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Grant money still available for the 2012 Endowment Challenge Match PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Anderson   
Sunday, 09 September 2012 13:04

BETTENDORF, Iowa – A reminder to all nonprofit organizations located in Scott and Rock Island counties – 14 matching grants of $5,000 each are still available for the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend’s (CFGRB) 2012 Endowment Challenge. CFGRB will award up to $100,000 through 20 grants on a first come, first serve basis. Six organizations have earned the match to date.

Nonprofits that raise $15,000 in new gifts for their endowment at CFGRB qualify for a $5,000 matching grant for their endowment. Alternatively, nonprofits that raise $30,000 in new gifts for their endowments at CFGRB qualify for a $5,000 match with the option to add it to their endowment or use it for current operations.

“Endowment is the heart of the Foundation’s work,” says Foundation Board Chair Mike Drymiller. “This challenge is a terrific way for nonprofits to engage Board members, volunteers, and donors in endowment building.

”This is one of several Endowment challenges CFGRB has issued over the years. Some have focused on affiliate foundations and their Endowment Partners, and others have involved the affiliates themselves. 

Qualifying Criteria

1)  Nonprofit organizations with current 501(c)3 status, located in Rock Island or Scott counties.

2)  Funds raised may be an addition to an existing endowment held by CFGRB or to establish a new endowment.

3)  Only unrestricted endowments qualify for this Challenge.

4)  Funds raised are based on actual deposits made by December 3, 2012.

5)  Gifts must be made by a minimum of ten people.

6)  Only one $5,000 match per organization.

If you have questions, please contact the Community Foundation at 563-326-2840, or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Quad Cities Interfaith Newsletter PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QC Interfaith   
Sunday, 09 September 2012 12:53

What's New at QCI

Come support QCI and Casa Guanjuato for this movie screening on Thursday,September 27th at 6:30 pm hosted at Casa De Los Ninos, 1401 16th Street, Moline, IL.

Prayer Vigil for Jobs and Jobs Equity is  Sunday, September 23rd at 6:00pm
Local faith leaders have issued a moral imperative for local jobs, equitable access to jobs and social inclusion for the proposed QC Passenger Rail Project.We believe that how the QC Passenger Rail  Project is crafted and administered should reflect our moral concern that all in our community should benefit from this project—especially those living in poverty and are often at a disadvantage to gain access to this great economic development opportunity. Join us as we pray for our community to seek innovative ways to seek the common good where all will benefit in from this project.
The vigil will be :
Sunday, September 23rd at 6:00pm
at First Christian Church - 1826 16th Street, Moline.
To RSVP or receive more information call 563-322-4910

QCI Issue Updates

Transportation and Jobs Equity
As part of  Gamaliel of Illinois, the task force is working to secure a State wide Project Labor Agreement (PLA) from the contractors,unions and Department of Transportation that will include requirements for diversity in the work force on all transportation projects in Illinois. The Task Force is also looking to build a local monitoring committee in early 2013, that will hold accountable IL DOT on the Community Benefits Agreement principles it agreed to. Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 12th at 10:00am at Church of Peace-12th and 12th in Rock Island. Join us! For information, please contact Reverend David Geenen, Task Force Chairman at


The task force will be meeting at 5:30pm on Tuesday, September 25th at the Village Inn on Harrison Street in Davenport. 
Join us on Thursday, September 27 at 6:00pm at Casa de Los Ninos -1401 16th Street, Moline, for the viewing of "Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness." This film was shown as part of PBS's Not in Our Town series, which highlights communities combating intolerance. Film is one hour in length and there will be a community discussion to follow. This program is free and sponsored by Casa Guanajuato.

Community Events

Race Matters:
Monday, September 17th- Friday, September 28

Pacem in Terris:
Kim Bobo, executive director of the National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice will receive the Peace and Freedom award on Sunday, September 16th, at 2pm. The ceremony will be at Christ the King Chapel, St. Ambrose University in Davenport. 

Iowa Mission of Mercy:
October 5&6 at the River Center in Davenport- 136 E. 3rd Street
Iowa Mission of Mercy is hosting a two-day free dental clinic. This is open to any child or adult in need of dental care. Dental care is given regardless of income or previous dental history. 

Davenport NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet:
Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 6:00pm
at The Lodge - 900 Spruce Hill Drive, Bettendorf.
The theme is: Your Power, Your Decision- VOTE. Tickets will be $40.00 per person. For more information visit the

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, September 11th - 6:30pm 
QCI Leadership Assembly

St Mary's Church , 516 Fillmore, Davenport 

Sunday,September 23 - 6pm
QCI Clergy Prayer Vigil for Jobs and Jobs Equity -

at First Christian Church, Moline

Welcome to Quad Cities Interfaith Newsletter

Hi, we are hoping you are enjoying our newsletter. Please take some time and check out our new website. It's the same web address, but a whole new look. We'd  love to hear any feedback from you about our newsletter and our website at QCI welcomes information about faith-based activities to post to our newsletter. We reserve the right to edit for space and content.  If you like this, please forward to your friends. Have a Blessed Day!

