BETTENDORF, IOWA (December 5, 2023) — The Quad Cities Community Foundation has announced the recipients of its fall 2023 Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants. Ten local non-profits have received a total of $155,164 to build and strengthen the systems, structures, cultures, skills, resources, and power that they need to serve their communities.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (November 3, 2023) — Applications for Quad Cities Community Foundation scholarships are now open for 2024. Thanks to generous donors, local students can apply for more than seventy scholarship opportunities totaling over $500,000.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (September 6, 2023) — Daisy Moran is proud to say she’s a product of Quad Cities non-profits. "When my mother and grandmother immigrated from Veracruz, Mexico, they found housing through Project NOW," Moran explains. "I attended Head Start preschool and participated in every extracurricular activity through a non-profit. I love my community because I am a product of it and its organizations."

BETTENDORF, IOWA (September 26, 2023) — The Looser-Flake Foundation has distributed more than $110,000 in new grants across Mercer County, Illinois. With a focus on creative arts, these grants are making an immediate impact on communities in the region.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (September 15, 2023) — Thirty-one local non-profits are receiving $644,630 through the Quad Cities Community Foundation’s Operations and Program Grants.

The Operations and Program Grants are made possible by generous donations to fifteen different Field of Interest Funds as well as the Quad Cities Community Impact Fund. These grants make up the Community Foundation’s largest competitive grantmaking cycle each year.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (August 18, 2023) — When it comes to estate planning, it’s never too early, and it’s never too late.

In fact, according to Johni Hays JD, executive vice president of Thompson and Associates, estate planning should be a continual process. “The will should not be a static document,” she says. “Our plans can and should change as life changes, and those plans should always reflect our values.”

BETTENDORF, IOWA (July 24, 2023) — Every day, non-profits are working to improve the Quad Cities region. As they grow, they require additional support to increase their capacity and expand their efforts. The Quad Cities Community Foundation designed Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants for this purpose.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (July 5, 2023) — Every child deserves to start their school year off on the right foot. This means having the necessary supplies: Markers, notebooks, pens, and pencils, and, maybe most important of all, a backpack. Since 2006, the First Day Project: Quad City-Wide Student Supply Drive has been striving to make this a reality by supplying thousands of local students with the items they need to start the school year with confidence.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (June 15, 2023) — Youth philanthropy is making an enormous impact in the region thanks to the Quad Cities Community Foundation’s Teens for Tomorrow (T4T) program. This year’s cohort set a new record for program grant-making, awarding $38,000 to eight local non-profits.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (June 13, 2023) — The Quad Cities Community Foundation will launch a new Center for Nonprofit Excellence, a resource dedicated to strengthening the region’s non-profit sector.

The initiative will build on the Community Foundation’s long history of supporting non-profits by providing expanded resources that help local organizations advance their missions and grow their collective impact.