Multiple grant opportunities for Quad Cities nonprofits available right now at Community Foundation

The Quad Cites Community Foundation is currently offering multiple grant opportunities through its online grant system for nonprofits in the Quad Cities region and beyond.

Through the Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants, up to $15,000 can be awarded to local organizations for staff training, board development, strategic planning, technology, critical equipment, or other assessment or consultation that will help them transform their ability to carry out their mission. Online letters of interest for fall 2018 grants are being accepted through September 1, 2018.

“At the Community Foundation, we know that nonprofits can serve more people in our community if their core infrastructure is strong—if they are equipped with the right combination of information, strategies, and resources aligned with their mission,” said Kelly Thompson, vice president of grantmaking and community initiatives at the Community Foundation. “This grant program invests in organizations looking to invest in themselves so they can strengthen their work.”

Educational institutions offering visual arts education can apply for a grant from the Isabel Bloom Art Education Fund now through September 30. A total of $7,000 will be awarded to primary and secondary schools in Scott and Rock Island Counties that offer programs in painting, drawing, sculpting or similar art forms.

Finally, nonprofits improving the quality of life in the Village of Milan, Illinois, can apply for a grant from the Grant W. Brissman and Virginia M. Brissman Foundation, administered through the Community Foundation. Applicants may apply for up to $10,000 to support their work in the areas of youth development, community development, and cultural activities. The grant also is available to nonprofits working to relieve the suffering of underprivileged people.

Grants are made available thanks to the generosity of donors in the region who have made endowment gifts to support communities in the Quad Cities area.