Giving Catalog

The Quad Cities Community Foundation Giving Catalog is the place for you to unite with other donors to create collective impact in your community. Your gift will be joined with others and granted to the nonprofit of your choice. To contribute to a nonprofit funding request, click on the blue Donate button.

Thank you for proving that generosity truly lives here!

Nonprofits in Cedar, Scott, and Van Buren counties in Iowa and Carroll, Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Whiteside counties in Illinois are invited to participate in the Giving Catalog. If you represent a nonprofit and would like to submit a request, please contact Melanie Jones at MelanieJones@qcCommunityFoundation.org.


A Book By Me - Understanding Works

Help us preserve stories written & illustrated by kids for kids after meeting WWII & Civil Rights heroes.

Your gift of $500 empowers us to do one storytelling effort for an unsung hero. For the young participants, it's a cross-curricular project honoring those who've received little or no recognition. Students learn how to publish a picture book that is a primary source document complete with photographs and a biography. We provide a platform for kids to share history and empathy with their readers.

Akwaaba QC

AKWAABA QC nonprofit organization serving immigrant communities

AKWAABA QC founded on Community Navigator Model, has impacted more than 220 community members through the accompaniment and more than 1000 communities through our community outreach and education. The website is needed for us to continue our great work and cover some administrative costs that we need to help us continue with the work we are providing to the growing number of immigrant communities.

Ballet Quad Cities

Support dance-based music, literacy, and social-emotional learning programs for youth and adults!

Each of Ballet Quad Cities' outreach programs targets a specific academic discipline, and all support social-emotional learning (SEL). Programs are developed in close collaboration with area educators and are interactive and multidisciplinary, combining movement, music, visuals, critical thinking, and SEL skills. BQC also presents programs at no cost to participants in area libraries, community centers, senior centers, and organizations serving individuals with disabilities.

Bethany for Children & Families

Help Give Kids a Smile!

Kids who have poor dental health often miss more school and receive lower grades than children who don't. Bethany's Give Kids a Smile Mobile Dental Program provides dental care on a mobile dental bus that visits local schools. Kids receive a dental exam, cleaning, fluoride treatment, dental health kit, and more!

Bettendorf Public Library Foundation

Bettendorf Public Library's 'Discovery Fair' is a free all-day event at the library that features experiential learning through activities and classes provided by instructors, performers, and entertainers on a variety of subjects.

The 'Discovery Fair' concept is designed to give children and their families an opportunity to explore a variety of classes and experiences that may develop into a genuine interest that they can pursue further. The library will showcase its collection as it relates to the classes and experiences. We will offer programs for a variety of ages - and in doing so encourage lifelong learning.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley

It takes Little to be Big in a child or young adult's life!
Bigs open the world of possibilities and the doors to resources and experiences young people that change the trajectory of their life. A donation to BBBS ignites the potential of youth in our community and provides them with the support, access and guidance to achieve their greatest possible potential.

Bix Beiderbecke Museum and World Archives, Ltd

Help the Bix Museum with instrument restoration!

The Bix Museum is doing much-needed cleaning, tuning, and restoration work on our instruments. Instrument technicians will tune pianos; clean, polish, oil, and replace corks/pads of brass and woodwind instruments; and examine the conditions of string instruments and drums for needed restoration/cleaning. This is required to keep instruments preserved as they can deteriorate and tarnish over time.

Boy Scouts of America - Illowa Council

Scouting CARES (character, achievement, respect, education, and STEM) instills character development and leadership in youth through community partnership that would benefit from the vibrant Scouting Program.

Scouting CARES gives special leadership and emphasis to urban and rural Scouting Programs. Scouting CARES expands Scouting programs to all youth clearly portraying that Scouting is for everyone including disadvantaged and underserved populations. Scouting CARES is Illowa Councils commitment to making sure that all young people have an opportunity to join Scouting.

Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House

Help restore historic lights
Since 1956, Butterworth Center has been a free meeting place for community not-for-profit and educational groups. As a historic house museum, we tell the Deere Family story through tours and exhibits. Additionally, we host recitals, concerts, lectures, weddings, corporate events, and nonprofit galas. Your contribution will help restore the ironworks and glass for c. 1925 exterior light fixtures.

Center for Active Seniors, Inc.

Be a Fan to a Senior Program (BAFS) and the Senior Secret Santa Program (SSS)

In the scorching heat of summer, BAFS is a lifeline for seniors trapped in sweltering homes. Through this program, BAFS doesn't just prevent health emergencies; it breathes a cool breeze of care into the lives of seniors struggling to keep their homes comfortable.

