Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund

Quad Cities Community Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Rock Island County, Illinois, Scott County, Iowa

Location of residency: Rock Island County, Illinois, Scott County, Iowa

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Overview:

Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund

The Quad Cities Community Foundation, United Way of the Quad Cities, and the Regional Development Authority have come together—and partnered with other community leaders and funders in the region—to support our community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund was established in 2016 to provide support to organizations in Scott and Rock Island Counties, and ensures they have the resources to target our community’s long-term recovery efforts after a disaster. Funds will be used for needs here in the Quad Cities area.

The fund provides assistance in the weeks and months after a disaster, when attention turns from emergency response to community recovery.

ABOUT THE FUND

The fund specifically supports organizations who need additional resources to support people in our community when a disaster, natural or man-made, occurs. Through strong relationships with nonprofits and community leaders in the Quad Cities and due to the generosity of donors in the community, the Community Foundation is able to quickly make grantmaking decisions and infuse resources into organizations so that they can effectively meet the needs and opportunities after a disaster, and effectively aid in long-term recovery efforts.

PURPOSE

Disaster Recovery Grants—as part of the community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic—support the effort to "flatten the curve" of COVID-19 infections in Rock Island and Scott Counties by helping our community follow public health recommendations, and help address the financial impact of following those recommendations. 

PRIORITIES

Nonprofit organizations, schools, or units of government providing basic needs services to communities that were already vulnerable before the pandemic, or that are disproportionately affected by the pandemic and the impact of the resulting public health measures on finances and service availability. 

Nonprofit organizations, schools, or units of government providing any services to such vulnerable or disproportionately affected populations as described above. 

Other Nonprofit organizations, schools, or units of government experiencing challenges due to following public health recommendations, with a focus on those that need support to implement remote work or that are at high risk of staff reductions.

AVAILABLE AMOUNT 

In this unprecedented situation, we must all be flexible to respond as needed within the resources we have to offer. We will set no maximum grant amount. However, to allow consistent comparisons, applicants must frame their amount requested within a timeframe of what is needed over the next eight weeks from the date of their application.

EXAMPLES OF ELIGIBLE REQUESTS

Examples of eligible requests include but are not limited to:

  • Continuity of operations
    • An eligible nonprofit needs to purchase technology to allow its employees to work remotely or shift to delivering services remotely via phone or video conference.
    • An eligible nonprofit’s fee-for-service revenue is reduced because it cannot provide those contracted services.
    • An eligible nonprofit must pay staff to do activities that volunteers would normally do, or pay for staff that are filling in for absent staff.
    • An eligible nonprofit’s major fundraiser or fee-based events were cancelled, reducing income.
  • New, increased, or changed support to affected people, organizations, or communities
    • A homeless services organization must find an extra location to house clients who are sick.
    • A senior services organization cannot serve its clients in congregate meal settings and needs to be able to deliver food.
    • An eligible nonprofit will provide more of its usual services because more people/businesses are now in need of those services.

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

Eligibility:

  • Grants may be made to nonprofit organizations, schools, or units of government located in or significantly serving Rock Island and/or Scott Counties.
  • Nonprofit organizations, schools, or units of government located in or significantly serving Rock Island and/or Scott Counties; 
    • Demonstrates a need for funding due to the pandemic or the impact of following public health recommendations taken to flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections locally, for the purpose of either: 
    • Continuity of operations support due to increased expenses or decreased revenue; 
    • Providing new, increased, or changed support to affected people, organizations, businesses, or communities.
    • Organizations must comply with our Diversity and Non-Discrimination Policy.
  • To allow consistent comparisons, applicants must frame their amount requested within a timeframe of what is needed over the next eight weeks from the date of their application. 

Ineligibility:

  • Applicants may serve individuals, businesses/organizations, or communities, but individuals and businesses may not apply directly for grants.