BETTENDORF, IOWA (October 21, 2022) — In 2022 Ascentra, through its partnership with Visa® was presented with a unique opportunity to redirect incentive funds to local organizations as part of Visa’s Community Investment Program.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (October 14, 2022) — Organizers of this year’s “Life is Beautiful” concert and silent art auction are hosting the event on Saturday, November 19, 2-11PM, at the Raccoon Motel, 315 E 2nd St, Davenport.

The live silent art auction is 2-9PM, with music 3:30-11PM. There will be a free-will offering for concert admission. The art auction is organized by local artist Carolyn Krueger and features artwork from area artists.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (October 19, 2022) — The Iowa Women’s Foundation has announced the six recipients of its Core Grant program. The $150,000 grant program funds organizations across the state that address one of the barriers to women’s economic self-sufficiency that the Iowa Women’s Foundation has identified, which are child-care, housing, employment, education and training, mentorship, and transportation.

Each organization will receive $25,000.

The recipients are:

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (October 19, 2022) — Jenelle Wolber, Director, Business and Economic Growth Services for the Quad Cities Chamber, was recently certified as an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) by the National Development Council (NDC).

DAVENPORT, IOWA (October 18, 2022) — Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities will hold its seventeenth annual “Mr and Ms Habitat” fundraiser Saturday, October 22, at The Isle Casino and Hotel in Bettendorf. The event is an important source of funding for local home-building and home-repair efforts. This tongue-in-cheek fundraiser begins at 5:30PM and features a silent auction, heavy appetizers, drinks, and games.

Volunteer Ty Lewis reading with a student at Rock Island Academy from the spring session of Read United

BETTENDORF, IOWA (October 18, 2022) — Earlier this year, hundreds of Quad Citizens joined United Way and local school districts to support youth literacy by reading one-on-one each week with local students through an initiative called Read United QC.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 17, 2022) — United Ways of Iowa has announced a three-year partnership with the GreenState Foundation that will commission United Way ALICE Reports for Iowa in both 2023 and 2025.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 10, 2022) — Keep Iowa Beautiful and Diamond Vogel Paint are pleased to announce the 2023 Paint Iowa Beautiful program. The program provides free paint to a wide variety of community projects throughout Iowa. Administered through Keep Iowa Beautiful with the paint provided by the Diamond Vogel Paint Company.

EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS (October 5, 2022) Please join the awardees below during the Grants Awards Ceremony tomorrow Thursday, October 6, 4-5PM, at The Rust Belt.

The East Moline Community Fund Committee will award $18,000 in funding for thirteen area non-profit organizations.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (September 30, 2022) — The Rotary Club of Bettendorf is spearheading the second annual Bettendorf Rotary Blanket Drive in the Quad Cities area from October 3 through December 2. The goal is to receive 4,000+ blankets in 2022 which is double the amount from last year.