MOLINE, ILLINOIS (November 1, 2022) — The Moline Foundation Board approved $279,750 in grant-funding for 31 area non-profit organizations. The Moline Foundation accepted applications for capital and program expenses.

Joedy Cook, CEO and Founder of Ballet Quad Cities commented “On behalf of the board, staff, and dancers, Ballet Quad Cities is thrilled with the Moline Foundation grant to kick off our Capitol Campaign for our new home in downtown Moline. This will be a huge benefit for all Quad Citizens interested in the arts.”

Dougal Nelson, President, and CEO of Junior Achievement of the Heartland stated, “On behalf of the students, this grant will impact, our staff and board of directors. Junior Achievement of the Heartland is grateful for this award. Together, we are giving students the skills and mindset to build a thriving community.”

Grants approved include:

Backwater Gamblers — $6,000

Replace Aging Equipment

Ballet Quad Cities — $50,000

New Moline Location

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the QC — $2,500

New Match Welcome Kits

Bix Beiderbecke Museum — $2,200

Online Learning Materials and Technology

Boy Scouts of America — ILLOWA Council — $5,000

At-Risk Youth Programs

Christian Care — $5,000

Martha’s House Improvements

Common Chord — $4,000

InTune Music Program

Fresh Films — $4,000

Rock Island High School Expanded Program

Friendship Manor — $3,500

No Show Gala

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois — $5,000

Leadership Program

Hand In Hand — $2,300

Field Trips

Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates — $10,000

Programs in Rock Island and Scott County

Junior Achievement of the Heartland — $67,500

New JA Inspiration Center and In-School Programs

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois — $5,000

Family Needs Outreach

Martin Luther King Jr Center — $10,000

Holiday Outreach and Meals

Mercer County Better Together — $2,500

Housing Fund

Moline Community Development Corp — $5,000

Technology Upgrades

Narratives QC — $3,500

Life Coaching and Mentoring Programs

New Kingdom Trailriders — $5,000

Program Support

QC Closet to Closet — $1,500

Materials for Blankets

Quad Cities Chamber Foundation — $8,000

Talent Development and Attraction

Rebuilding Together — Henry County — $7,500

Low-Income and Senior Home Repairs

River Bend Food Bank — $25,000

Capital Campaign Third Installment of Three

Safer Families for Children — $7,500

Program Support

Spring Forward Learning Center — $5,000

Summer 2023 Field Trips

Tapestry Farms — $9,500

Connecting Refugee Families to Resources

The Literacy Connection — $1,500           

Family Programs

Underwear Because We Care — $2,500

New Underwear for Homeless and Needy

Unity House of Davenport — $1,250

New Stairs

World Relief Quad Cities — $7,500

Capital Needs of Literacy Program

WQPT — $5,000

Education Outreach Initiative

Paul Plagenz, President, and CEO of The Moline Foundation reflected, “The Moline Foundation is honored to partner and support these non-profit organizations as they improve the quality of life of area residents. Thank you to our generous donors who believe and understand philanthropy truly changes our community for the better.” 

About The Moline Foundation

The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation which receives and administers charitable gifts in a seven-county region including Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Warren, Henderson, and McDonough Counties in Illinois and Scott County in Iowa.

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