$100,000 in Grants Awarded to Local Nonprofits PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Anderson   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 14:48

BETTENDORF, Iowa – The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend is pleased to announce that seven nonprofit organizations received Core Mission Grants as part of the Fall 2013 grant cycle. Core Mission Grants are funded by the Community Impact Endowment – a fund that provides the Community Foundation with the flexibility to meet a wide range of community needs each year.

“The Core Mission Grant program challenges nonprofit organizations to transform how they meet their missions,” stated Susan Skora, President and CEO of the Community Foundation. “Our preference is to fund projects that support strategic planning, board development, staff training, critical equipment needs, and technology/software upgrades.”

Fall 2013 Core Mission Grant recipients:

  • Bettendorf Public Library Foundation

    • Genius Bar equipment to support patrons using electronics, including overflow from the QUAD (teen center).

  • Geneseo Public Library District

    • Digital archiving to save valuable records and allow those records to be accessible 24/7 through the library’s website.

  • Henry County Youth Services Bureau

    • Strategic planning to ensure mission success in providing counseling services for children at home, at school, or at the Bureau offices.

  • Humane Society of Scott County

    • Strategic planning to ensure expansion and success of public programs and community services.

  • Junior Achievement of the Heartland

    • Technology upgrade to support JA BizTown and JA Finance Park.

  • NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Foundation

    • Technology upgrades, including equipment and technology for database management, inventory control, accounting, and other administrative tasks.

  • Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science

    • Strategic planning to ensure the Putnam remains a vibrant community resource now and in the future.

  • WQPT / Western Illinois University Foundation

    • Strategic planning to ensure station success, including recruitment and training of advocates and board members.


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