SSS, a beacon of holiday magic, extends warmth and joy to over 1000 low-income seniors. It's not merely about gifts; it's about uncovering the unspoken wishes and needs of seniors, turning necessities into treasures and treats into moments of holiday delight.

Children's Therapy Center of the Quad Cities

The Children's Therapy Center of the Quad Cities is an outpatient pediatric rehabilitation center that provides physical, occupational, speech and feeding therapy.

The iCan Bike Camp is held annually giving children with disabilities the chance to ride a two wheeled bicycle. Over the course of a week in June, a small army of volunteers using the proven iCan Shine system results in a group of smiling happy kids who are now able to feel the wind in their hair with a new skill that can be shared with family and friends. Your donation will help us to change a life!

Christian Care

Parish Nurse Program: empowers the homeless to make positive changes

Our Parish Nurse is available once a week during lunchtime, offering medical assessments, blood pressure screenings, foot care, health education, and referrals to primary healthcare providers. These services are open to men, women, and children at no charge. Christian Care also provides shelter for the homeless and operates a public meal site seven days a week.

Clock, Inc.

Provide a non-judgmental, safe, and reliable community center for LGBT+ individuals!

In fulfilling our mission, we offer various services, including free community support groups, counseling, community events, workshops, training, a chest binder program, a Clothing Closet, & & more! A safe space vastly improves the quality of life for many LGBT+ adults & youth served, who would not be able to express themselves in other aspects of their lives how they can express themselves at Clock.

Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation

Help fund the new siding on the west wing

The painted wooden siding on the west wing of the historic Colonel Davenport House has deteriorated with age since it was installed in 1998. It's time to replace it and your help is needed to raise the funds for this significant project. Thank you for your support of this important QC landmark built in 1833.

Community Foundation of Cedar County

Friends of the Community Foundation of Cedar County Endowment

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.

Community Foundation of Van Buren County

Community Foundation of VanBuren County Unrestricted Endowed Fund

Join us in making a positive, local impact on the people of VanBuren County, IA that will last for generations to come.

Empower House

A community that provides empowerment for a more purposeful life after brain injury.

Empower House is proud to serve our area as Iowa's only brain injury Clubhouse and one of less than 20 nationally. Serving adults who have survived any form of brain injury (including stroke, fall, concussion, tumor, or seizure) by helping them gain a sense of normalcy and thrive to regain their full potential. $2,500 will support 3 members to attend the Clubhouse for 6 months each!

EveryChild

Giving every child the foundation for a safe, healthy childhood is our top priority. EveryChild is a bi-state, regional nonprofit agency that provides child abuse prevention, education, & treatment programs for children & families.

Child abuse happens in all communities, in all neighborhoods, and has the potential to occur in any household. More than 90% of all abuse occurs at the hands of someone the child knows, loves and trusts. EveryChild uses a public health model to focus on working with children under the age of five and their families and community providers to prevent childhood trauma and help children heal after trauma.

Family Museum of Arts and Science

Help us acquire the much-needed supplies to address learning loss gaps in the arts; and promote innovation and creativity in the Imagination studio

The mission of the Family Museum is to inspire, connect, & strengthen our community by enriching the lives of our children today and expanding their capacity to shape their future. The Imagination Studio is a creative space for young minds to be in control and use their imagination to create. We believe in using recycled items, glue guns, tape, scissors, paint, markers, crayons, clay and so much more!

Fresh Films - Dreaming Tree Foundation

Donor funding provides paid internships for Quad City teens

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!

Friends of Hauberg Civic Center Foundation

Restoring the first Summer House at the Hauberg Terraced Food Garden

We have been working to re-imagine the Historic Jens Jensen designed Hauberg terrace food garden as a 3-acre children's art garden. Each of the 5 terraces will have a different theme, amongst the design. The summer houses can be used for educational programing and a place to overlook the garden. We have the original plans and volunteers to rebuild the summer house, just need materials.

Fulton Association for Community Enrichment (FACE)

FACE Community Impact Endowment (Fulton)

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!

Geneseo Is For Tomorrow Foundation (GIFT)

GIFT Community Impact Fund

Your gift will be joined with others to support the most pressing needs and promising opportunities in Geneseo, IL.

German American Heritage Center and Museum

Help us rejuvenate our galleries and create an immersive space for kids!

The German American Heritage Center and Museum preserves and celebrates the Quad Cities' German heritage and tradition by enhancing knowledge of the German immigrant experience and its impact on culture with exhibitions, lectures, workshops, discussions, book clubs, performances, outreach to community organizations and school districts, and annual events.

