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Hubbell-Waterman Foundation Grant

Grants to Illinois and Iowa Organizations in the Quad
Cities Area for Arts, Culture, Education, and Social Welfare

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Hubbell-Waterman Foundation

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Grants to Illinois and Iowa organizations for a range of activities to strengthen eligible communities within the Quad City area. Focus areas include arts and culture, education, and social welfare. Funding may be requested for program support, general operations, and capital projects. The Foundation makes grants in Scott County, Iowa and Rock Island County, Illinois.

The Hubbell-Waterman Foundation envisions a growing, thriving and compassionate Quad City Community whose strengths are in education innovation, its quality of life and its commitment to fostering economic opportunities.

Areas of Focus:

Culture and the Arts
-Supporting the visual and performing arts
-Supporting the preservation and public presentation of culture and the arts that add knowledge and value to the lives of the citizens of the community

-Creating educational opportunities during pre-kindergarten through grade twelve
-Promoting the effectiveness of teaching
-Strengthening before and after school and summer learning opportunities
-Involving parents in the schools
-Creating job training opportunities in collaboration with community colleges
-Creating awareness through environmental education

Social Welfare
-Supporting tax exempt organizations which promote self-sufficiency in their clients
-Supporting programs for at-risk and low-income families that help achieve stability and self-sufficiency
-Supporting the delivery of affordable health and wellness services in the local community

The Foundation supports:

-Program grants in the areas of Culture and the Arts, Education and Social Welfare as defined in the Mission, Vision and Values Statements and other published materials.

-Grants for capital campaigns and capital acquisitions, including construction and renovations.

-Operational and/or program grants not to exceed three years resulting from the completion of a capital campaign grant.

-Multi-year program grants not to exceed three years. Program grants may include general operating expense reimbursement.

The Foundation will target up to fifty percent (50%) of the annual distributions for capital campaign grants. The Foundation will target the balance of the annual distributions for program grants.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172859

Term of Contract:

Multi-year program grants not to exceed three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The term Quad Cities shall be defined to include the geographic area of Scott County, Iowa and Rock Island County, Illinois.

The Foundation makes grants to the following organization types:
-Culture and Arts
-Social Welfare

Not Funded:
-Debt retirement.
-Membership or affiliation campaigns, dinners or special events.
-Conferences and symposia and related travel.
-Grants that further political doctrine.
-Grants that further religious doctrine.
-Grants to individuals.
-Individual scholarships or sponsorships.
-Medical, scientific or academic research.
-Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status, except to serve an historically disadvantaged group. (Note: Inclusiveness is one of The Hubbell-Waterman Foundation's Values. Therefore, the Foundation wishes to fund organizations that are inclusive in their policies and practices.)

Pre-Application Information:

September 1 of each year is the deadline for you to completely and accurately fill out and sign your grant application. The Foundation will acknowledge receipt of all applications within two weeks of submission. Late or incomplete applications may not be resubmitted until the following year’s application cycle.

The Foundation’s response to all applications placed on the annual agenda will be electronically transmitted to the application within two weeks of final action by the trustees of the Foundation.

Grant Schedule
-September 1: Submittal deadline for grant applications.
-September 15: Transmit all grant application submittals to the trustees.
-October 7: Prepare final annual meeting agenda and transmit to all trustees.
-Fourth week in October is the target for the Annual Meeting.

More information about the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation may be found here:

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register online to apply:

C. D. Waterman III

Hubbell-Waterman Foundation
220 N. Main Street, Suite 600
Davenport, IA 52801

Fax: 563.324.1616

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Rock Island County;   Iowa: Scott County