Imagine students 18 and younger adding value to their education by writing and illustrating stories of unsung heroes. Six new stories by QC students are being added to our large collection for readers of all ages. Help us amplify the senior's voices to keep their candles burning and keep their important stories alive. Your grant dollars will help cover costs for five storytelling experiences.
Your gift will support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with rent and shelter assistance, gas cards, personal hygiene items, black hair care products, cleaning supplies and sometimes diapers. At Christmas we have opportunities for our community to adopt a family. Please feel free to contact us for additional information and needs.
Keeping children safe, strengthening families, and building healthy communities is what Bethany is all about! A gift to Bethany can create a loving, permanent home for a child, help keep a family together, educate a struggling parent, rapidly re-house a homeless teen or family, or deliver mental health therapy to a child in school.
Your support will help us maintain our exhibit and perform routine preservation of our Bix Beiderbecke artifacts. Recent repairs to the Bix Beiderbecke Museum HVAC humidifier system cost a little over $2,000 and flooding in the exhibit has created a need to prepare for future expenses.
BGCMV is working on a mural at our Moline Club. The purpose of this project: will provide an artistic outlet for our youth, teach important character lessons in hard work, goal setting, teamwork, and perseverance. This project will also allow our youth to express themselves and showcase their work. The side benefit of course, being that it will beautify the building, bringing joy and happiness, reminding the neighborhood that this is more than a brick building.
Support for Core Services: Jane's Place Adult Day Services the IA QC's only adult day and respite care program for those living with Alzheimer's disease, other dementias, and brain injuries; Senior Advocacy which evaluates the needs of 2,500+ seniors annually connecting them to services and supports which allow them to remain independent in their homes.
Clock, Inc's purpose is to provide a non-judgmental, safe, and reliable community center for LGBT+ individuals to reduce any feelings of discrimination or isolation. In fulfilling our mission, Clock, Inc offers various services, including free peer-led community support groups, private and affordable counseling, free community events, workshops, training, a chest binder program, name change assistance, a computer lab, a Transgender Clothing Closet, and an LGBT+ mentorship program.
The OneSound Piano Project strategically places 12 artist-designed pianos in iconic QC locations for the public to interact with, bringing more music, art, and interaction to our community's public spaces. The initiative places the soundtrack of today into the hands of our community by providing them with the idea and means to engage in creativity while breaking down social barriers through music.
Your gifts will support a broad range of community needs such as arts and culture, education, health and human services and historic preservation in Cedar County, IA.
Join us in making a positive, local impact on the people of VanBuren County, IA that will last for generations to come.
EveryChild, formerly known as the Child Abuse Council, is a bi-state, regional nonprofit agency that provides child abuse prevention, education, and treatment programs for children and families. We work to lead community efforts to eliminate child abuse and neglect in our community by strengthening children and families. You see, what happens before kindergarten matters. Zero to five is a critical period for children's development. That's why we focus on the earliest years in a child's life to ensure a strong start for a healthy future.
Children in shelter or rapid rehousing need things to do during the summer months. We have created a list of options to keep these children safe, happy, and out of trouble. Some of those include Movie Club, $7 per child for ticket & snack box; Annie Whittenmyer Pool, $5 per person; Family Museum, $3 per child, $9 per adult; Putnam Museum, $8 per child, $9 per adult; Build a Bear, $28 per child; Trampoline Park, $16.99 per person.
Fresh Films engages underserved youth in year-round film projects to build tech and career skills for college and careers in the growing creative economy. During the summer, youth are placed into paid internships to intensify their skills and connections. Donor support would provide for student work and travel stipends so that all students earn wages for their work!
Because the Community Impact Endowment is the all-purpose fund that can provide grants to any of the charitable organizations and services supporting Fulton, IL, your donation to this fund can help EVERYONE in town in some way. Thank you so much for your gift and your interest in seeing great things happen in Fulton!
Your gift will be joined with others to support the most pressing needs and promising opportunities in Geneseo, IL.
The German American Heritage Center will transform one of its current exhibition spaces into a room alive with activities for children ages 5-12 to learn through play. We will include activities that focus on immigration past and present with a mixture of digital and hands-on experiences that target roleplaying, storytelling, and showing similarities and differences.
