Q2030 Grant

  • maximum awarded per application: up to $2,500

  • available: $7,500 available each month

  • contact: Lisa Stachula

  • opens: February 1, 2019

  • closes: November 30, 2019

  • deadline: last day of each month

  • notification: 20th of each month


Q2030 Grants help nonprofits make the region more cool, creative, connected, and prosperous. To learn more about the Quad Cities Regional Vision and the Q2030 Regional Action plan, click here.

Q2030 grants may be used to fill a variety of funding needs, including project, program, and operations. Preference will be given to small capacity building projects as defined in the Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants program description.


To preview the Q2030 application questions, please click here.

  • Applicants that submit by the last day of one month will be notified by the 20th of the following month (for example: applications received by March 31 will be reviewed and awards will be announced by April 20).

  • Applications are submitted via our online grant system and are reviewed and scored against other applications received during the same month.

  • Grant applications are reviewed by a staff review panel including the VP of Grantmaking, Grantmaking Specialist, and one other rotating staff member. Their recommendations are ratified by the Board of Directors.


Eligible nonprofit organizations:

  • Must be located in or serve residents of Rock Island and/or Scott Counties.

  • May only apply for a Q2030 Grant once per calendar year.

  • Organizations may not request funds for the same capacity building project if applying for both a Q2030 grant and a nonprofit capacity building grant

  • Please follow the link to our webpage What We Look For to read information on "general grant program eligibility requirements" and "areas not funded by grant programs."

Evaluation Criteria

  • Mission: The organization’s mission is valuable to the Quad Cities community.

  • Inclusion: The organization and project meaningfully include and engage diverse populations.

  • Financial and Volunteer Leverage: The organization engages and utilizes other funding sources and/or volunteer resources.

  • Partnership and Collaboration: The organization uses meaningful partnerships or collaborations to accomplish goals.

  • Clear Project Plan and Measures: Project plan, goals, and outcomes are clear and measurable.

  • Overall Impact Potential: The project does important work in the community and advances the Quad Cities Regional Vision.




We’re here to help you to be as successful as you can with your grant application. To discuss if your project is the right fit, contact:

Lisa Stachula / email
Call (563) 326-2840

Final Reports

Please complete a final report when you have finished your project or within one year, whichever is sooner. Final reports are completed in the same online system you submitted your application. 

Click here to log in and complete a final report for a Q2030 Grant.