Contributions being accepted at the Quad Cities Community Foundation to support nonprofits aiding in long-term recovery efforts from the flood
The Quad Cities Community Foundation is currently accepting contributions to the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund to support organizations meeting the needs of Quad Citizens impacted by the flooding that recently hit the area.
In coordination with needs identified by the Long Term Recovery Committee of the Quad Cities COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disasters), the Community Foundation will make grants to organizations so that they have the resources they need to meet the needs of communities impacted in the months ahead.
Donations to the fund—which will directly support organizations meeting the needs of those impacted by the flooding—are being accepted by clicking here and at the Community Foundation’s office at 852 Middle Road, Suite 100, in Bettendorf.
Donors who have donor advised funds at the Community Foundation can also consider a grant to organizations leading immediate flood relief needs like the American Red Cross or the Salvation Army, or to the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund to address long-term recovery efforts. Please contact our grants staff at (563) 326-2840 or firstname.lastname@example.org to recommend a grant.
“Thanks to the generosity of people across our community, we will be able to access dollars from our Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund and provide reassurance to our community that they will have additional financial support to assist their work on the ground in long-term,” said Sherry Ristau, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. “Our team at the Community Foundation continues to be in touch with organizations we have close relationships with to ensure they are supported as our communities recover from the flooding.”
Ristau said the Community Foundation will continue to look at ways they can proactively support communities on both sides of the river in their efforts, including partnering with other funders in the region.
The Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund was created in the fall of 2016 so that the Community Foundation could provide flexible support to ensure the organizations serving people impacted by disasters—natural or man-made—are able to continue to do their work. The recovery of a community after a disaster can take months—sometimes even years. The fund supports organizations in their long-term efforts, and help people return to normal, or an even better “new normal.”
Community members are encouraged to give to the fund online at www.qccommunityfoundation.org, and follow the Community Foundation on Facebook and Twitter for updates on the fund.