MOLINE, ILLINOIS (August 21, 2020) — "Most non-profits are seeing an increase in demand for their services while facing uncertain funding projections. The ability to apply for operating expenses allows our community’s non-profit partners the needed flexibility to manage through these unprecedented times,” stated Paul Plagenz, President/CEO of The Moline Foundation.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to significantly impact the ability of non-profits to serve their constituents, The Moline Foundation will accept requests for essential operating-costs as well the traditional funding areas of program and capital.


  • Friday, September 25, 2020 submission deadline;
  • Preferred delivery of applications: Electronically to;
  • Please provide one PDF file of the complete grant-submission packet;
  • If needed, applications will be accepted via US Mail postmarked before or by Friday, September 25, 2020; and
  • Grant packets will not be accepted in-person, due to shelter in-place requirements.


  • Two-page limit explaining your need and amount requested;
  • Include organization’s contact information along with the name, address, and e-mail of primary person responsible for grant submission;
  • Basic budget explanation corresponding to the requested amount;
  • 501(c) (3) IRS Determination letter; and
  • Board of Directors & Officers names and contact information.


  • Grants are made to non-profit agencies in The Moline Foundation service area, which includes the Quad Cities region of Scott County, Iowa, and Rock Island, Mercer, Henry, Warren, Henderson, and McDonough counties, Illinois; and
  • Grants are not generally available for those agencies and institutions primarily funded through tax support.

About The Moline Foundation

The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation which provides grants to health, human services, education, community development, the arts and other charitable organizations. The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts for all citizens in a seven-county region including Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Warren, Henderson and McDonough in Illinois and Scott County in Iowa.

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