Moline Foundation Board awards $230,000 in grants

The Moline Foundation Board recently approved $230,000 in grant funding for 43 Quad Cities area non-profit organizations.

“These grant awards are possible because of the community’s generous financial support of our grant-making endowment,” Paul Plagenz, the foundation’s president and CEO, said in a news release announcing the Spring Grants. “The Moline Foundation is proud to support and partner with these non-profit organizations as they improve our area residents’ quality of life.” 

The foundation accepted applications for capital and program expenses.

Grants approved include:

  • Abbey Foundation, $5,000, capital improvements.
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals, $2,500, program support.
  • American Red Cross of Quad Cities, $3,500, home fire prevention and relief.
  • Argrow’s House of Healing and Hope, $7,500, client support services.
  • Bethany for Children and Families, $7,500, teen programming.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley, $5,000, programming support.
  • Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities, $2,500, gun buy-back program.
  • Dress for Success, $2,500, career connections program.
  • EveryChild, $5,000, prevention services.
  • Family Museum of Arts and Sciences, $2,500, Thomas and Friends summer programming.  
  • Figge Art Museum, $2,500, Big Picture Outreach.
  • First Tee Quad Cities, $2,500, program support.
  • Friends of Hauberg Civic Center, $4,000, capital support.
  • Genesius Guild, $2,500, Midsummers Night’s Dream production cost.
  • German American Heritage Center, $1,000, programming support.
  • Gilda’s Club Quad Cities, $3,000, technology upgrades.
  • Gigi’s Playhouse, $2,500, technology upgrades.
  • Habitat for Humanity, $7,500, low-income homeowners support.
  • Heart of Hope Ministries, $3,000, capital project support.
  • Humilities Homes and Services,$5,000, Rapid Rehousing Program.
  • Jamieson Community Center, $5,000, Mercer County Senior Services.
  • Living Proof Exhibit, $2,500, program support.
  • Mercado on Fifth, $10,000, Capital Improvements New Community Center.
  • Midwest Writing Center, $2,500, Young Emerging Writers Internships.
  • Moline 150, $15,000, Sesquicentennial Celebration support.
  • Moline Township, $2,500, Summer Concert Series.
  • NEST Cafe, $8,500, food cost.
  • Playcrafters Barn Theater, $8,000, roof replacement.
  • Prairie State Legal Services, $4,000, program support.
  • Pregnancy Resources, $2,500, Safety First Car Seat Program.
  • Quad Cities Open Network, $2,500, QCON program support.
  • Quad Cities Senior Olympics, $1,000, program support.
  • Quad Cities Youth Conference, $2,500, program support.
  • Quad City Botanical Center, $3,500, Ability Garden.
  • Quad City Symphony Orchestra, $2,500, Youth Ensemble.
  •  River Bend Food Bank, $25,000, Expanding to End Hunger Campaign.
  • SAL Family and Community Services, $10,000, Milan facility playground improvements.
  • STEAM on Wheels, $10,000, Martin Luther King Jr. Center programs.
  • Truth First Film Alliance, $2,500, Resurrecting Forest Grove Production.
  • Two Rivers YMCA, $10,000, summer camp.
  • Wilson Middle School, $1,500, Family Reading Program.
  • Youth Service Bureau of Rock Island County, $4,000, program support.
  • YouthHope Christian Friendliness, $7,500, HVAC repairs.

Founded in 1953, the Moline Foundation provides grants to health, human services, education, community development, the arts and other charitable organizations that benefit residents of Moline and the region. The foundation receives and administers charitable gifts in seven-county area including the Illinois counties of Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Warren, Henderson and McDonough and Scott County, Iowa. 

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