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Bettendorf Rotary Charities Board Awarded $25,000 to 13 Quad City Non-Profits

BETTENDORF, IA - The Charities Board met on Wednesday, December 4th, 2018, from 6-9 at Ann Kappeler’s home. The Charities Board consists of the following members; Jeff Hassel, Ann Kappeler, Kevin Kraft, Sharon Sarver, Annette Martinez, Tim Lane and Jonna Schuler. There were 34 grants requests. The total amount of money requested was $74,194. The Charities Board voted to fund 13 of the grant requests for a total of $25,000 or 34% of the total amount requested. 

The following are the 13 grants that the Bettendorf Rotary Charitable Giving Board selected and had approved by the Bettendorf Rotary Club’s Executive Board for funding in 2018: 

Family Museum of Arts and Sciences Foundation
Project TitleRun! Jump! Fly! Adventures In Action
Project Description – Run! Jump! Fly! is an acclaimed traveling exhibit which will be featured summer 2019 at the Family Museum.
Amount funded - $2,500                                    

Project Title – Upgrade Facilities and Equipment
Project Description – Complete necessary facility and program improvements before planning of an expansion of programs and services to Davenport.
Amount funded - $1,750

American Red Cross
Project Title – Home Fire Campaign
Project Description – Home fires cause a ripple effects throughout communities.  The Home Fire Campaign aims to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by 25% by 2020.
Amount funded - $2,000

Bettendorf Public Library Foundation
Project Title – Local Artists at the Bettendorf Public Library
Project Description - The proposed project would allow the Bettendorf Public Library to acquire works by local artists for permanent display at the library. 
Amount funded - $1,000

Family Resources, Inc.
Project Title – Helping At-Risk Youth Become Successful Adults               
Project Description
– TotalChild provides ongoing support to youth and families in order to: 1) improve youth functioning; 2) improve family functioning; 3) enhance support systems; and 4) improve school performance.
Amount funded – $2,000              

Fresh Films
Project Title – I am not Disabled, A teen-created documentary about teen mental health and disabilities.
Project Description – To raise awareness of disabilities, 40 Quad City teens will produce an hour-long documentary that profiles the lives of teens with disabilities and their families
Amount funded - $2,500

Friendly House
Project Title – K-5 STEAM
Project Description – STEAM is an imperative component of all K-5 curriculums, and we need to purchase new STEAM activity kits & supplies for our K-5 program youth.
Amount funded - $2,000

Handicapped Development Center
Project Title – Increasing Security
Project Description – To increase security around HDC buildings and property, this request is to assist with the purchase of security cameras.
Amount funded - $1,500

Heart of Hope
Project Title – Heart of Hope Food Pantry
Project Description – Providing food and toiletries to those in need of it. Almost half of those helped are under the age of 18.
Amount funded - $750

Humility Homes and Services, Inc.
Project Title – Resource Funds for Emergency Shelter
Project Description – Increase stability for individuals experiencing homelessness by meeting basic needs through the use of resource funds.
Amount funded - $2,000

Mississippi Valley Blues Society
Project Title – Blues in the Schools: Augmenting History and Music in Bettendorf Schools with Blues Performances and Workshops
Project Description – Blues in the Schools brings four prominent blues artist/educators for week long residencies to work with teachers and students at schools, after-school programs, and public performances
Amount funded - $2,000

Our Lady of the River Church
Project Title – Night to Shine Prom
Project Description – Tim Tebow Night to Shine prom is a free event for individuals age 14 and older with special needs. There is no age limit.  
Amount funded - $2,500

Vera French Foundation
Project Title – Deductible Assistance for School Based Services
Project Description – School Based Services places licensed therapists in Scott County schools to provide quality and accessible mental health services to youth in our area.
Amount funded - $2,500


Meeting Details

Wednesday, March 27th,  2019
Tanglewood Hills Pavilion

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