About the Community Foundation

The Community Foundation's mission is simply stated: To better our community by connecting people who care with causes that matter. Our vision for the region is that every person is encouraged to create a legacy and anyone can be a philanthropist. Our vision for the Community Foundation is to be a philanthropic pacesetter, providing planned giving for donors and matching community needs to solutions for all generations. Learn more about us

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News and Events


Who Inspires You? new blog post by Kelly Thompson, Director of Programs, 5/18/2015

Sherry's Blog - Refreshed, Challenged, and Ready to Rock & Roll, 5/04/2015

The Amy Helpenstell Foundation Fund awards $286,000 in grants to local nonprofits, 4/22/2015

Quad City teens share strategies to make their voices heard, 3/29/2015

Sherry's Blog - What do bridges, cellos, and the Community Foundation have in common?, 03/17/2015

NEW BLOG POSTING: Matt Mendenhall "What to say after seven years at CFGRB", 2/25/2015

CFGRB announces art education grant funding, 2/20/2015

Brissman Foundation announces spring grant cycle, 2/16/2015

CFGRB staff make a site visit to Thurgood Marshall in Rock Island, 2/06/2015

CFGRB offers grants to strengthen nonprofits, 01/19/2015

Teen philanthropy group invites grant applications from QCA nonprofits, 01/12/2015

Sherry's Blog - My First 90+ Days, 01/05/2015

President signs charitable tax extenders bill, 12/19/2014

$350,000 in scholarships now available for Quad City area students, 12/05/2014

CFGRB awards $100,000 in grants to eight local nonprofits, 11/26/2014

Brissman Foundation distributes $48,715 in grants to benefit Village of Milan, 11/17/2014

Community Foundation donors make an impact with their philanthropy, 11/13/2014

Honor Flight receives $1,000 grant award from CFGRB, 11/11/2014

Risk management and safety grants awarded to three Scott County nonprofits, 11/05/2014

Ascentra Credit Union partners with Community Foundation of the Great River Bend to support their corporate philanthropy, 10/27/2014

The Amy Helpenstell Foundation Fund's Fall Grant Reception awards $360,000 in grants to local nonprofits, 10/15/2014

CFGRB welcomes new affiliate foundation, 10/03/2014

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Charitable organizations in the Quad Cities that promote youth activities can apply for the Roy E. Murray Foundation Grant for Youth.
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