Walk for Life - Sat, Sept 15 in Moline & Bettendorf PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Katherine Hardacre   
Friday, 07 September 2012 12:53

Two Locations:

Ben Butterworth Parkway: 55th Street & Old River Drive - Moline, IL

Veterans Memorial Park: 1645 23rd Street - Bettendorf, IA

200+ walkers will raise over $50,000 to support this local non-profit ministry. PRIZES for top winners!

Pregnancy Resources has been offering free services to families facing an unplanned pregnancy since 1990. In 2011, Pregnancy Resources served 1,233 people. Pregnancy Resources is locally funded by individuals, families, churches, business, and local foundations. The center receives no government funds.

Free & confidential help:

  • Pregnancy tests
  • First trimester ultrasounds
  • Pregnancy, fetal development, and abortion education
  • Adoption education and referrals
  • Parenting classes
  • Material assistance including diapers, new cribs, and car seats
  • No Regrets speakers for local middle & high schools
  • Post-abortion grief recovery

Walk for Life is sponsored by Whitey’s Ice Cream

For more information, visit

Marriage and Family Counseling Adds New Resident PDF Print E-mail
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Written by William J. Hiebert   
Friday, 07 September 2012 12:38
Rock Island, IL, September 4, 2012 -- Mr. Jacob Johnson has joined the staff of Marriage and Family Counseling Service. He joins Dr. William Hiebert, Executive Director, and Dr. Derek Ball, Director of the Hiebert Institute, as the full-time resident staff member at Marriage and Family Counseling Service.

Mr. Johnson completes his doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, VA in 2013. Following his master's degree in marriage and family therapy in 2010 from Northwestern University (Evanston), he worked as a therapist in several settings including Evanston, and in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. During the last two years at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Mr. Johnson has been a Research Assistant and a therapist at the Family Therapy Center in Blacksburg. He is the author of 7 professional articles of which five have been based on research related to grandparenting of WIC-enrolled grandchildren.

Licensed as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Mr. Johnson is fluent in Spanish and will be working with couples and families in the agency’s Spanish Family Therapy Program, partly funded by Bob and Patti Lane, the Amy Helpenstell Foundation, the Doris and Victor Day Foundation, and United Way.

Robert Donohoo, the departing resident, completed his 15-month residency in March of 2012. During his residency, Donohoo passed the national marriage and family therapy examination and became licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois. Mr. Donohoo remained in the community and is employed as a family therapist with the Veterans Administration in their Moline office working with returning veterans and their various personal and relationship issues that service abroad in Irag and Afghanistan have brought about.

The residency program was established in 1980 for the purpose of providing specialized training in marital and family therapy for a twelve-month period. During his internship, Mr. Johnson will receive supervision by the senior staff of Marriage and Family Counseling Service and will provide over 700 hours of clinical experience working with a variety of presenting issues. Following the completion of the one year internship at Marriage and Family CounselingService, residents will have completed the basic requirement for becoming a full clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a licensed marriage and family therapist in Illinois.

Marriage and Family Counseling Service is a community sponsored counseling and education program sponsored by the United Way of the Quad City area, fee income and gifts. The agency has served the Quad City Area for 37 years, offering high quality therapy to individuals, couples and families from Rock Island and Scott Counties and the surrounding areas. Therapy services are offered on a "sliding scale" which means that fees are based on the clients' income. Many types of insurance coverage are also accepted.

Marriage and Family Counseling Service is located at 1800 Third Avenue, Suite 512, Rock Island, with services available to all residents of the Quad City area.

Day Foundation Gives to Christian Care PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Friday, 07 September 2012 12:26
Rock Island – The Doris & Victor Day Foundation has awarded a $2,500 grant
for Christian Care’s Community Meal Site in Rock Island. “Christian Care greatly
appreciates the Doris & Victor Day Foundation for its support of our Community Meal
Site that serves thousands of homeless men, women and children every year,” said
Dr. Elaine Winter, the organization’s Executive Director. “Our Community Meal Site has
already served 15 percent more meals in 2012 than in 2011. Funding from the Doris &
Victor Day Foundation will positively impact Christian Care—as well as our community.”

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization operating two facilities—a domestic
violence shelter for women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men. It
serves homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women
coming out of prison, and those with mental illnesses.

For all those who need a meal, Christian Care's Community Meal Site is located at its
Rescue Mission, 2209 3rd Avenue, Rock Island. It is open for breakfast, lunch and
dinner on weekdays Monday through Friday, and for breakfast and dinner on Saturday
and Sunday. Breakfast is served at 6:30 a.m., lunch at 12:15 p.m., and dinner at 6:30
p.m. If you know of someone in need, call the Christian Care Crisis Hotline at any hour
of the day at (309) 788-2273 or visit online at

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