ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (July 27, 2022) — As far as Sue Rector is concerned, those are the two most powerful words a fundraiser can say.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (July 25, 2022) — 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?”

BETTENDORF, IOWA (June 29, 2022) — Siri Pothula was at school when she got the good news. “I saw the e-mail, and my first instinct was to just stare at it,” the Rivermont Collegiate rising senior recalled. “I was like, ‘This is not real. I did not do that.’”

BETTENDORF, IOWA (June 7, 2022) — Philanthropy starts early at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. The Community Foundation’s Teens for Tomorrow (T4T) program gives Quad Cities high-schoolers the opportunity to experience the grantmaking process firsthand, awarding real dollars to local non-profits.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (May 23, 2022) Growing up, Yuliana Marceleno Lopez never lost sight of the sacrifices her family had made to give her the opportunities she had. “I always felt a sense of pressure to be someone greater because I saw my parents struggle,” said Lopez, whose family came to Davenport from Guanajuato, Mexico.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (April 28, 2022) — Sue Hafkemeyer will be the next president and CEO of the Quad Cities Community Foundation. Joining the Community Foundation from the MercyOne Dubuque Foundation, Hafkemeyer brings decades of non-profit leadership experience, a track record of fundraising success, and a passion for collaboration. She will begin June 1.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (March 30, 2022) — The Hubbell-Waterman Foundation, now administered in partnership with the Quad Cities Community Foundation, today announced $1.2 million in new one-time and multi-year grants to 43 local nonprofits.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (March 22, 2022) — Continuity matters. Just ask Hunt and Diane Harris, who recently moved from Moline to Naperville to be closer to their son and his family. As they settle into their new home, they’re making sure that their giving remains grounded in the Quad Cities, that generosity keeps thriving in their family, and that their legacy lives on after their lifetimes, too.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (February 16, 2022) — The Quad Cities Community Foundation today announced that it has surpassed $100 million in grants since its founding in 1964.

Dean and Deb Mathias

BETTENDORF, IOWA (January 24, 2022) — Like many American children, Dean and Deb Mathias learned to ride bikes at an early age. Unlike most, however, the couple has cultivated that rite of passage into an enduring passion — one that has introduced them to lifelong friends, been shared with multiple family generations, taken them all over the globe, and guided them to give back to their community.