Gigi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center - Quad Cities

Fitness programs for Individuals with Down syndrome

GiGi's offers tailored fitness programs for individuals with Down syndrome, addressing specific challenges like hypotonia and joint laxity. GiGiFIT ensures safety, effectiveness, and progressiveness, improving strength, endurance, and overall health. Integrated into various programs, we empower participants towards a Confident U, Healthy U, and Whole U.

Gilda's Club Quad Cities

Chemo Care Bags

Gilda's Club supports cancer patients with chemo care bags, filled with essentials like headphones, snacks, and encouraging notes. Costing $25 each, we distribute 100 bags monthly to those starting treatment. Help us bring smiles to faces and make cancer treatment more manageable.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois - Quad Cities

Help a girl build her courage, confidence, and character in the outdoors at Girl Scout Camp!

At camp, girls discover the wonder of nature, experience the thrill of adventure, and challenge themselves to reach new heights. These experiences sharpen their outdoor and leadership skills, inspire them to take action to protect the environment, and create memories and friendships that last a lifetime. Your generous gift will support camperships for lower-income girls to attend summer camp.

Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities

Fund an accessibility ramp for a person in need.

Safe. Able. Independent. Empowered. You can make a daily impact on a person's life by providing accessibility. Whether a person is temporarily or permanently disabled, or simply hoping to age in place, a ramp is often the deciding factor whether they can return or stay in their home. You fund it, we build it! The average cost for one ramp is $2,500.

Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand fosters inclusivity for individuals of all abilities through childcare, school-age care, recreational activities, camp and adult day-hab services.

Your support can make a huge impact! Your gift of any amount toward our goal will provide supplies for over 150 children in our summer programs, creating unforgettable inclusive experiences and fostering growth. Your generosity helps empower these kids of all abilities and ensure they have the resources they need to thrive. Join us in making a difference today!

HAVlife™ Foundation

Support our mission to serve at-risk youth ages 10 - 15 by providing funding for them to participate in activities focused on the arts, music and athletics.

We work to fund all the activities that fall through the cracks as school funds are cut and family budgets run short. Costs that may keep a kid from stretching and sometimes soaring. We seek to allow all youth to experience life to the fullest – increasing positive community influences and the ability to pursue their passion.

Humility Homes and Services, Inc.

Transforming lives with your support! Join our mission to provide shelter, support, and hope to those experiencing homelessness.

Join us in making a difference! Your donation helps provide shelter, support services, and hope to individuals experiencing homelessness. Together, we can create lasting change and brighter futures.

ImpactLife

Support the development of the next generation of blood donors!

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!

Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities

Holocaust education materials improve students critical thinking skills and encourage upstander behavior.

Your gift helps our Holocaust Education Committee provide materials to classroom teachers in Rock Island and Scott Counties. Holocaust Education helps children understand the consequences of prejudice, discrimination and hate.

John Deere Classic / Quad Cities Golf Classic Charitable Foundation

Be a Champion for Charities in our community by donating to the Birdies for Charity Bonus Fund.

With help from donors like you, Birdies for Charity can make an even greater impact. Participating charities receive a bonus check of at least 5% (up to 10% in the past). It is thanks to the generosity of supporters like you that make this bonus possible. Be a part of this incredible movement by supporting the Bonus Fund!

Junior Theatre, Inc.

Making Live Theatre Accessible to All—Support ASL interpretation at all major performances!

By providing American Sign Language (ASL) at all our productions, we are removing a barrier of admission. We prioritize equitable access to the arts by keeping participation costs very low and by removing the barriers of admission so all audiences can enjoy theatre made for kids, by kids. ASL costs $400 per production and we seek your support in offering it at our four major performances this season.

King's Harvest

Be a hero for furry friends!

Support King's Harvest Pet Rescue's move with a donation! We need $100,000 for a safer, larger facility, expanding kennel space and ensuring a clean environment. $50,000 targets kennel expansion; the rest covers plumbing and renovations. Your contribution, no matter the size, aids our no-kill mission. As a donor-funded 501c3 organization, we rely on your support to address overpopulation and find loving homes for pets in the Quad Cities.

King's Harvest

New Shelving

King's Harvest urgently requires shelving to enhance our storage capabilities for food donations. We seek new shelves for our storage pantry and dry storage area to efficiently organize and distribute the received donations, supporting our mission to serve the poor and homeless in the Quad Cities and surrounding communities.

Lead(h)er

The Lead(h)er Strike A Match Mentoring Program fuels career and community engagement for QC women in the workforce.

We empower women in the Quad Cities workforce through our Strike A Match Mentorship Program, networking, community engagement and career development opportunities. We believe the transformative power of mentorship has the potential to change a woman's life trajectory. 44 QC women are waiting to be matched with a mentor, and your gift of any amount helps us to personally match a woman with a mentor today!

