From left to right, Sherry Ristau, Kelly Thompson, Anne Calder, and Michelle Payne

BETTENDORF, IOWA (August 4, 2021) — As Sherry Ristau enters the final weeks of her tenure as president and CEO of the Quad Cities Community Foundation, one thing couldn’t be clearer to her: This is an organization that is ready to take its work to the next level.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (July 30, 2021) — After seven years leading the Quad Cities Community Foundation, President and CEO Sherry Ristau will step down from her position at the end of August to make way for further organizational — and regional — transformation.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (June 23, 2021) — The Quad Cities Community Foundation has announced the recipients of its spring 2021 Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants. With up to $15,000 in funding available for each project, the grants provide powerful support for investments in equipment and technology, training for staff and board members, and strategic planning work, among other areas.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (June 1, 2021) — The Quad Cities Community Foundation today announced the recipients of nearly half a million dollars in new scholarship awards. With scholarships ranging from $500 to $11,000 going to 49 students, including nine receiving more than one award, the funding — and the opportunities it can unlock — are significant.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (May 25, 2021) — When Quad Cities–area non-profit Progressive Action for the Common Good (PACG) decided to honor the legacy of community activist Dick Fallow after his death in 2013, opening a memorial fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation was a natural choice.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (May 5, 2021) — Participants in the Quad Cities Community Foundation’s Teens for Tomorrow (T4T) program, a youth philanthropy group of high-school students, have announced the recipients of the program’s annual grants.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (February 22, 2021) — The Quad Cities Community Foundation has welcomed two new board members this month: Quad-City Times Publisher Debbie Anselm and Attorney Mark Schwiebert. The two will add significant experience to the board and help guide the Community Foundation’s work and long-term regional impact in the bi-state region.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (February 18, 2021) — Sharon Glassman was a quiet, thoughtful person who worked at the International Harvester Plant in East Moline. Folks remember her for a cheerful, kind-hearted sensibility that shone through whenever she spoke. Her husband, Kenneth Glassman, was a welder at Johnson Sheet Metal whose iron-clad work ethic instilled within him a sense of duty and purpose.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (January 29, 2021) — The saying that youth are the future rings especially true in the Quad Cities, where the Quad Cities Community Foundation’s Teens for Tomorrow Program is helping create a bigger, better, and more active community. Teens for Tomorrow (T4T) is comprised of 30 students from Quad City-area high schools who are passionate about philanthropy.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (January 25, 2021) — Whenever Randy Moore is faced with a task, especially if it’s a challenging one, he always asks himself, “How can I do a good thing differently to make it better?”