Doris and Victor Day cared about the well-being of the people of the Quad Cities, especially residents of Quad Cities, especially residents of Rock Island. They created a Foundation to provide funding for programs supportive of their concern. The Foundation is committed to meeting basic human needs such as food, shelter, clothing, medical care and education.
The Directors of the Foundation are committed to a policy of flexibility, and do not want to establish regulations that limit the Foundation’s creative ability to meet human needs. The Directors agree to the following points:
The Foundation will make grants to organizations determined by the Internal Revenue Service to be 501 (c)(3) qualifying organizations. The Foundation is committed to serve the Quad Cities area with particular concern for the citizens of Rock Island.
The Foundation recognizes that the causes of pain and suffering must be sought out, and programs developed to abolish those causes. Preventative programs and projects that foster pride in the local community will receive careful attention.
The Foundation is committed to programs that are non-sectarian, and therefore, will not contribute toward programs and capital projects for religious purposes. An exemption will be made for modest contributions to the churches in which the Days held membership. However, clearly non-sectarian, community serving programs of religious organizations will be considered for funding.
The Foundation is committed to community accessibility and community involvement. The Executive Director is available to consult in advance with anyone considering a grant application.The Foundation is flexible in decision making and considers grants to be non-precedent setting. The Foundation supports operating budgets with the understanding that the Foundation should not be considered a continuing source for annual funding. Applications should state alternative sources of funding, if any, for ensuing years of the project for which they are seeking funds.
Discretionary Fund Grants
Our Discretionary Fund will invest in the quality of life of the community in much the same way our responsive cycles do, but on a smaller scale with a quicker turnaround. Successful applications will:
- be for requests of $1,000 or less;
- fill an unexpected or emergency need; and/or
- meet a need that is timely and cannot wait for our regular responsive cycles (which have deadlines of May 1st)
Who is eligible?
The Foundation only makes grants to charitable organizations that have been recognized by the IRS as being described in Section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.
How much funding is available?
Grant size: Up to $1,000.
What types of requests are not eligible for funding?
- Annual giving campaigns
- Support directly to individuals
- Religious programs that advocate specific religious doctrines or do not serve the broader community
- Organizations that discriminate by not practicing or supporting full equality
- Deficit funding or debt retirement, including operating expenses due to budget deficits or shortfalls
How to apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please submit your request in advance of the proposed activity. Doris & Victor Day Foundation does not reimburse activities that already occurred.If there are adequate funds and the request meets the goals of the fund, approved applicants will receive a check within one month. The funds must be used in the manner described in the application within six months. If you receive a grant, you will be asked to complete a brief follow-up report.