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Written by Linda Martin   
Thursday, 31 March 2011 07:35

March 30, 2011

The Moline Foundation has a grant opportunity through a fund called Karen’s Summertime FUNd in honor of Karen Getz. Through the Karen’s Summertime FUNd, The Moline Foundation is offering mini-grants between $300 and $1,000. The object of this special opportunity is to provide non-profit organizations extra funds to develop creative, educational, and fun-filled activities for kids during the summer months. Non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply if they serve the citizens of Moline and the surrounding region, including the Quad Cities.

Karen’s Summertime FUNd grants are made possible by Tom Getz, the Getz family and friends and many generous donors to The Moline Foundation. Such monies allow The Moline Foundation to give non-profits the opportunity to fill some of the gaps in quality summer programming and to support innovative and worthwhile efforts so that children through the Quad Cities have something just a little extra special to do this summer.

In establishing Karen’s Summertime Kids program, we honor the life of a woman who gave to so many others. This special program will help us remember the many ways Karen Getz reached out to children with her sparkling personality and tireless spirit. But Karen will also be remembered as the thoughtful, intuitive partner in so many ventures and programs that brought light and hope to the hungry, homeless, and poor in our community.

All materials necessary to receive funds are due in The Moline Foundation offices by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011 or must be postmarked by or on Friday, April 29, 2011. Please call The Moline Foundation at (309) 764-4193 to request a Grant Application.

Any child-oriented, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, including those who have never received Moline Foundation funding in the past, is welcome to apply.

The Moline Community Foundation offices are located at the Deere-Wiman House, 817 11th Avenue, Moline.

The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation which provides grants to health, human services, education, community development, the arts and other charitable organizations which benefit the citizens of Moline and the surrounding area, including the Quad Cities region in both Iowa and Illinois. The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts and has a current endowment of approximately $16 million.


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