Non-profits in the Quad Cities will get some welcome help, thanks to the Moline Foundation. On Tuesday it announced this year's Spring Grant Awards, 42 grants adding up to 285,000 dollars. 

APRIS Moves Online

Jan 10, 2019
WVIK Staff

The Augustana Public Radio Information Service will now be available online. Volunteers for the service, known as APRIS, has been putting local newspapers and magazines on the air since 1989. 

SCRA Spring Grants

May 23, 2017
WVIK News / WVIK Quad Cities NPR

Thanks to one of the Quad Cities's casinos, there'll be more money to spend on schools, parks, and affordable housing. Tuesday the Scott County Regional Authority awarded its spring grants, totaling 1.5 million dollars.

Loeb Leaving QCSO

May 10, 2017

After four and-a-half years, the executive director of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra is leaving, and not by choice. Ben Loeb will leave his position officially on June 30th.

Bruce Carter Tribute

May 10, 2016
Scott Community College

A tribute to a long-time and popular member of the faculty will be unveiled Wednesday night at Scott Community College. Bruce Carter taught art at the college in Bettendorf for 16 years until his death in 2014 at the age of 66. 

Rob Lipnick, art instructor and coordinator of the Humanities Department, says Stacey Houk was the lead artist on the ceramic mural project, with help from students and other faculty. 

Funding for the project was provided by Quad City Arts from its Arts Dollars program.

In Case You Missed It

Mar 27, 2016
Rene McKenna Gellerman

In case you missed it...

NPR National Political Correspondent, Don Gonyea, spoke at the WVIK Gala on Thursday night in the Gold Room of the Black Hotel in Davenport. 

RDA Fall Grants

Nov 23, 2015

A major grant will support the Quad City Symphony Orchestra through 2018. Monday the Riverboat Development Authority handed out its fall grants, including 30,000 dollars a year for three years for the symphony's Masterworks concerts.

The RDA owns the license for the Rhythm City casino, and distributes a share of the casino's revenue each year to non-profit, civic, and government organizations. 

Thanks to a grant from the Amy Helpenstell Foundation, WVIK in Rock Island, Illinois,  Quad Cities NPR, is looking for someone to fill a six-month position in the newsroom, starting soon (usually in March). The purpose of the grant is to help young journalists develop their skills, and get a good start on their careers. 

When NPR listeners tune into national programs, like Morning Edition and All Things Considered, they hear stories from national reporters like Nina Totenberg, and from reporters at member stations.

But how do member stations and NPR work together to deliver stories to the national audience?