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Donation Request Guidelines

The Junior Board of Rock Island has set forth guidelines for community donations in an attempt to concentrate on areas of need of Children within our community (the greater Quad City Area). Download the application for Requests of Funding. Donation requests should fall within the following areas of interest:

  • Children at Risk
  • Children and Literacy
  • Poverty and Hunger - Children
  • Environment - Children
  • Education/School Events
  • Anti-Violence/Community Safety - Children

The Junior Board of Rock Island will consider requests outside of these areas when they meet needs within our community. These guidelines should be used when making a request to the Junior Board of Rock Island.

In an attempt to maximize our exposure and the usage of funds, the following requests will not be considered:

  • Political Fundraising
  • Salaries, benefits or administrative costs of start-up programming
  • Fundraising events that benefit individuals

Deadlines:

All requests should be made prior to the set review period, and our current deadline is set for March 31 of this calendar year. In some cases, a community partner may be asked to present at a monthly General Meeting to educate us about your project/program. If this is necessary, a representative of the Junior Board of Rock Island will contact you.

Proposals will be reviewed annually in late April-early May. Your Agency/Organization will be notified in writing of the grant decision on or around May 31, 2018.

Proposals:

Proposals should include the following items:

  • Mission Statement of your Agency/Organization
  • Narrative to include the history of your Agency/Organization, how you serve the community, demographics of persons served, number of persons served, and how the funds will be used.
  • Any relationship on the part of any committee member or Board member of Junior Board of Rock Island to the Agency/Organization to be funded must be disclosed. Such a relationship shall preclude the committee or board member from voting on the request.
  • List of current board members and their affiliations, if applicable
  • Annual Report, if available
  • A current Agency/Organization budget/project budget, if available
  • Cover sheet (supplied in packet)

Project Follow-up:

All projects/programs/events that are funded may be requested to supply Junior Board of Rock Island with a report that includes the following:

  • How did you use the donation/contribution?
  • Provide a photograph(s) of the event.
  • Receipts for any equipment or supplies purchased.

Submit your requests and questions to:

Junior Board of Rock Island
Attention: Treasurer, Maura Vroman
P.O. Box 6041
Rock Island, IL 61204-6041

OR

juniorboardrockisland@gmail.com

Download the application for Requests of Funding