GiGi's provides FREE tutoring in literacy and math for individuals with Down syndrome 3 years old and up. These programs meet individuals where they are on their learning journey. Volunteer tutors are trained to use purposeful progressions and a variety of teaching methods to help participants achieve their best of all. Programs are free for families by not free for GiGi's to provide.
Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities is celebrating 30 years of building and renovating homes, revitalizing our community, and restoring hope. With the help of donors and volunteers, we have built 130 homes, completed 70 home repairs, and constructed 59 accessibility ramps. Please join our fundraising campaign to continue building strength, stability and self-reliance for another 30 years and beyond!
Support those who are experiencing homelessness on their journey towards stability and self-sufficiency. Your support will help individuals with bus transportation and document replacement. Breaking down these two barriers will help create successful job interviews, education plans and medical appointments along with better outcomes with housing, employment and other supportive programs.
Help fund our LifeSavings grant program, supporting local schools that host mobile blood drives with us. LifeSavings grants can be used to defray expenses for the blood drive, for education & scholarship purposes within the school district, or to support charitable initiatives. Supporting schools that host blood drives helps to educate young people about the importance of blood donation!
The Birdies for Charity Bonus Fund was established to support the continuing efforts of the John Deere Classic, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, to provide bonus dollars to participating charities in the program. All charities are guaranteed a 5% bonus on amounts up to their prior year pledge total, or $100,000, whichever is greater. We always strive to provide more than the minimum 5%, and in 2022, more than 480 charities received a 7% bonus.
Junior Theatre Inc is seeking to improve its aged tools and supplies used for construction of theatre events. These new items will help us produce theatre for many, many years to come. Our shows continue to be free to see and are interpreted by ASL interpreters. Youth from around the region are found onstage, backstage, and in the booth at Jr Thtr. And kids from the entire region come to enjoy the productions. Theatre for kids, by kids.
Support our Strike a Match Mentoring Program, where mentors are individually recruited to suit the needs of each mentee so that both women can capitalize on each other's talents, experiences, and connections. Our overall mission is to equip Quad Cities women with tools to overcome workplace inequities and accomplish their personal and professional goals - regardless of employment status or ability to pay.
The MLK Center’s activity room is used by our Family Advocacy team for intake sessions, counseling, crisis intervention, parent coaching, supervised visitation, and support groups. It is a place for healing, re-building relationships and strengthening families. The room is in need of re-decorating and refurbishing, so that children and parents alike feel that the space is safe, positive, and supportive.
Your gift will help us enhance and improve the educational, cultural, recreational, and economic environment of the City of Morrison (IL) and surrounding areas.
Your gift will be joined with others to support the most pressing needs and promising opportunities in Mount Carroll, IL.
When caught early, the disease has a 93% survival rate – but is often found at later stages, as there is no routine screening (a PAP smear does not screen for ovarian cancer!). Our patient support and education programs serve roughly 5,000 people in the Quad Cities each year. Please consider supporting our mission – your gift will help patients and families affected by ovarian and other cancers.
Each year, Partners of Scott County Watersheds hosts three Snapshot volunteer water quality monitoring events, where volunteers of all backgrounds learn to conduct water quality tests and collect data on the health of our local streams. Funds will support these annual lab analyses and the purchase of testing supplies, such as nitrate test strips, dissolved oxygen charts, and phosphorus testing agents.
Low-income kids log 6,000 fewer enrichment learning hours than their peers by Grade 6. Ensure all who want to learn can access our high-impact science, history, and culture offerings via a gift to our Access Fund. You'll help low-income learners of all ages by subsidizing youths' school trips/programs; supporting visits by nonprofits/their clients; and supporting $1 entry for those with EBT cards.
The Quad Cities Community Impact Fund is supported by people and companies from across the region and grants to the most pressing needs and promising opportunities in Scott (IA) and Rock Island (IL) counties as they arise and change from year to year. Through this fund, donors join together to accomplish what no one person or organization can achieve alone.