Martin Luther King Jr. Center, Inc.

Computers for client and public use

We have an unmet need for computers that clients, part-time staff, and the public can use for things like job searching, lesson planning, and connecting to services. We are requesting funds for three laptops, a printer, and secure storage.

Moline Public Library

Imagine a space where the joy of reading under the open sky meets the thrill of discovery amidst nature's beauty.

Your support for the Moline Library Gardens goes beyond bricks and benches – it's an investment in creating a community environment. Welcome to a new chapter in the story of the Moline Public Library – a chapter that envisions an extraordinary outdoor space that will redefine the way our community connects and learns. This space provides a unique setting for programs and hands-on activities that will engage all ages and backgrounds.

Morrison Area Community Foundation

Morrison Area Community Foundation Community Impact Fund

Your gift will help us enhance and improve the educational, cultural, recreational, and economic environment of the City of Morrison (IL) and surrounding areas.

Mount Carroll Community Foundation

Mount Carroll Community Foundation Community Impact Endowment

Your gift will be joined with others to support the most pressing needs and promising opportunities in Mount Carroll, IL.

Nahant Marsh Education Center

Protect the Quad-Cities largest remaining urban wetland and provide unforgettable, hands-on experiences for thousands of students.

Nahant Marsh Education Center is a 382-acre wetland preserve, home to over 1,000 documented plant and animal species. Our wonderful naturalists provide educational experiences to people of all ages, fostering a love of the natural world. Help us with our mission to protect, enhance, and restore the Marsh through education, research, and conservation.

NEST Cafe

a Pay-What-You-Can restaurant

Indulge in the heartwarming joy of supporting scrumptious, wholesome, handcrafted meals accessible to all, regardless of means. In the Quad Cities, over 25% face food insecurity, lacking consistent access to nourishment for vibrant living. With your generosity, NEST Cafe creates a welcoming space where everyone, regardless of circumstance, shares in the delight of flavorful fare. Join us in savoring the essence of community and nourishing bodies and souls alike.

New Kingdom Trailriders

Empowering individuals by building relationships with horses and humans, utilizing therapeutic horseback riding.

New Kingdom Trailriders empowers individuals with physical, mental, social, or emotional challenges through the unique bond between humans and horses, and an inclusive environment supporting emotional growth and overall well-being. Your support enables riders to gain confidence and independence, while forming deep connections with horses, and fostering a sense of belonging and purpose.

One Eighty

Equip people to overcome addiction and find the freedom to thrive

Your partnership provides a warm bed, housing, access to medical care, job training, faith formation, and mentorship for someone overcoming a lifestyle of addiction. Your generosity will allow someone to hit the "restart" on life, become employed, rebuild relationships and contribute to a better QC.

Quad Cities Community Foundation

Quad Cities Community Impact Fund

The Quad Cities Community Impact Fund 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.

Quad Cities Interfaith

Empower underserved communities to actively engage in local, state, and national governance, advocating for issues that have the most profound impact on their daily lives.

By encouraging ordinary people to use their voices and share their stories, we aim to catalyze meaningful change across critical issues such as immigration, housing, worker rights, and environmental justice. Your support becomes a catalyst for amplifying diverse voices and fostering a more inclusive and equitable society.

Quad City Animal Welfare Center

Help give our shelter dogs new beds. Elevated dogs beds offer shelter dogs a comfortable, safe bedding while they wait for their forever homes.

The Quad City Animal Welfare Center (QCAWC) is a no-kill animal shelter serving the entire Quad Cities region. We rely solely on donations and do not receive any tax dollars. In 2023, we adopted 1,200 animals into loving homes. Many animals we accept into our care have been strays or have lived a hard life. We want to purchase 16 easy-to-clean, chew-proof, elevated beds to keep the dogs off hard surfaces to reduce stress on their joints so they will sleep better and feel better.

Quad City Botanical Center

Scholarships for hands-on, interactive nature based educational experiences.

Each year, our education department welcomes over 10,000 learners from local schools onto our grounds to engage in interactive learning surrounded by nature. In order to ensure equitable access for all, we offer scholarships to local students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. This program has allowed 1,000's of students access to our programming without cost being a deterrent.

River Bend Food Bank

Your gift will provide 12,500 meals to people facing hunger in our communities.

The Food Bank's current situation:
-We are serving 35% more households over previous year
-Donated food is down 29% from last year
-The result of this was a 62% increase in spending on purchasing food alone
-Essentially, in FY23 we fed more people with less food
-Your financial support will have a meaningful impact to our neighbors who are experiencing food insecurity.

