Priorities and Impact

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The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend puts philanthropic tools to work, so that people’s passions fuel positive change and grow a vibrant community. Our community's needs are constantly changing, so we make it our priority to bring people together to discuss and act on important community issues.


We help the people who live in this region make it a better place to live, learn and grow.

Please, explore our areas of impact, and share your ideas and community concerns with us! We believe the best way to strengthen our community is by connecting people who care with causes that matter. 

Tell us what matters to you!


"Mary and I have been interested in the issue of hunger in the Quad Cities for many, many years. It is great to be able to have an impact."

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Did You Know?

The Community Foundation made its first grant from the Community Impact Endowment in 1967. That grant, of $2,000, was funded by an estate gift from Bea Conrad.
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