Quad Cities donors give $90,000 to 21 nonprofit groups


Staff of the Quad-Cities Community Foundation were amazed but not really surprised.

In celebration of its 55th year, the foundation issued a fundraising challenge to all nonprofit organizations that have endowments with it: the foundation would match any single donation of $1,000.55 on up to $10,000 per organization.

The money was raised in record time; in fact, donors exceeded the $75,000 the foundation agreed to match by giving $90,000, according to a news release from the foundation.

The result was a total of $165,000 raised for the endowments of 21 nonprofit organizations that participated in the challenge during the first three days of April.

Photo courtesy of the Quad City Times.

Ted Stephens III