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Isabel Bloom Art Education Fund Grant

Grants to Illinois and Iowa Schools for Visual Arts Projects,
Supplies, and Professional Development in the Quad Cities Area

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Quad Cities Community Foundation

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Grants of up to $2,000 to Illinois and Iowa public and private schools and school districts for visual arts education in the Quad Cities area. Funding is intended to further the education of art instructors and local children, help enhance the quality of life in the region, and foster greater appreciation of the visual arts.

Grants will enhance visual arts education in the primary and secondary schools of Scott County, Iowa, and Rock Island County, Illinois. Visual arts include painting, drawing, sculpting, and similar art forms. This grant is not intended to encompass the performing arts. Grant purposes may include, but are not limited to, individual projects, year-long curricula, interdisciplinary efforts, professional development, and equipment purchase.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179908

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum awarded per application: $2,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications for this grant must be authorized by and coordinated through the school district.

School districts applying for this grant must be located in Scott County, Iowa or Rock Island County, Illinois.

Public and private school districts are eligible if there are at least 500 children in the district.

School districts may submit multiple applications. If more than two applications are submitted from a single school district, the district must email the Community Foundation with a prioritized list of projects before the grant deadline.

The following areas or program types are not funded by application-based grant programs of the Quad Cities Community Foundation.
- Advertising or marketing campaigns
- Deficit funding or debt retirement
- Direct financial support to individuals
- Endowments (unless otherwise state by grant criteria)
- Fundraising activities or events
- Political or lobbying activities
- Projects that are not for a charitable purpose
- Projects or events that have already been completed
- Religious or sectarian activities that attempt to convert a person to a particular faith or perspective, or social service activities that require participation in such.
- Organizations or activities which do not comply with the Diversity and Non-Discrimination Policy.

Pre-Application Information:

The grant cycle will open August 1 and close September 30.

How to apply and what the Foundation looks for:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and apply online between August 1 and September 30, 2019:

Direct questions to:
Heather Calvert
(563) 326-2840

Prioritized lists may be emailed to

Quad Cities Community Foundation
852 Middle Road, Suite 100
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722
phone (563) 326-2840
fax (563) 326-2870

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Rock Island County;   Iowa: Scott County