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Fundraising and Community Projects

Junior Board of Rock Island is entering its 87th year of helping children and families in the Quad Cities area. Founded in 1935 with the mission of working together to serve children in our community, our primary focus began by supporting the Visiting Nurses & Homecare Association, by volunteering service hours for their child-related causes. Our organization has since expanded its support to over than 40 organizations in the Quad City area, having given more than $1.7 million in donations to child-related services.

We invite you to join us in serving the children of the Quad Cities area by making a monetary donation to the Junior Board of Rock Island (see the donate button to the right), or by participating in our fundraiser events throughout the year. For more information, email us at about our upcoming events:

Last year, JBRI proudly donated over $48,000 to the following local organizations helping to support the youth of the Quad Cities area:

  • ARC of the Quad Cities Area
  • Augustana College Center for Speech, Language & Hearing
  • Autism Society of the Quad Cities
  • Ballet Quad Cities
  • Bethany for Children & Families
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Center for Youth and Family Solutions
  • Children's Therapy Center
  • Epilepsy Foundation of North/Central IL, IA & NE- QC
  • Figge Art Museum
  • First Tee
  • Horses of Course
  • Longfellow Liberal Arts
  • Nourish Everyone Sustainably Together (NEST)
  • QC Arts "Santa's Special Stars"
  • QC Closet2Closet
  • RI Milan Education Foundation
  • RI Parks and Recreation Foundation
  • Thy Loving Kindness Ministry
  • Two Rivers YMCA
  • Youth Service Bureau

Are you interested in receiving a donation?  If your group or organization would like to receive a special allocation from the Junior Board of Rock Island, visit the Request for Funding page.

Our sincere thanks go out to all who have helped Junior Board of Rock Island make a difference in the quality of life for countless children, year after year, through organizational programs that better the health and lives of young people in the Quad Cities, in the areas of literacy, education, and community safety.

We are so grateful for your support of the Junior Board of Rock Island and appreciate your continued partnership to help us achieve our mission of improving the health, education, and safety of our community's children.

This past year we raised above and beyond our fundraising goals and were able to allocate funds to EVERY non-profit organization that applied for financial support. That's truly remarkable, especially considering the trials we all encountered over the past year due to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. We know without a doubt we proudly surpassed our annual goal because of your support and partnership with our organization, and because of the shared passion we have for building a future for our children. Thank you!