Moline Community Foundation announces $202,000 in grants

The Moline Regional Community Foundation Board recently approved grants of $202,000 for 35 area nonprofit organizations, according to a news release.

“We are grateful to the Moline Regional Community Foundation for giving us the opportunity to expand our impact within the community,” Kim Harrison, Executive Director, Mercer County Family Crisis Center. “For 40 years, we have been serving Mercer County by providing support, advocacy, and education on domestic violence and child abuse. The generous gift from the foundation will allow us to broaden our efforts and reach even more people.” 

 “These grants are focused on improving our area residents’ quality of life through support of Arts and Culture, Economic Development, Education, Environment, and Human Services programs and capital needs” Paul Plagenz, President/CEO of Moline Regional Community Foundation said. “Generous financial support from our donors made these awards a reality and shows how giving in action can profoundly change lives.”

An award ceremony will be held at the Butterworth Center, 1105 8th St, Moline, on Wednesday, June 6, starting at 8:30 a.m. 

The Moline Regional Community Foundation was founded in 1953. The organization receives and administers charitable gifts in a six-county region, including Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Henderson, and McDonough Counties in Illinois and Scott County in Iowa.

Grants approved include:

  • Argrow’s House Floreciente Neighborhood Program Support $5,000
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals Program Support $2,500
  • Azubuike African American Council for The Arts QC Film Festival Support $2,500
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley Out-of-School Programming for Underserved Youth $7,500
  • Butterworth Center Capital Renovations $20,000
  • Christ United Methodist Church of the Quad Cities East Moline & Silvis Food Pantries $2,000
  • Clock, Inc Capital Support for Projector & Screen $1,000
  • EveryChild Elevator Repairs $7,000
  • Figge Art Museum Big Picture Outreach Programs $2,500
  • First Tee Quad Cities Inflatable Hitting Bay for Community Outreach $5,000
  • Genesius Theatre Julius Caesar Production Costs $3,000
  • GiGis Playhouse Quad Cities Music Programs $3,000 
  • Habitat For Humanity Quad Cities Making Homes Accessible $7,500
  • Hauberg Civic Center Sustainable Revenue Development Project $7,500
  • Henderson County Rural Health Center Teen Center Improvements $5,000
  • Humble Dwellings From Plastic Bags and Tubs to Dressers Program $7,500
  • Lead(h)er Fueling the Fire of Professional Development for QC Women $5,000
  • Living Lands & Waters Beacon Harbor Capital Project $5,000
  • Mercado on Fifth Creciendo Juntos Program $5,000
  • Mercer County Family Crisis Center Capital Campaign $25,000
  • Moline Public Schools Foundation Back-to-School Campaign $5,500
  • Pregnancy Resources Thrive by Five Program $3,500
  • QC Latino Foundation QC Heritage Programming $2,500
  • Quad Cities Community Broadcasting Group Access to Opportunity $1,500
  • Quad Cities Golf Classic Military Outpost Program $7,500
  • Charitable Foundation Quad Cities Youth Conference Annual Programming $3,500
  • Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association Barlett Center & Moline High School Programming $5,000
  • RICCA Classroom Updates $7,000
  • Safe Families for Children Alliance Annual Programming $5,000
  • STEAM On Wheels Lab for High School Students $5,000
  • The Midwest Writing Center Summer Programs $2,500
  • Two Rivers YMCA Summer Day Camp and Nourish Program $10,000
  • Unity House of Davenport Capital Improvements $2,500 
  • WVIK, Quad Cities NPR Quad Cities NPR Programming Support $5,000
  • Youth Service Bureau of Rock Island County Counseling for At-Risk Youth $7,500

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