Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation Endowment


The Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation (BCSF) enhances the educational opportunities of its students through the development and distribution of funds. Established in 1980, the Foundation encourages innovative teaching and creative learning by making grants to support new curriculum, programs and teaching tools. In 2007, Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation established an endowment fund with the Community Foundation to sustain the services it provides and focus on growing permanent endowment to benefit the district’s students.

“It just made sense. The Community Foundation’s flexibility and giving options met our immediate needs and our long-term goals for planning a secure future,” said a BCSF board member when the partnership was formed.

The Foundation’s endowment fund is a resource for the future and will provide financial stability and a permanent source of funding in perpetuity. The Community Foundation also provides expert support with processional investment management and fund reporting services.

“Even though we are a 501(c)(3) organization, partnering with the Community Foundation was an answer to our biggest problem. How can we encourage people to give money to fund programs for years to come if we cannot provide them with professional investment and individualized accounting services,” said Jack Dane, former Foundation board member and Attorney at Law.


"The Foundation ensures that our dollars are used as efficiently as possible."

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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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