Moline Foundation Grant

Moline Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $200,000

Next anticipated deadline: Apr 15, 2020 2:00pm PDT

Later anticipated deadlines: Sep 27, 2020 2:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Counties in Illinois: Henderson County, Henry County, McDonough County, Mercer County, Rock Island County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in Illinois: Henderson County, Henry County, McDonough County, Mercer County, Rock Island County Show all

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Mission and Values

Our Mission is to serve as a catalyst and leader in encouraging philanthropy and channeling resources to meet the needs of the Quad Cities and the surrounding area.

The Moline Foundation serves the donors, citizens, and non-profit organizations in the counties of Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Warren, Henderson, and McDonough in Illinois, and Scott County in Iowa.

Our Values

Access to opportunity is the key organizing principle of our work. The money we raise from the public will support projects and programs that create opportunities for economic and social progress—for our people, our neighborhoods, and our region.

Facts and research-based information about our region, its people and our charitable partners are critical components of our work. The Moline Foundation’s grants, activities and initiatives will respond to demonstrated needs in our communities.

Through a competitive grants process, we support innovative, creative, and efficient nonprofit organizations that clearly articulate missions and goals and that can prove successful at meeting the needs of our families, individuals and neighborhoods.

The Moline Foundation is a partnership of donors, nonprofit groups and civic leaders, and all those that care about this area that we call home.

We strive to collaborate, convene and communicate in ways that promote generosity, civic involvement, good public policy and caring for our neighbors and neighborhoods.

We work with donors to help our charitable partners working in the areas of:

  • Caring Neighbors
  • Arts for All
  • Community Development
  • The Great Outdoors
  • Education and Youth

Moline Foundation Grant

The Moline Foundation provides grants in the following designated charitable categories:

  • Education 
  • Health Care
  • Social Services
  • Arts and Humanities

Grants are ordinarily made for one year only.

The Moline Foundation rarely provides the entire support of a project.

In light of the Moline Foundation's limited resources and in fairness to the many organizations seeking support, former grant recipients are asked to wait at least one full year from the date they received payment of a grant from the Moline Foundation before applying for a new grant. 

The Moline Foundation grants are intended to support charitable projects that utilize companies, firms or vendors whose principal offices are located within the Moline Foundation area. Since funds that support the Moline Foundation Grantmaking Program are received from local donors, every effort should be made to return these grant dollars to the local community.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Grants are made to non-profit agencies located in the Moline Foundation service area which includes the Quad Cities region. This includes citizens in both Iowa and Illinois as a part of the Quad Cities region and Scott County in Iowa and Mercer, Rock Island, Henry, Warren, Henderson and McDonough Counties in Illinois. Past and future donors, however, may have specific interests elsewhere which they fund through the Moline Foundation.
  • In general, grants shall be made for capital and programmatic purposes only, not for operating expenses.
  • Occasionally, grants may also be allocated to governmental entities such as public libraries and schools.
  • Evidence of 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(A) tax status must be submitted with all grant proposals. Lack of such status is rare among applicants.


  • Preference will be given to requests that demonstrate the most urgent and immediate need for funding.


  • Grants are not generally available for those agencies and institutions that are funded primarily through tax support.