Q-C nonprofits get $100K in grants from Community Foundation

Nine nonprofits will improve their technology, equipment, training and strategic planning using more than $100,000 in new grants from the Quad Cities Community Foundation.

Helping nonprofits build capacity is one of the best ways to help them accomplish their mission, Kelly Thompson, vice president of grant-making and community initiatives, said in a Friday release from the foundation.

“We are committed to supporting a strong nonprofit sector in the Quad-Cities. This particular funding equips nonprofits with support for things like technology and strategic planning so they can focus on their infrastructure and move forward in their mission,” Thompson said. “It’s a worthy investment as these organizations work to meet the needs in our community."

One such need is $15,000 for the Moline Public Library for community space improvements.

“As the needs of our community have changed, the library has transformed into a community space, a central location where people can come together and it’s an incredible honor to serve as that place,” said Kelly Giovanine, marketing development coordinator at the library. “But it has been almost 12 years since we’ve had an upgrade.