Community Foundation Blog

Refreshed, Challenged, and Ready to Rock & Roll

A new Blog Post from Sherry Ristau, President & CEO

A New Blog Post from Sherry

What do bridges, cellos, and the Community Foundation have in common?

What to say after seven years at CFGRB

As I leave the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, I reflect on what an awesome privilege it has been. Seriously… everyday for seven years I met and worked with people who are all about making their communities better.

MY FIRST 90+ DAYS

My first 90+ days in the Quad Cities and serving as the new President/CEO of the Community Foundation flew by!

Making an Impact - Community Foundation comes to the rescue

Community Impact Fund enables the Foundation to respond to high priority needs in the community as they arise.

The Community Foundation's Newest Funds

Slater scholarship funds established at the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend

Fully Funded…..Fully Funded: Community In Action

Early this morning before school started, almost 100 DeWitt citizens gathered to celebrate. I was there as both a DeWitt resident and as a representative of the Community Foundation.

Community Foundation of the Great River Bend - Aligning Social Action

CFGRB has learned, one day at a time, about our capacities to “align social action”.

A gift of love

Through his generous donation, a Quad Cities resident helped the memory of his wife live on forever.

Giving a voice and funding to a cause that hits close to home — The Georgia and Donald Petty Family Fund

Greg Petty and his wife Christine Anderson Petty started the Georgia and Donald Petty Family Fund at the Mt. Carroll Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend.

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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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    Refer a friend to us

    Know someone who would benefit from the expertise of our financial professionals at the Community Foundation? Refer them to us now!

    Did You Know?

    Robert and Hazel Cowles knew they wanted to support the community's needs long into the future, so they turned to the Community Foundation to meet their charitable goals.
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