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The John J. Quail Foundation Fund Grant for Art and Culture

The John J. Quail Foundation Fund supports charitable organizations in the Quad Cities area.  John was a local stock broker who believed strongly in giving back to his community and making it a better place to live, work, and raise a family. Grant applications that promote and benefit arts and culture, and meet a nonprofit's small emergency needs will be given preference. In addition, applications in support of capital campaigns will also be considered.

A McKinley Elementary student participating in the after school program "Stepping Stones," funded by an Isabel Bloom grant.

Grant amount
Funding from the John J. Quail Foundation Fund ranges between $500 to $1,000. The total grant pool for 2017 is approximately $6,700. 

Timeline 
All grant funds have been awarded and applications are no longer being accepted for 2017. Grant applications will reopen in the spring of 2018. Please check this website for more details in January.

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Final Reports

Please complete a final report when you have finished your project, or within one year, whichever is sooner. Reports are completed in the same online system you submitted your application. Click here to log in and complete a final report for a John J. Quail Foundation Fund grant.  


The Isabel Bloom Art Education Fund Grant

The Isabel Bloom company established the Isabel Bloom Art Education Fund to honor the memory of the sculptor and company founder and provide extra financial support to visual arts education in primary and secondary schools in Scott and Rock Island Counties. The company could think of no better way to celebrate Isabel's life than to combine her love of children with her passion for all forms of visual art. Grants from the fund further the education of local children and art instructors, foster greater appreciation of the visual arts, and help enhance the quality of life in our Quad Cities.

Purpose 
Grants will enhance visual arts education in the primary and secondary schools of Scott County, Iowa, and Rock Island County, Illinois. Visual arts include painting, drawing, sculpting, and similar art forms. This grant is not intended to encompass the performing arts. Grant purposes may include (but are not limited to) individual projects, year-long curricula, interdisciplinary efforts, professional development, and equipment purchase.

Eligibility
School districts applying for this grant must be located in Scott County, Iowa or Rock Island County, Illinois. Public and private school districts are eligible if there are at least 500 children in the district. School districts may submit multiple applications. If more than two applications are submitted from a single school district, the district must provide CFGRB with a prioritized list of projects before the grant deadline. The list may be emailed to grants@cfgrb.org.

Amount
The minimum grant is $1,000 and the maximum grant is $2,000. Grants will be made to projects that are outside of the traditional funding sources of the art program. Grants should supplement, not replace, the existing and appropriate art education budget of the school system.

Timeline
The 2017 grant cycle will open August 1 and close September 30.

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Final Reports
Please complete a final report when you have finished your project, or within one year, whichever is sooner. Reports are completed in the same online system you submitted your application. Click here to log in and complete a final report for an Isabel Bloom Art Education Fund grant.

 

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Grants from the Isabel Bloom Fund will further the education of local children and art instructors, foster greater appreciation of the visual arts and help enhance the quality of life in the Quad Cities.
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