Ascentra Credit Union FoundationIt was a busy summer of giving for the leadership at Ascentra Credit Union. This summer, 36 organizations and charities throughout Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois received $17,000 in Leadership Grants awarded by the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation.
In 2015, the foundation committee wanted to support the causes that the volunteer board of directors and senior leadership are active with and elected to allow them to give out $1,000 to efforts and causes close to them. This year the giving continued and the organizations that were positively impacted include:

  • Associate Benevolent Society, Clinton
  • Bettendorf Fine Arts Patron, Bettendorf
  • Bettendorf Library Foundation, Bettendorf
  • Bettendorf Soccer Association, Bettendorf
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mississippi Valley, Davenport
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Muscatine County, Muscatine
  • Camanche Fire Department, Camanche
  • Camanche Historical Society, Camanche
  • Central Community Educational Foundation, Dewitt
  • Child Abuse Council, Moline
  • Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities, Moline
  • Christ’s Family Day Care, Davenport
  • Churches United of the Quad Cities, Bettendorf
  • City Center Ministry Food Pantry, Davenport
  • Clinton Humane Society, Clinton
  • Community Health Care, Inc., Davenport
  • Davenport Chordbusters, Davenport
  • First Christian Reformed Church, Fulton
  • Gold Coast & Hamburg Historic District Association, Davenport
  • Habitat for Humanity Clinton, Clinton
  • Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities, Davenport
  • Hilltop Campus Village, Davenport
  • Henry County Humane Society – Dutch Memorial Fund, Geneseo
  • Humane Society of Scott County, Davenport
  • Illowa Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Geneseo
  • International Development & Educational Associates, Littleton, Colo.
  • King’s Harvest Pet Rescue, Davenport
  • Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild – Quilts of Valor, Moline
  • Muscatine Art Center, Muscatine
  • (QCAD) Quad Citians Affirming Diversity, Rock Island
  • Quad City Animal Welfare Center, Milan
  • Quad City Iowa Right to Life Education Fund, Davenport
  • Riverbend Food Bank, Davenport
  • Spring Forward Learning Center, Rock Island
  • The Pregnancy Center, Clinton
  • Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program Eastern Iowa, Davenport

“There are many worthy causes that are important to our volunteer board of directors and leadership team at Ascentra Credit Union,” said Ascentra President and CEO Dale Owen. “This is a great way to allow those who give so much to our organization to provide help to those causes they know and care about. It really speaks to the people-helping-people philosophy at the core of the credit union movement.”
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