Collaborating to magnify the power to do

Creating social change and opportunity for all isn’t easy. It takes every one of us, working together.

A key piece of mobilizing resources is getting them to the right people and place. Our funded partners and other partner nonprofits play an invaluable role in that equation.

Whether you’re looking for funding opportunities, volunteers or purposeful programs to build your nonprofit, United Way is uniquely positioned to help you out.

Currently there are no funding opportunities at this time.

We appreciate your interest in seeking funding opportunities through United Way Quad Cities. We encourage you to check back periodically and sign up for notifications on potential future opportunities.

African American Leadership Society (AALS) Strategic Grants.

United Way Quad Cities will provide one-time funding for organizations working to address needs in the African American community and become part of the solution with an emphasis on education, income, and health.

Apply for Funding Opportunities

We offer a variety of grants focused on making an impact in the areas of education, income and health.

Application Deadline & More Information

Requests for Proposals will be accepted from local organizations serving Rock Island County, IL and/or Scott County, IA who align their work to support one of the following impact strategies:

  1. Provide timely community-based academic supports that keep Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) K-12 students academically on track.
  2. Increase Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) student access to career exploration, activities and awareness.
  3. Provide Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) high school and college students with timely supports and services to ensure college access, persistence and completion.



Request for Proposals (RFP) released to community


RFP due to UWQC by 4:30 p.m. Central Time


AALS Investment Committee volunteers receive RFPs to review


Evaluations due from reviewers


AALS Investment Recommendation Meeting


Funding recommendations reviewed/approved by AALS Advisory Committee


Funding recommendations reviewed/approved by UWQC Executive Committee


Award Announcements

Additional Applicant Resources

AALS Strategic Grant Handbook

This includes: Who Can Apply, Required Documentation, Evaluation, Awards, Timeline, Reporting and a full list of Application Questions.


Evaluation Rubric


How to Apply Tutorial

View a video and written tutorial on how to Create an Account, Log On and Apply for a Grant.


Application questions?

Contact Trisha Piekarczyk, Data & Research Manager, at 563.344.0339 or

Are you a review panelist?

Volunteers serving on the AALS Investment Committee, click here to review submissions and access our review panelist toolkit.

Submit volunteer opportunities.

Got a project or program that needs a little help from our community? Tap into our network of volunteers by adding your project to the United Way Quad Cities Volunteer Hub. Post your volunteer opportunities, view current listings or register your organization to connect with dedicated volunteers in our community.


Already receive United Way funding?

We believe being big into data can lead to big change. That’s why we keep an open communication channel with our funded partners to see how we can maximize our impact, together.

Reporting outcomes helps us sustainably move to create opportunity for everyone in the Quad Cities.

Community Impact Grant: Outcome Reporting

Agencies funded through the Community Impact Grant must submit two reports to demonstrate the impact of our investment:

  • Interim Report
    • Due January 15, 2024
    • Reporting on services conducted between July 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023
  • Final Report
    • Due July 15, 2024
    • Reporting on services conducted between January 1, 2024 – June 30, 2024
Get in touch!

We’re ready to help. Contact a Community Impact team member today.

Marci Zogg

Vice President of Community Impact


Kate Horberg

Director of Education Innovation


Trisha Piekarczyk

Data & Research Manager


Marci Zogg

Vice President of Community Impact


Kate Schieffer

Director of Education Innovation


Trisha Piekarczyk

Data and Research Manager


Funding Opportunities Contact List