Rock Island Public Library Foundation

Sound Feature for the Sensory Garden at Watts-Midtown Branch Library.

These instruments are crafted with a full chorus of organic shapes and sounds, intending to spark a botanical concert within the library's inviting outdoor reading garden. The Watts-Midtown Branch is situated at 2715 30th Street, Rock Island IL. Learn more about this initiative HERE

SAL Family and Community Services (Skip-a-Long)

Help strengthen children, families and individuals.

At SAL Community Services (SAL), we provide Support, Advocacy, and Learning in our communities—from childhood to adulthood. Our mission is to strengthen children, families, and individuals to build and enhance thriving communities. Founded in 1970, we have grown into an organization that meets a wide variety of needs from early education and care to child care resource & referral to stabilization services for immigrants, refugees, and English-Language learners.

Spring Forward Learning Center

Spring Forward provides free after-school and summer enrichment programs in partnership with the Rock Island-Milan, Moline, East Moline and Bettendorf School Districts.

Spring Forward's out-of-school time learning programs provide structured, fun, and safe learning opportunities. Research shows that students who participate in enrichment programs will more likely have positive educational, mental, social, and physical outcomes. Highly qualified staff utilize district-accepted curriculum and methods to create a seamless transition from school to after school and summer.

Testimonies of Hope

Help Argrow's House expand our services to more women and children survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Argrow's House of Healing and Hope helps women and children heal from violence and abuse and supports them as they rebuild their lives following trauma. We offer comprehensive programs that give survivors time to rebuild their lives with the mental, emotional, physical, and economic support needed to thrive. In the last five years, we've served more than 1,000 women and children and employed 21 women fleeing abuse.

The Arc of the Quad Cities Area

Hygiene Closet

Residents in group homes often operate on a limited budget, receiving a modest monthly stipend that must cover essential items, including hygiene supplies. Your generous contribution will help enhance our hygiene closet, providing free access to these necessities for individuals supported by the Arc of the Quad Cities.

The Center

The Center seeks to reduce the pain and suffering of our community members who are struggle with poverty.

We do this in three areas; youth empowerment, neighborhood advocacy, and homeless outreach. We have 10 other non-profits in our building to serve people in these areas. Our building is home to: Iowa Coalition of Harm Reduction, Vera French, Aromoni Services, a Food Pantry, a Thrift Shop, Community Skate Park, Scott County Services, QC United, Fishers of Men, Chef Beary Food Coalition and others.

Together Making A Better Community (TMBC)

TMBC Wants to Engage and Inform!

At TMBC we feel a newsletter is an effective way to communicate and engage with volunteers and potential donors. It would convert readers to volunteers and update prospective donors with the latest information & news at The Lincoln Center. A newsletter will help get regular support for our mission, get engagement on our website and maintain a relationship with our supporters and volunteers.

Transitions NFP

Help us keep our client hygiene supply closet stocked!

Here at Transitions, we maintain a supply closet filled with basic hygiene products. It is intended to benefit clients who may be having hard times financially and are unable to afford basic necessities. The closet has been a tremendous asset for our clients, but we need support to keep it stocked throughout the year.

United Way of Whiteside County

Take Action Against Summer Hunger in Whiteside County.

For the past 23 years, United Way has served free summer meals to kids at 19 sites in the county. The program served over 34,000 meals last year, a 50% increase from 2022. UWWC seeks support to meet increased demand; we need to fill over 500 volunteer positions, we need help with community food drives, and we need funding to purchase food.

World Relief Quad Cities

Empowering refugees to enter the workforce.

WRQC's Matching Grant program supports employment and early economic self-sufficiency, helping refugees prepare for and obtain their first jobs in the U.S. $2,500 will purchase items like steel-toed boots, gas gift cards, toolbags, lunchboxes, and foldable carts, which are essential to refugees' success in the workforce.

WVIK Quad Cities NPR

WVIK, Quad Cities NPR, the Quad Cities area and Dubuque public radio station, providing news, music, and thoughtful entertainment.

Supporting WVIK champions unique and invaluable services like APRIS, providing free readings of local and regional newspapers to those with physical limitations. Your support enables us to sustain these essential services and programs, enriching the lives of individuals in our community.

YWCA of the Quad Cities

Support YWCA Quad Cities mission toward eliminating racism and empowering women to promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

With locations in Illinois and Iowa, YWCA Quad Cities has been working to empower women in our community for over 100 years and serves over 3,500 individuals and families each year with educational programs, special services, social justice advocacy, child care and youth outreach.