Community Foundation announces 2019 Challenge Grant opportunity

We are celebrating our 55th Anniversary by helping nonprofit organizations in our primary service area build endowment. We know that endowment provides flexible, reliable funding to make nonprofits stronger, so our board has committed $75,000 from our Community Impact Fund to provide a 1:1 match to eligible nonprofit agency funds based on donor gifts to those funds.

Beginning April 1, 2019, donors can click the orange GIVE button on our website, find the eligible nonprofit agency they wish to support, and give $1,000.55 or more to the nonprofit’s endowment fund. If the amount you give ends in 55 cents, we will match your gift 1:1 up to $10,000 for any organization, until the match funds are claimed.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Nonprofit organization with 501c3 status, located in or significantly serving Scott and/or Rock Island County.

  • Nonprofit organization holds an agency endowment fund that broadly supports their mission at the Community Foundation with a minimum balance of $10,000 before the beginning of the challenge period—April 1, 2019. This challenge does not encompass scholarship funds.

  • A list of eligible organizations—and their funds—is listed below.

Don’t see your nonprofit or fund on the list? Give Anne Calder a call at (563) 326-2840 and we can discuss the ways you can meet the $10,000 threshold by the start of the Challenge Grant opportunity.


Evaluation Criteria

  • Matching funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the match fund is exhausted. Gifts received after the available match dollars are claimed will be deposited into the nonprofit endowment of the donor’s choice.

  • Gifts of $1,000.55 or more made by a donor to an eligible nonprofit agency endowment fund during the challenge period (on or after April 1, 2019) will qualify for a 1:1 match.

  • Gift amounts must be given directly to the Community Foundation and end in “.55” to indicate their desire to be counted for the challenge match.

  • Matching funds will be placed in the nonprofit agency endowment fund at the end of the challenge period.

  • Each eligible nonprofit organization can benefit from a maximum of $10,000 in matching funds, regardless of how many funds they hold at the Community Foundation.


Eligible Organizations

 

Alternatives for the Older Adult

Alternatives for the Older Adult Endowment

American Schleswig Holstein Heritage Society

American/Schleswig-Holstein Heritage Society Agency Endowment

Ballet Quad Cities

Ballet Quad Cities Agency Endowment

Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation

Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation Agency Endowment

Bettendorf Public Library Foundation

Bettendorf Public Library Agency Endowment

Bettendorf Rotary Club

Bettendorf Rotary Foundation Agency Fund

Bi-State Literacy Council

Bi-State Literacy Council Endowment

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley

Boys and Girls Clubs of Mississippi Valley Agency Endowment

Buffalo Bill Museum

Buffalo Bill Museum Endowment

Camp Shalom, Inc.

Camp Shalom Agency Endowment

Center for Active Seniors, Inc.

CASI - Tributes for Dignity Agency Endowment

Center for Alcohol & Drug Services, Inc.

Center for Alcohol & Drug Services, Inc. Agency Endowment

Center for Belgian Culture

Center for Belgian Culture Agency Endowment

Child Abuse Council

Child Abuse Council Endowment

Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities

Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities Agency Endowment

Christ United Methodist Church of Davenport

Christ United Methodist Church of Davenport Agency Endowment for Children in Poverty

Christ United Methodist Church of Davenport Endowment

Christ United Methodist Church of Davenport Parsonage Endowment

Christian Care

Christian Care Endowment Fund

Churches United of the QCA

Churches United Hunger Endowment

Churches United of the Quad City Area Endowment

Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation

Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation

Community Action of Eastern Iowa

Community Action of Eastern Iowa Endowment

Community Health Care Inc

Community Health Care Agency Endowment for Women’s Health Care

Davenport Lend-A-Hand Club

Davenport Lend-A-Hand Endowment

Reimers Fund

DeLaCerda House

DeLaCerda House Agency Endowment

Diocese of Davenport

Catholic Diocese of Davenport Endowment

Diocese of Davenport Social Action and Catholic Charities Endowment

Eastern Iowa Community College District Foundation

Eastern Iowa Community College District Foundation Endowment

Partners for Adult Learning Success Endowment

Family Museum of Arts and Science

Family Museum Arts and Science Fund

Family Resources, Inc. - Davenport

Family Resources Inc. Agency Endowment

Figge Art Museum

Figge Art Museum Agency Endowment

First Presbyterian Church - Davenport

First Presbyterian Church of Davenport, Iowa Capital Maintenance Endowment

First Presbyterian Church - Milan

William Dickson Fund

Friendly House

Friendly House Endowment

Friends of Bettendorf Parks Foundation

Friends of Bettendorf Parks Foundation Endowment Agency

Friends of the Davenport Public Library

Friends of the Davenport Public Library Agency Endowment

Friends of the LeClaire Community Library

Friends of the LeClaire Public Library - Green Tree Library Agency Endowment

Friends of the Moline Public Library

Friends of the Moline Public Library Endowment

Friends of Vander Veer

Friends of Vander Veer Endowment Agency

Friendship Manor

Friendship Manor/Silver Cross Endowment Fund

Gateway Redevelopment Group

The Historic Jipp Center Endowment Fund

Genesis Health Services Foundation

Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House Endowment

Genesis Health Services Foundation Endowment

Genesius Theatre Foundation, Inc.

