DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 22, 2020) — Midwest Food Bank has been awarded a grant of $300,000 from The Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund (ICRF) to support food procurement and distribution across Illinois. “This grant will support Midwest Food Bank’s ongoing efforts to distribute food to our non-profit partners across the state, “says Monica Scheuer, Executive Director, Midwest Food Bank — Peoria Division “Our primary concern is ensuring local food pantries have full shelves as they face the additi

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 22, 2020) — The Robert D and Billie Ray Center at Drake University annually recognizes Iowans who show the Six Pillars of CHARACTER COUNTS!: Trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship.

Since 2005, we have recognized more than 100 Iowans for showing good character, including:

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (April 22, 2020) — A Care-A-Van decorated with messages of thanks to all their health-care workers and essential personnel from Buddhists, Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Humanists will make its way to four nursing homes on the Illinois side of the River.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (April 15, 2020) — A second round of grants have been awarded to Quad Cities-area nonprofits supporting the community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every single dollar granted has been made possible from donations to the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 13, 2020) — On Wednesday, April 15, a Care-A-Van decorated with messages of thanks from Buddhists, Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Humanists will make its way to four nursing homes on the Iowa side of the River  On Wednesday, April 22, beginning at noon, a similar caravan will make its way to four nursing homes on the Illinois side of the river (listed below).

 

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (April 13, 2020) — On Friday, April 10, members of the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities helped distribute 10 pallets of fresh produce from River Bend Foodbank in the parking lot of St Mark's Anglican Church in Sivis, along with members of the church and leaders of the Silvis School District.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (April 9, 2020) — To meet the needs of people living in western Illinois dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, four local funders have announced a Rapid Response Fund with immediate assistance of $325,000 distributed this week.

QUAD CITIES — Quad Citizens raised $102,376 on Monday, April 6, during the 24-hour “Unite Quad Cities for COVID-19 Recovery” giving event spearheaded by KWQC TV6, The Quad-City Times, United Way of the Quad Cities, and the Quad Cities Community Foundation.

All contributions supported the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 7, 2020) — As local health-care providers continue to anticipate a surge in coronavirus (COVID19) cases in our region, the Quad Cities River Bandits are helping collect donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other supplies for the brave health-care workers at Genesis Health System.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (April 7, 2020) — The Covid-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on the ability of non-profits to not only serve their constituents, but to effectively operate. Based on this unprecedented situation, The Moline Foundation has modified our Spring 2020 Grant submission criteria. Priority will be given to the essential operational costs of non-profit applicants serving the basic needs of residents including:

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