Dougal Nelson, President, and CEO of Junior Achievement of the Heartland stated “On behalf of the students this grant will impact, our staff and board of directors, Junior Achievement of the Heartland is grateful for this award. Together, we are giving students the skills and mindset to build a thriving community.”

Joedy Cook, CEO, and Founder of Ballet Quad Cities, commented, “On behalf of the board, staff, and dancers, Ballet Quad Cities is thrilled with the Moline Foundation grant to kick-off our Capitol Campaign for our new home in downtown Moline. This will be a huge benefit for all Quad Citizens interested in the arts.”

2022 Fall Grant Recipients


Backwater Gamblers                                                                       $6,000

Replace Aging Equipment


Ballet Quad Cities                                                                            $50,000

New Moline Location

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the QC                                                 $2,500

New Match Welcome Kits


Bix Beiderbecke Museum                                                                $2,200

Online Learning Materials and Technology


Boy Scouts of America – ILLOWA Council                                    $5,000

At-Risk Youth Programs


Christian Care                                                                                     $5,000

Martha’s House Improvements


Common Chord                                                                                  $4,000

InTune Music Program


Fresh Films                                                                                          $4,000

Rock Island High School Expanded Program


Friendship Manor                                                                              $3,500

No Show Gala


Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois                          $5,000

Leadership Program


Hand In Hand                                                                                      $2,300

Field Trips


Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates                                             $10,000

Programs in Rock Island and Scott County


Junior Achievement of the Heartland                                       $67,500

New JA Inspiration Center & In-School Programs


Lutheran Social Services of Illinois                                               $5,000

Family Needs Outreach


Martin Luther King Jr. Center                                                       $10,000

Holiday Outreach and Meals


Mercer County Better Together                                                     $2,500

Housing Fund


Moline Community Development Corp.                                      $5,000

Technology Upgrades


Narratives QC                                                                                     $3,500

Life Coaching and Mentoring Programs


New Kingdom Trailriders                                                                 $5,000

Program Support


QC Closet to Closet                                                                            $1,500

Materials for Blankets


Quad Cities Chamber Foundation                                                 $8,000

Talent Development and Attraction


Rebuilding Together – Henry County                                            $7,500

Low-Income and Senior Home Repairs


River Bend Food Bank                                                                    $25,000

Capital Campaign Third Installment of Three


Safer Families for Children                                                              $7,500

Program Support


Spring Forward Learning Center                                                   $5,000

Summer 2023 Field Trips


Tapestry Farms                                                                                   $9,500

Connecting Refugee Families to Resources


The Literacy Connection                                                                 $1,500 

Family Programs


Underwear Because We Care                                                         $2,500

New Underwear for Homeless and Needy


Unity House of Davenport                                                               $1,250

New Stairs


World Relief Quad Cities                                                                  $7,500

Capital Needs of Literacy Program


WQPT                                                                                                     $5,000

Education Outreach Initiative

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