The Operations and Program Grant program (formerly known as the Coordinated Field of Interest Grant program) award grants to provide general operating support or program support for successful ongoing efforts.
Donor Name: Quad Cities Community Foundation
State: Illinois and Iowa
County: Scott County (IA) and Rock Island County (IL)
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $5,000–$20,000
Grant Duration: 2 years
General operating support is crucial to the long-term success of nonprofit organizations. This grant program aligns with the Community Foundation’s strategic effort to use effective grantmaking practices including:
- Flexible Funding: requests for general operating support are eligible for funding, and are given preference.
- Reliable Funding: One-year or Two-year requests will be considered.
Nonprofit organizations may apply for a grant from several different Community Foundation funds through the Operations and Program Grant program. To save time and effort, applicants submit one application and are considered for multiple funding sources.
The Operations and Program Grant program continues to follow the original purposes of each fund and the intent set up by its donors. All specific fund purposes fall into one or more fields of interest: Animals & Environment; Arts & Culture; Community Development; Education; Health; and Youth Development.
- Amy Helpenstell Foundation Fund: General Operating and Program requests only. Non-501(c)3 organizations and K-12 schools not eligible to apply for these funds. Must be located within a 60-mile radius of Rock Island, IL.
- Chip Sunderbruch Memorial Risk Management Fund: Focuses on risk management and safety in Scott County, IA.
- John J. Quail Fund: Focuses on arts and culture.
- Roy E. Murray Fund: Focuses on youth.
- Art & Culture
- Community Development
- Youth Development
Requests must be between $5,000 and $20,000 ($40,000 total for 2-year requests)
An organization must:
- Be located in Scott County, IA or Rock Island County, IL (Organizations that are not in those counties but are located within a 60-mile radius of Rock Island, IL are eligible for a grant from the Amy Helpenstell Foundation Fund only.)
- Organizations must NOT have received a two-year grant from the CFOI process in the prior calendar year.
- Organizations must comply with our Diversity and Non-Discrimination Policy.
Additional Eligibility Information:
- 1-Year and 2-Year requests will be accepted
- Requests must cover the grant period of October 1– September 30
- Requests must be between $5,000 and $20,000 ($40,000 total for 2-year requests)
- Applications from nonprofits that do not have 501(c)3 status and K-12 schools are not eligible for funding from the Amy Helpenstell Foundation Fund
For more information, visit QCCF.