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Bettendorf Rotary Charities Board Awarded $25,000 to 15 Quad City Non-Profits

BETTENDORF, IA - The Charities Board met on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, from 6-9 at Ann Kappeler’s home. The Charities Board consists of the following members; Jeff Hassel, Ann Kappeler, Kevin Kraft, Chelsea Powers, Sharon Sarver, Annette Martinez and Jonna Schuler. There were 33 grants requests. The total amount of money requested was $64,710. The Charities Board voted to fund 15 of the grant requests for a total of $25,000 or 39% of the total amount requested. 

The following are the 15 grants that the Bettendorf Rotary Charitable Giving Board selected and had approved by the Bettendorf Rotary Club’s Executive Board for funding in 2017: 

41st Iowa Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol
Project Title – Youth cyber-security and public affairs project
Project Description – The creation and upkeep of a youth created and maintained website in support of a cyber-security / IT activity and a public affairs learning activity, as well as a section maintained by the adult members in support of local operations and news of activities / opportunities offered by the Iowa Wing, the umbrella for all squadrons in our state.
Amount funded - $500 

Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley
Project Title – New Vans for Transportation of At-Risk Youth
Project Description – BGCMV seeks to replace two 15-passenger vans for our locations in Moline and purchase a new van for our new Davenport Teen Center.
Amount funded - $2,000

Center for Active Seniors, Inc.
Project Title – Reception Improvement
Project Description – CASI is seeking funding to improve the safety and ascetic of our reception area. We respectfully request support for Winnie's Place Emergency Shelter for women and their children.
Amount funded - $2,000

Child Abuse Council
Project Title – Shaken Baby Simulator Doll for Basic Training for New Dads Classes
Project Description –
Sponsorship funds in the amount of $1,100 will cover the cost of a new Shaken Baby Simulator Doll and the repair of a second doll.
Amount funded - $1,100 

Christian Care
Project Title – Caring for Our Community Project
Project Description –
Caring for Our Community is a collaborative partnership with Christian Care & Unity Point-Trinity to link our community to those that can meet their needs. 

Dress for Success Quad Cities
Project Title – Professional Attire and Shoes for Low-Income Women
Project Description – Help provide larger sized or specialized professional attire and shoes for local low-resource women who have an interview or new job.
Amount funded - $2,000

From Cover to Cover
Project Title – Snuggle Up and Read Campaign
Project Description – Promoting literacy by providing local at-risk students with new books through Birthday Book Club and book and blanket donations.
Amount funded - $2,000

Great Bettendorf Community Foundation
Project Title – The Agape Center
Project Description – Provide additional food to meet the growing demand. Within 1 ½ years in operation, we went from 60 to 2,756 individuals served.
Amount funded - $2,000

Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities
Project Title – Technology Upgrades for Classroom
Project Description – We are seeking monies to replace our overhead projector with a flat screen television to utilize in our classroom for Partner Family Classes, New Partner Family Workshops, and Volunteer Orientations. Other Habitat Committees and training may also utilize the equipment.
Amount funded - $2,000

Hope at the BRICK House
Project Title – Expansion of HBH After School Program Space
Project Description – Rental of additional classroom space and gym to alleviate overcrowding and improve Hope At The BRICK House After School Program.
Amount funded - $1,500

Junior Achievement of the Heartland
Project Title – JA BizTown: Developing Our Future Workforce
Project Description – Helping students develop 21st Century Skills needed to succeed in the workplace.
Amount funded - $1,500

River Music Experience
Project Title – Laptops for Outreach
Project Description – We are seeking $1,100 to provide basic sports equipment for the creation of a girls softball team for low-income teens.
Amount funded - $1,500

St. Florian Fire and Burn Foundation
Project Title – Family Burn Group
Project Description – Providing a camp style weekend that creates a supportive environment for not just the burn survivor but for their family members as well.
Amount funded - $2,000

Supplemental Emergency Assistance Program
Project Title – Emergency Assistance to clients of member agencies
Project Description – Participants in member agency programs sometimes face unexpected expenses. If they are eligible, SEAP can purchase resources to alleviate the financial crisis.
Amount funded - $2,500

The Sparkle Effect
Project Title – Providing training to 3 local Sparkle Effect Teams
Project Description – Provide on-site training to three local Sparkle Effect teams, 2 at Pleasant Valley HS and 1 at North Scott HS.
Amount funded - $1,200


Meeting Details

Wednesday, January 23rd,  2019
Tanglewood Hills Pavilion

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