Types of Grants

The Community Foundation offers nonprofit organizations a variety of opportunities to receive grant funding. These grants vary in dollar amount, frequency, and requirements.

Nonprofit Capacity-Building Grants
These grants are awarded to build nonprofit organization capacity, improving the organization's effectiveness and ability to deliver services to the people who need them. Read more

General Purpose Grants
Q2030 Grants
These grants support smaller projects in a swift, responsive manner, with a preference for organizational capacity-building projects.
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Teens for Tomorrow Grants
The Teens for Tomorrow (T4T) grants are evaluated by the high school-aged members of our youth philanthropy program and awarded to a variety of nonprofits located in and serving Rock Island County, Illinois and Scott County, Iowa. These young leaders become philanthropists by learning about community needs, developing a grant opportunity, evaluating applications, making site visits, and awarding grants. Each year, T4T awards a total of $10,000 to nonprofits meeting a variety of needs in the Quad City Area. Read more

Art Grants
Isabel Bloom Arts Education Grants
The Isabel Bloom Art Education Fund was created to honor the memory of the sculptor and company founder. These grants provides extra financial support to visual arts programs in the primary and secondary schools of Scott and Rock Island Counties. Read more

John J. Quail Foundation Arts and Culture Grants
The John J. Quail Foundation Fund seeks to support charitable organizations in the Quad Cities area. This grant supports nonprofits that promote and benefit the arts. Small emergency needs will be given preference. Read more

Youth Grants
Roy E. Murray Foundation Youth Grants
The Roy E. Murray Foundation Fund seeks to support charitable organizations in the Quad Cities area. This grant supports nonprofits that promote youth activities. Small emergency needs will be given preference. Read more

Safety and Risk Management Grants
Chip Sunderbruch Memorial Risk Management Grants
The Chip Sunderbruch Memorial Risk Management Endowment provides grants for projects in Scott County, Iowa that will improve safety for agencies; their employees, volunteers, or clients; and/or the general public. To apply for this grant program, please complete a Q2030 Grant application and note that you wish to be considered for this grant program on your application.  Read more

Grants for Health, Education, Youth Development, Community Development, Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education, Health, and Youth Development
The Amy Helpenstell Foundation Fund
Created in 2005, The Amy Helpenstell Foundation Fund honors the spirit and leadership of Amy Helpenstell, a passionate community volunteer who passed away in 2003. With assistance from the Community Foundation, Amy's family and friends have utilized her Foundation Fund to provide grants to local nonprofits to provide support for the issues she cared about most. For more information or to apply for a grant from The Amy Helpenstell Foundation Fund, please visit the website: www.amyhelpenstell.org.

Private Foundation Grants
The Grant W. Brissman and Virginia M. Brissman Foundation 
The Grant W. Brissman and Virginia M. Brissman Foundation is a private foundation started in 2011. The Foundation distributes charitable funds to nonprofit organizations to help to improve the quality of life in the Village of Milan, Illinois, by funding work to enhance youth development, to foster community development, to support cultural activities, and to invest in ways to relieve the suffering of underprivileged people. For more information or to apply for a grant from the Brissman Foundation, please visit their website: www.brissmanfoundation.org.


If you have any questions about grant opportunities, please contact us at 563-326-2840 or grants@cfgrb.org.

 

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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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