BETTENDORF, IOWA (October 26, 2020) — Thirteen banks and credit unions serving the Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities have pooled their resources to give more than $130,000 to the United Way’s United for Equity Fund, created to address and solve inequities in education, income and health.

 

Gene and Arlene Vincent

BETTENDORF, IOWA (October 26, 2020) — Every dollar awarded through the endowment funds and scholarships set up by Gene and Arlene Vincent through the Quad Cities Community Foundation has deep meaning for their family. The couple has two funds at the Community Foundation — the Vincent Family Scholarship, set up in 2019, and the Gene B and Arlene J Vincent Endowment, established earlier this year.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (October 14, 2020) — As of October 2020, nearly 160,000 people, including 55,000 children are now facing food insecurity in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. “There are over 50,000 more people in our service area who do not have enough food because of COVID-19,” said Mike Miller, president and CEO of River Bend Foodbank.

CEDAR FALLS, IOWA (September 30, 2020) United Ways of Iowa is partnering with Strategic Marketing Services and the Institute for Decision Making at the University of Northern Iowa to launch a survey aimed at better understanding the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery on individual Iowa households.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (September 28, 2020) — The East Moline Community Fund Committee has approved $12,850 in funding for 14 area non-profit organizations.

“With many non-profits seeing an increased demand for their services, the committee focused on helping organizations providing vital resources to area residents,”  commented Chair Connie Dowsett.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (September 14, 2020) — The Fall Grant Deadline of Friday, September 25 is quickly approaching. Please contact us with any questions.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (September 11, 2020) United Way Quad Cities announced on September 10 that it has issued $2.3 million in grants to 37 local agencies focused on ensuring all Quad Citizens, regardless of race or ZIP code, have the opportunity and access to achieve their full potential. 

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.

IOWA CITY, IOWA (August 19, 2020) — Goodwill of the Heartland is offering people the opportunity to gain an industry-recognized credential and a competitive edge in the restaurant and food service industry with its free online ServSafe Food Handler Certification.

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