About the Community Foundation

The Community Foundation's mission is transforming the region through the generosity of our donors. We are stepping up our leadership to be a philanthropic pacesetter of our greater Quad Cities home by working with our region's donors, leaders and partners to challenge the status quo and celebrate our cool, creative, connected and prosperous region. Learn more about us

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News and Events

Barbara Melbourne named 2015 Outstanding Planned Giving Professional 

IN THE NEWS: President and CEO Sherry Ristau writes about the generosity of donors in the Quad City Times 

Community Foundation opens application process for 2016 Quad City-area student scholarships 

Grant reminds young women why they love their community

Amy Helpenstell Foundation Fund announces $279,900 in grants to local nonprofits

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Endow Iowa Tax 
Credits Update
Please note that as of October 30th, all of the $6 million of Endow Iowa Tax Credits have been claimed. Donors who make qualifying gifts before year end will be put on the waiting list for the first credits issued in calendar 2016. The state will soon begin issuing wait list letters for applications received but not awarded in 2015.

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"Teens for Tomorrow gave me an understanding of local issues and the opportunity to support organizations that work toward solutions."

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The Teens for Tomorrow youth philanthropy program has given local students the opportunity to grant more than $70,000 to the community since the program's inception in 2002.
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