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Teens for Tomorrow (T4T) Grant


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Geographic Focus
USA: Illinois: Rock Island CountyIowa: Scott County

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/15/24 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Illinois and Iowa nonprofit organizations for community benefit initiatives in eligible regions. Funding is intended for projects and programs that address community needs through education, services, and awareness. Grants can also support general operations. Activities should benefit Rock Island County, Illinois and/or Scott County, Iowa.
Teens for Tomorrow (T4T) is a youth philanthropy group made up of high school students from Rock Island County in Illinois and Scott County in Iowa. These young leaders become philanthropists by learning about community needs, fundraising, developing a grant opportunity, evaluating applications, making site visits, and awarding grants.

Each year, T4T awards grants to nonprofits meeting a variety of needs in the Quad City for Tomorrow grant focus areas are determined by each cohort of members and will be available closer to the open date.

Funds can be used for any expenses of projects or programs that address the focus areas, including but not limited to direct service, operations, or education/awareness.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations are located in and serving residents of Rock Island County, Illinois and/or Scott County, Iowa.

The following areas or program types are not funded by application-based grant programs of the Quad Cities Community Foundation:
- Advertising or marketing campaigns
- Deficit funding or debt retirement
- Direct financial support to individuals
- Endowments (unless otherwise state by grant criteria)
- Fundraising activities or events
- Political or lobbying activities
- Projects that are not for a charitable purpose
- Projects or events that have already been completed
- Religious or sectarian activities that attempt to convert a person to a particular faith or perspective, or social service activities that require participation in such
- Organizations or activities which do not comply with our Diversity and Non-Discrimination Policy.

Pre-Application Information
- Opens: January 15, 2024
- Deadline: February 15, 2024
- Notification: May 2024

Applications are submitted via the online grant system.

T4T members will contact each applicant to schedule a site visit in March. Site visits will consist of 3-5 Teens for Tomorrow members visiting the organization for no more than one hour.

What Quad Cities Community Foundation Looks For:

Additional Funding Information

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Number of Grants
3-4 grants will be awarded

Estimated Size of Grant
Maximum awarded per application: up to $10,000

Contact Information
Apply online (from January 15):

Kaleigh Trammell, Grantmaking Specialist
Call (563) 326-2840

Quad Cities Community Foundation
852 Middle Road / Suite 100
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

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