Income

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Empower more Quad Citizens with the skills and tools to achieve financial stability.

Financial stability is key ingredient of a steady, successful life. Along with education and health, it’s one of the building blocks of opportunity. That’s why we create, partner and invest in programs that help Quad Citizens find and keep better jobs, establish savings and hold on to more of what they earn.

 

Rise United 2030 Goals

 

We’ve collaborated with a broad spectrum of community partners to develop a set of 10-year goals to drive transformative change and advance racial equity in the areas of education, income and health in the Quad Cities. Together, we can ensure all Quad Citizens, regardless of race or ZIP code, have the opportunity and access to achieve their full potential.

To make that aspiration a reality, this is our key lever in the area of Income:

30% of young adults (25 – 44) do not earn a living wage jobs.

Increase by 20% the number of Quad Cities young adults who earn a living wage

It will take all of us working together to ensure all Quad Citizens can find and maintain work that enables financial stability. Can we count you in?

 

HOW WE CREATE OPPORTUNITY

Without stable income or sufficient savings, families get derailed by unexpected expenses, develop credit issues and fall prey to predatory lenders. We partner and invest in a range of programs that put residents on new career pathways, giving them the skills and resources to improve their economic mobility and providing them with basic necessities in emergency situations. By investing in our residents’ financial stability today, we’re affecting our community for generations.

STABILIZATION SERVICES/BASIC NEEDS

Stabilizing people who are facing hunger, homelessness or financial crisis is a top priority. We fund efforts that provide access to hunger relief, emergency shelter, help low-income individuals/families obtain and maintain safe, affordable, stable housing and provide emergency financial assistance.

CAREER PATHWAYS

We put hardworking Quad Citizens on career pathways by connecting them with the skills and support needed to get and keep good jobs. We aid in such areas as career development, job training and supportive services.

ECONOMIC MOBILITY

We help residents improve their abilities to budget, reduce debt, create savings and improve their credit, help families get, manage and keep more of their hard-earned money.

VITA
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INCOME STRATEGIC IMPACT GRANT PARTNERS

Our Strategic Impact Grants deliver measurable improvements in our impact areas of education, income and health. The following grant partners assist our efforts to strengthen financial stability for all Quad Citizens.

Alternatives
Bethany for Children & Families
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley
Christian Care
Dress for Success
Family Resources
Friendly House
Handicapped Development Center
Heart of Hope Ministries
HELP Iowa Legal Aid
Humility Homes & Services
Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates
Narratives Quad Cities, Inc. NFP

One Eighty
Prairie State Legal Services
Project NOW
Quad Cities Haven of Hope
Safer Foundation
Scott County Family YMCA
Scott County Housing Council
The Arc of the Quad Cities
The Salvation Army
Thomas Merton House
YouthHope
YWCA of the Quad Cities

See the full list of 54 organizations who, collectively, help give Quad Citizens the opportunity for economic mobility, quality education and health care – regardless of race or ZIP code.
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