QC Dividend Program Overview

The QC Dividend Program recognizes companies that donate at least one percent of their pre-tax earnings to the community. In partnership with United Way, six QC companies are launching the program to recognize charitable giving and set an example for other QC businesses. The commitment of the QC Dividend participants promises to sustain the Quad Cities spirit of generosity and sense of community.

The QC Dividend Program fulfills its mission by:

  • Attaining recognition from peers and community
  • Institutionalizing and leveraging a culture of community involvement and corporate giving
  • Promoting standards for corporate giving through a percent-giving formula

Does my company qualify?

Any company or professional association with an operating presence in the QC qualifies. Qualifying calculations (based on previous year’s giving) may include any combination of contributions to 501(c)3 organizations:

  • Cash contributions (including securities and real estate)
  • In-kind donations (products or services)
  • Employee volunteerism (during normal business hours)

Giving Level Worksheet is available to help determine if a company qualifies.
(This is for your use only. Please do not return it to us.)

How does my company get recognized?

QC Dividend Participants join a group of businesses that are leaders in the community and in their industries. They set an example that motivates other companies to participate. Dividend participants get recognized throughout the year:

  • Company name listed on the QC Dividend webpage
  • Dividend participants recognized at annual Recognition Event each year
  • Company recognition in local media magazines

How much does it cost to join?

It’s free!

How do I sign up?

You can enroll online here. Complete the Giving Level Worksheet to determine your level of giving.
(This is for your use only. Please do not return it to us.)

Call Nate Berg at 563.344.0321 if you have questions or need further assistance with enrollment. We ask that participating companies re-enroll each year to make sure we have the most accurate information.

The QC Dividend Program is an initiative of United Way Quad Cities.