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Fundraising and Community Projects

Junior Board of Rock Island is entering its 85th year of helping children and families in the Quad Cities area. Founded in 1935 with the mission of working together to serve children in our community, our primary focus began by supporting the Visiting Nurses & Homecare Association, by volunteering service hours for their child-related causes. Our organization has since expanded its support to over than 40 organizations in the Quad City area, having given more than $1.7 million in donations to child-related services.

We invite you to join us in serving the children of the Quad Cities area by making a monetary donation to the Junior Board of Rock Island (see the donate button to the right), or by participating in our fundraiser events throughout the year. For more information, email us at about our upcoming events:

November Project: This month JBRI is collecting masks to donate to various organizations and schools. Please email us at if you have masks to donate to our November Project.

February 13, 2021: *VIRTUAL* 82nd Annual Mardi Gras Fundraiser: Building a Future For our Children.

Last year, JBRI proudly donated over $35,000 to the following local organizations helping to support the youth of the Quad Cities area:

  • ARC of the Quad Cities
  • Augustana College Center for Speech, Language & Hearing
  • Ballet Quad Cities
  • Bethany for Children & Families
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Center for Youth and Family Solutions
  • Child Abuse Council
  • Children's Therapy Center
  • Epilepsy Foundation of North/Central IL, IA & NE- Quad Cities Office
  • Figge Art Museum
  • Friends of Douglas Park
  • Hand in Hand
  • Horses of Course
  • Hot Glass, Inc.
  • Penguin Project
  • QC Arts "Santa's Special Stars"
  • QC Closet2Closet
  • RI Parks and Recreation Foundation
  • Safe Families for Children of the QC
  • Spring Forward Learning Center
  • Thy Loving Kindness Ministry
  • Two Rivers YMCA
  • WQPT
  • Youth Service Bureau

Are you interested in receiving a donation?  If your group or organization would like to receive a special allocation from the Junior Board of Rock Island, visit the Request for Funding page.

Our sincere thanks go out to all who have helped Junior Board of Rock Island make a difference in the quality of life for countless children, year after year, through organizational programs that better the health and lives of young people in the Quad Cities, in the areas of literacy, education, and community safety.