BETTENDORF, IOWA (January 9, 2023) — Dwayne Hodges still remembers the run-ins he had with police as a young man. They may not all be happy memories, but today he’s working hand-in-hand with the Davenport Police Department and non-profit Family Resources to help turn the tide on gun violence in the Quad Cities community.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (December 27, 2022) — Since taking over as director of the Mercer County Mental Health Action Program (MHAP) one year ago, Krissy Dixon RN has seen just how needed her team and the services it provides are for students and families at Mercer County and Sherrard schools.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (December 19, 2022) — Together, the Quad Cities Community Foundation and twelve other local funders and individual donors have raised $224,000 to help River Bend Food Bank feed children, adults, and seniors facing hunger this winter.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (September 8, 2022) — Thirty-four local non-profits are receiving $577,262 through the Quad Cities Community Foundation’s Operations and Program Grants.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (August 23, 2022) — The Quad Cities Community Foundation has named Kent Pilcher the new chairperson of its board of directors. Replacing outgoing chairperson Randy Moore, Pilcher brings nearly seven years of service to the Community Foundation, most recently as board vice chair and Investment Committee chair, and a long history of local community leadership. His term as chair will run through 2024.

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.