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Grant from Looser-Flake Foundation will help educate more students committed to teaching in rural communities

A new teaching corps at Western Illinois University is poised to help solve the state’s widening teacher shortage by sending qualified, trained teachers to rural school districts in western Illinois. The Looser-Flake Foundation is supporting the program with a grant designated for a student in the program from Mercer County.

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$51,000+ grant to support homeowners recovering from this summer’s historic flood announced

There are still people who need help recovering from the historic flooding of the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities region this spring. “Recovery doesn’t happen overnight, in a week, or even months, after a disaster like the one we had,” Kelly Thompson, vice president of grantmaking and community initiatives at the Quad Cities Community Foundation said.

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The long game

Project Renewal is looking at the long game. The Davenport / Quad Cities organization is a great example of the deep impact an endowment can have on an organization and the surrounding community.

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Ted Stephens IIIDonors, Grant
Apply for $175,000 in funding through Google.org opportunity in state of Iowa

Google has announced the new Google.org Impact Challenge for the state of Iowa, an opportunity for nonprofits in the Iowa-Quad Cities and across the state to apply for a share of $1,000,000 in grant funding, as well as Google training, for projects to create enhanced economic opportunities in Iowa. Sherry Ristau, president and CEO of the Quad Cities Community Foundation, is serving as one of five statewide advisors who will help select five winners that will each receive $175,000 in grant funding.

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Ted Stephens IIIGrant
Meet our new board chairperson

When Jean Moran asks her son 11-year-old Finnegan what mom is good at, he says, “Kickball.”

“Finny,” as she calls him, is wise beyond his years. Because while the mother of two and the new chairperson of the board of directors at the Quad Cities Community Foundation may indeed be good at connecting her foot to a fast-approaching bouncing ball, she is also great at connecting people in the community together for the greater good.

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Ascentra builds a foundation of philanthropy

Every year during the holiday season, Ascentra Credit Union employees are given $50 each—not as a gift, but a small seed of generosity to pass on to others. “We want them to find meaningful things in their community where they can make an impact,” said Dale Owen, CEO and President of Ascentra, which is headquartered in Bettendorf.

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Melanie JonesGrant, Donors
Fulton Association for Community Enrichment caps off big year with matching grant

Fulton Association for Community Enrichment (FACE) is ringing in the New Year by celebrating a matching grant made possible by the D.S. Flikkema Foundation. One-hundred percent of the dollars FACE raised by participating in this year’s Birdies for Charity event was matched by the foundation, allowing FACE to continue to make Fulton a more supportive, creative and prosperous community.

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