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New Grants for QC Area Nonprofits

WVIK is one of a dozen grant recipients announced Tuesday by the Quad Cities Community Foundation. The Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants, totaling 118,000 dollars, will help the 12 organizations pay for staff training, board development, strategic planning, technology, and more, to help them carry out their missions.

The grant winners are:

  • Arrowhead Youth and Family Services—technology upgrades: $5,500
  • Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities—equipment upgrades: $10,000
  • Clock, Inc.—staff training: $4,500
  • Family Resources, Inc.—technology upgrades: $15,000
  • Fresh Films—equipment upgrades: $15,000
  • Handicapped Development Center—staff training: $10,144
  • Humane Society of Scott County—equipment upgrades: $7,371
  • Junior Achievement of the Heartland—staff training: $15,000
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, Inc.—consulting support: $10,080
  • Moline Community Development Corporation—strategic planning: $12,883
  • The Center for Youth and Family Solutions—staff training: $3,504
  • WVIK Quad Cities NPR—strategic planning: $9,500

The new grants are in addition to nearly $100,000 in Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants that were awarded last spring. And they’re part of the Community Foundation’s commitment to strengthening the nonprofit sector in the Quad Cities for long-term stability.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.