Seven Quad City nonprofits awarded nearly $10,000 in Impact and Art Education Grants

The Quad Cities Community Foundation is pleased to announce that eight nonprofit organizations recently received grants totaling $9,700.00. Five of these were recipients of Impact Grants, awarded to nonprofit organizations that submitted applications during the May 2014 cycle and will assist seniors, children, families and the environment. Two recipients received grants from the Isabel Bloom Art Education Fund which supports visual arts education in primary and secondary schools located in Scott and Rock Island Counties. 

Impact Grants are distributed monthly, and are made possible by the Community Impact Endowment Fund.  This Endowment has over 100 donors and give the Community Foundation the flexibility to meet a wide range of community needs as they arise.  The Isabel Bloom Art Education Fund was established at the Quad Cities Community Foundation in 2001 to honor the company's founder and distributes funds bi-annually in the spring and fall.  Fall grant applications will be due on September 15.

May 2014 Impact Grant recipients:

  • Center for Active Seniors (CASI) – Davenport, IA

    • $1,000 for Strategic Planning 

  • Fluent Reading Our Goal – Buffalo, IA

    • $500 for Educational Aids and Office Equipment 

  • IMSA (Illinois Math & Science Academy) Fund for Advancement of Education – Rock Island, IL

    • $1,000 for IMSA FUSION in Rock Island 

  • Keep Scott County Beautiful – Davenport, IA

    • $1,000 for Xstream Cleanup 2014 

  • The Salvation Army – Davenport, IA

    • $1,500 for Homeless Shelter Window Screens


Spring 2014 Isabel Bloom Art Education Fund recipients: 

  • Hopewell Elementary – Bettendorf, IA

    • $1,500 for Celebration of Community
      Celebration of community: an inter-disciplinary study of community through the visual arts/social studies.  Students learn about color, texture, and illustration through creating a mosaic mural.  The beauty of a community is studied through the eyes of John Bloom.  

  • Hopewell Elementary – Bettendorf, IA

    • $1,200 for Book Making and Writing in Visual Art
      Inter-disciplinary support in writing for third grade students through visual art education.  Students work throughout the school year to incorporate artist statements, project reflections, and sketchbook visual journaling.  Students explore the worlds of a variety of artists and the experience caps off with a spring art show for the families of the students to showcase their work.  

  • Jordan Catholic School – Rock Island, IL

    • $2,000 for Art…To Infinity and Beyond!
      The "Art... To Infinity and Beyond!" program will be presented to 5th through 8th grade students as part of the school's 40th Anniversary Celebration. During the 16-week program, students will learn about post-modern art made popular during the 1970's era including Pop Art, Land Art, Commercial Art, Cartoon, Animation, and Graffiti. Each will share a personal reflection on the affect of post-modern art on society and a selection will be auctioned at the Spring Gala and Art Show. 

If you are interested in donating to the Community Impact Endowment to support causes you are passionate about, please call 563-326-2840 to speak with our Development Staff about a charitable gift.

The Quad Cities Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that connects people who care with causes that matter. Community Foundation meets the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations as established by the Council on Foundations.