of a total of $566,000 through its Coordinated Field of Interest Grant program. Made possible by donors to the Community Foundation, this year’s program pools resources from 11 different Field of Interest Funds as well as the Quad Cities Community Impact Fund. The Coordinated Field of Interest Grant program represents one of the largest single grantmaking distributions made by the Community Foundation each year. Grants from the program cover a variety of specific focus areas, from basic needs and health to community development... Read More

Need Some Positive News? Check Out What’s The Good News, Quad-Cities!

September 13th, 2021
Need Some Positive News? Check Out What's The Good News, Quad-Cities!

Fall is falling into the Quad-Cities! The weather is getting crisper, the sweaters are coming out, the pumpkin spice is beginning to invade! And there’s plenty of positive news dropping like so many golden, orange and rust leaves. There’s always a lot of great things happening in the Quad-Cities, and every month, we here at QuadCities.com, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” present to you an array of some of the best of them. We call this What’s The Good News? and it’s a way for you to keep up with some of the awesome people, events and things going... Read More

Quad Cities Community Foundation CEO to Step Down at End of August

July 29th, 2021
Quad Cities Community Foundation CEO to Step Down at End of August

After seven years leading the Quad Cities Community Foundation, President and CEO Sherry Ristau will step down from her position at the end of August to make way for further organizational—and regional—transformation. “I am deeply grateful for all the relationships and opportunities this community has provided me since arriving in the Quad-Cities,” Ristau said in a Thursday announcement. “With the board of directors, we have spent the last seven years in pursuit of a new mission to transform the region through the generosity of donors, and I believe wholeheartedly that we have moved the... Read More

Quad-Cities Community Foundation Announces Over $111,000 in Nonprofit Grants

June 22nd, 2021
Quad-Cities Community Foundation Announces Over $111,000 in Nonprofit Grants

The Quad Cities Community Foundation Tuesday announced the recipients of more than $111,000 in its spring 2021 Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants. With up to $15,000 in funding available for each project, the grants provide powerful support for investments in equipment and technology, training for staff and board members, and strategic planning work, among other areas. This cycle’s grantees represent an equally broad range of industries, from arts and culture to workforce development. What unites them all is a strong vision for the future—both of their individual organizations and of the community... Read More

Quad Cities Community Foundation Gives Nearly Half Million in New Scholarships

May 25th, 2021
Quad Cities Community Foundation Gives Nearly Half Million in New Scholarships

The Quad Cities Community Foundation Monday announced the recipients of nearly half a million dollars in new scholarship awards. With scholarships ranging from $500 to $11,000 going to 49 students, including nine receiving more than one award, the funding — and the opportunities it can unlock — are significant. “Throughout the pandemic, these students have remained focused and resilient, keeping their eyes on the future,” said Sherry Ristau, president/CEO of the Community Foundation. “As they go out into the world and continue to learn, grow, and go after their dreams, I can’t wait... Read More

Quad-Cities Teens For Tomorrow Learn About Local Needs, Distribute $10,000 in Grants

May 4th, 2021
Quad-Cities Teens For Tomorrow Learn About Local Needs, Distribute $10,000 in Grants

Two dozen Quad-Cities high-school recently learned many important things about their community and made decisions on grants that help serve those needs. Through the Quad Cities Community Foundation’s Teens for Tomorrow (T4T) program, the youth philanthropy group of students announced six recipients of the total of $10,000 in annual grants. They are: Dress for Success Quad Cities’ HireHER program, to support women on the job search — $1,300 Project Renewal Inc.’s Summer Youth Program 2021, to support positive educational, recreational, and social-emotional activities — $2,500 Tapestry... Read More

Long-Awaited Historic Bettendorf School Reopening Will Be May 22

April 28th, 2021
Long-Awaited Historic Bettendorf School Reopening Will Be May 22

Following the meticulous, painstaking preservation of a former one-room school in Bettendorf — completed in September 2019, after more than seven years — the project supporters envisioned reopening as a museum in early 2020. Then Covid happened. The 1873 Forest Grove No. 5 School – refurbished to its 1920s appearance at a cost of $250,000 — is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Regular hours beyond Saturday mornings will be expanded as docents become trained. Volunteer docent training will be taking place on Monday, May 3 at 10 a.m. at the... Read More