The Moline Foundation Announces Fall Grant Awards


The Moline Foundation Board approved $285,000 in grant funding for 31 area non-profit organizations. The Moline Foundation accepted applications for capital and program expenses. 


Paul Plagenz, President and CEO stated “The non-profits chosen are committed to improving the quality of life of area residents.  The Moline Foundation is proud to support these organizations as they fulfill their missions through programs and capital projects.” 


Grants reviewed and approved by The Moline Foundation Board include:


Ballet Quad Cities                                                               $2,500

Educational Programing                

Boy Scouts of America – ILLOWA Council                  $7,500

          Programs for at-risk youth


Christian Care                                                                      $2,500

          Merger with QC Haven of Hope


East Moline Main Street                                                   $2,500

          Runners Park Capital Improvements


Family Resources                                                                $7,500

          Parking Lot Capital Improvements


Fresh Films                                                                            $2,500

          Media Career Pathways for QC Youth


Friendship Manor                                                                $7,500

           New Generator for resident safety


Girl Scouts Eastern Iowa Western Illinois                   $7,500

           Youth Leadership Programs


Good Food Collaborative                                                  $5,000

           Victory Garden Expansion

Hand in Hand                                                                        $2,500

           Summer Camp


High-Tech Small Towns                                                     $2,500

           Youth Code Camps


Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit                                $2,500

           Program Support


Junior Achievement of the Heartland                           $12,000

           Youth Program Support


Lead(h)er                                                                               $2,500

            Mentor Recruitment and Match Support


Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center                  $8,000

           Holiday Program Support  


Nahant Marsh Education Center                                    $25,000

           New Building Support


Narratives Quad Cities                                                      $2,500

           Youth Life Skills Coaching


New Kingdom Trailriders                                                  $5,000

            Program Support


Niabi Zoo and Forest Preserve                                        $2,500

           New Computer Server


Project Now                                                                          $10,000

          Senior Service Programs


Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce                             $7,500

          Talent Development Program


 Quad Cities Marathon                                                      $2,500

          Youth Shoes and Race Fees


Rebuilding Together Henry County                               $10,000            

          Home Repairs and Wheelchair Ramps


Renew Moline                                                                       $2,500

          Technology Upgrades


River Action                                                                          $5,000

           Building Inclusive Trailways


River Bend Food Bank                                                        $100,000

           Support of Expanding to End Hunger Campaign  


Rock Island Children’s Advocacy Center                      $5,000               

           Program Support


Tapestry Farms                                                                     $10,000

           Expanding Capacity for Refugee Support


Unity House of Davenport                                               $5,000

           Program Support


Warren County United Way                                            $7,500

           Henderson and Mercer County Expansion 


WQPT - QC Public Television                                           $10,000

            Education Outreach Programming                                                   


Brian Ritter, Executive Director of Nahant Marsh stated “The Nahant Marsh Education Center has been in existence for 21 years and today we protect over 300 acres and provide annual programming for over 20,000 people.  Our current campaign will allow us to expand education and recreation while better protecting the valuable and unique marsh ecosystems. The Moline Foundation’s generosity will allow us to construct a new operations building that will, in part, be used to inspire and train the next generation of conservationists.


Ann McGlynn, Executive Director of Tapestry Farms commented “As our community looks forward to welcoming an increased number of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar, and Afghanistan we deeply appreciate this investment. Our greatest hope is for refugees in the Quad Cities to flourish and to find home once again. This gift ensures the work of creating a welcoming community for all will continue.

About The Moline Foundation

The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation which provides grants to health, human services, education, community development, the arts and other charitable organizations which benefit the citizens of Moline and the surrounding area. The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts for all citizens in a seven-county region including Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Warren, Henderson, and McDonough Counties in Illinois and Scott County in Iowa.


Contact Info:

Name: Paul Plagenz  

Phone: (309) 581-2972


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