Genesius Guild Foundation Agency Endowment

German American Heritage Center

German American Heritage Center Endowment

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa/Western Illinois

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Agency Endowment

Goodwill Industries of the Heartland

Goodwill Industries of the Heartland Endowment

Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities

Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities Agency Fund

Rebuilding Together Quad Cities Endowment

Hand in Hand

Hand In Hand Endowment

Humane Society of Scott County

Humane Society of Scott County Endowment

Humility Homes and Services, Inc.

Humility Homes and Services Agency Endowment

Iowa Legal Aid

HELP Endowment

John Deere Classic

John Deere Classic Endowment

Junior Achievement of the Heartland

Junior Achievement Free Enterprise Foundation Endowment

Junior Board of Rock Island

Judith A. Katz Memorial Fund

Junior Board of Rock Island Fund

Junior League of the Quad-Cities

Junior League of the Quad Cities Endowment

Kaaba Shriners

Kaaba Shriners Fund

Kiwanis Club of Davenport

Kiwanis Club of Davenport Agency Endowment

Living Lands & Waters

Living Lands and Waters Endowment

Midwest Writing Center

Midwest Writing Center Agency Endowment

The Midwest Writing Center’s Tim Curry Agency Endowment for Youth Writing Programs

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Agency Endowment

Nahant Marsh Educational Center

Nahant Marsh Endowment

Niabi Zoological Society

Niabi Zoological Society Endowment

Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Inc.

Friends of Oakdale Memorial Gardens Agency Endowment

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Catholic Endowment of Bettendorf, Iowa, Inc. Agency Endowment

Project Renewal

Project Renewal Agency Endowment Fund

Progressive Action for the Common Good

Dick Fallow Endowment for Social Justice

Putnam Museum and Science Center

Putnam Museum Endowment

Quad Cities Cultural & Educational Supporting Charitable Trust

Quad Cities Cultural Trust Agency Endowment

Quad Cities Diabetes Association

Quad Cities Diabetes Association Endowment

Quad City Animal Welfare Center

Quad City Animal Welfare Center Endowment

Quad City Arts

Quad City Arts Endowment

Quad City Botanical Center

Quad City Botanical Center Endowment

Quad City Symphony Orchestra

Quad City Symphony Orchestra Agency Endowment

River Bend Foodbank

River Bend Foodbank Endowment

River Music Experience

RME Education Fund in Honor of Ellis Kell

Rivermont Collegiate

Rivermont Collegiate Endowment

Rock Island Art Guild

Rock Island Art Guild Endowment

Rock Island County Extension & 4-H Education Foundation

Lois Mitchell Endowment for Rock Island County Extension and 4-H

Rock Island County Extension & 4-H Education Foundation Agency Endowment

SAL Family and Community Services

SAL Family and Community Services Agency Endowment

Schuetzenpark Gilde

Schuetzenpark Stiftung Agency Endowment

Scott Community College Foundation

Scott Community College Foundation Endowment Agency

Supporting Student Success at Scott Community College

Scott County Family YMCA

Scott County Family YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln Agency Endowment

Scott County Family YMCA Foundation Agency Endowment

Scott County Family YMCA Laura Bynum Anderson Memorial Agency Endowment

Scott County Family YMCA Memorial Endowment

Scott County Library System Foundation

Scott County Library System Foundation Fund

Society of American Military Engineers - Rock Island Post

Society of American Military Engineers - Rock Island Post - Centennial Award Fund Endowment

St. Ann’s Parish - Long Grove

St. Ann’s Catholic Church of Long Grove, IA Endowment

St. Anthony Catholic Church

St. Anthony Catholic Church Endowment

St. Anthony’s Endowment for Capital Maintenance

St. Mark’s Preschool

Teaching the Future of St. Mark Endowment

The Center for Youth and Family Solutions, Inc.

The Center for Youth and Family Solutions, Inc. Endowment

Transitions NFP

Transitions Mental Health Services Agency Endowment

Two Rivers YMCA

Two Rivers YMCA Endowment

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities Agency Endowment

United Education Foundation

United Education Foundation Agency Endowment

United Way of the QCA

Harris Family Agency Endowment for Board Excellence

Imagination Library Endowment

Richard Bowers Endowment for Imagination Library

United Way Agency Endowment

Weinzweig Family Endowment

Vera French Foundation

Vera French Foundation Agency Endowment

Vera French Foundation Dr. Thomas Garside Endowment

Vera French Housing Corporation

Vera French Housing Corporation Endowment

Villa Montessori School

Villa Montessori Agency Endowment

Walcott Lions Club

Walcott Lions Endowment

Women’s Choice Center

Women’s Choice Center Pro-Life Clinic Agency Endowment

WQPT-QC Public TV

WQPT Public Television Endowment