East Moline Community Fund awards grants

EM Community Fund

The East Moline Community Fund has approved $18,000 in grants to 13 area nonprofit groups.

The awardees will be honored during a grants awards ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at The Rust Belt, 533 12th Ave. in East Moline.

“The East Moline Community Fund members are privileged to provide these grants that will help build a stronger and more vibrant East Moline by supporting tremendous work of our local non-profit organizations,” said Connie Dowsett, chair of the East Moline Community Fund Advisory Council.

The grants will be awarded to: 

  • Bethany for Children and Families – $2,000 for the Give a Kid A Smile Mobile Dental Clinic.
  • Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities – $1,500 for East Moline Children Therapy.
  • Christ United Methodist Church – $1,750 for East Moline and Silvis Food Pantry support.
  • EveryChild – $1,250 for the Second Step Child Protection Program.
  • Humility Homes and Services – $1,750 for emergency shelter services and supplies.
  • Junior Achievement of the Heartland – $500 for East Moline programs.
  • Niabi Zoo and Forest Preserve – $1,250 for capital equipment for rhino habitat.
  • Spring Forward Learning Center – $2,000 for 2023 Summer Camp for 100 East Moline youth.
  • STEAM on Wheels – $1,250 for youth enrichment programs at YouthHope.
  • Rock Island County Children’s Advocacy Center – $500 for website updates.
  • Transitions Mental Health Services – $1,500 for staff development.
  • Two Rivers YMCA – $1,000 for youth summer enrichment programs.
  • Youth Service Bureau of Rock Island County – $1,750 for counseling services.

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