We match homeless pets with loving families. Just last year we found homes for 1,300 cats, dogs, and rabbits. All of the animals that we adopted from our shelter are spayed or neutered, current on vaccines, FIV/Feline Leukemia tested for cats and heartworm tested for dogs. The QCAWC is dedicated to the no-kill philosophy, operates solely on donations and has been saving animals since 1977.
We are raising funds to create a better and more welcoming gathering space for seniors. Our front lobby area is very dull and not welcoming. We are working to create a space for our residents and future residents to gather, have coffee, and maybe lunch that is energized and more spacious. It will also serve as the welcome area to prospective residents and help us increase our overall census and provide for better tours for possible new residents and their families.
$1 provides 5 meals to people facing hunger. River Bend Food Bank works with 400+ hunger-relief partners in 23 counties to make sure people facing hunger have reliable access to healthy food.
Want to invest in a nonprofit committed to strengthening children, families, and individuals to build and enhance thriving communities? SAL Community Services has been providing high-quality early care & education, child care resource & referral, and stabilization services in the Quad Cities and Central Illinois for more than 50 years.
For every child engaged in a STEAM out-of-school program, however, two wait to get in, meaning as many as 8,500 Scott County students potentially miss out on out-of-school STEAM opportunities that can help improve their academic skills and prepare them for future success. 55.5% of Davenport Schools students qualify as low-income, potentially putting them into the category of "lost Einsteins" who lack exposure to STEAM. Providing an opportunity for low- income students to learn alongside their peers in a safe, encouraging environment, STEAM on Wheels classes inspire them with confidence and academic knowledge to improve their educational outcomes.
We need safe, clean, and dry storage for goods we provide survivors of domestic abuse and assault. A storage unit with shelving is a perfect solution! We offer free services for survivors AND we are a social enterprise that hires survivors to create bath + body products that are sold online and in stores. A storage solution will allow us to serve vulnerable women in the QCA with efficiency + care!
Help eliminate barriers and create a more inclusive community for people with disabilities on very restrictive income. Your donations will help expand opportunities for individuals with disabilities to engage with their community. Our mission is to empower people with disabilities to believe in their own unique abilities and achieve their full potential.
As we expand capacity to meet the behavioral health needs of the community, it is vital that we have up-to-date equipment that supports this effort. To that end, we are seeking support to purchase two EMDR kits to assist our clients with trauma processing. EMDR is an evidence-based form of therapy proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD.
Often times, we find our adult clients in need of basic, daily essentials. So we are looking to stock a supply closet that our adult clients can take advantage of if they are in need of support for toiletries or household items. But we need your help to make this possible and to make sure it continues to stay stocked.
Summer Camp is a character development program teaching core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility alongside sports, games, crafts, reading, writing, music, and outdoor education. And through our Nourish Program, we focus on hunger relief & nutrition by guaranteeing a meal at every day of camp. Thanks to your donation we can offer financial assistance making camp accessible to all.
Feed The Children, serves free summer meals to kids at 18 sites in the county. UWWC meals help to address hunger and promote well-being. UWWC seeks support to meet increased demand due to reduced SNAP benefits and rising grocery costs. The program served over 21,000 meals last year, a 50% increase from 2021. Children do not need to enroll or meet qualification requirements.
WHERE LEARNING & FUN COME TOGETHER Your support helps WQPT PBS continue and expand upon our 40-year tradition of providing programming and educational outreach that inspires, educates, and entertains more than 800,000 residents in Eastern Iowa, Western, North-Central, and Central Illinois. We also reach at-risk and under-served children through our First Book Club and other impactful initiatives, such as our Summer of Possibilities library and event tour.
At WVIK, Quad Cities NPR, we provide high-quality news, arts, culture, and classical music programming to our community. As a listener-supported public radio station, we rely on donations to continue delivering trusted and informative content. Your gift helps us to engage with listeners, build partnerships with local organizations, and promote civic engagement. Donate today to support our mission.
Our community's pet population is rising faster than the people in it, so it has never been so important to spay and neuter the lost and homeless pets in our community! This grant will help us to fix approximately 40 pets that come into our shelter, which will help us continue to reduce the number of unwanted/unplanned litters of cats and dogs in the Quad Cities.