Throughout its 100-year history, Mel Foster Co. has prioritized giving back to the communities it serves. Mel Foster Co. continues its Think.Buy.Be.Local campaigns. In support of this initiative, the company raises money to support local families by participating in the River Bend Foodbank Community Hunger Drive. Mel Foster Co. agents and staff collect toys and money for Toys for Tots, hold a blood drive for ImpactLife, make and deliver baskets to seniors during the holidays, and partner with WQAD for a school supply drive. Mel Foster Co. supports local community-wide events, like the John Deere Classic, Bix7, Quad Cities Marathon, Festival of Trees, and the Plant Sale hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Our entire Mel Foster Co. team enthusiastically supports our Quad Cities and surrounding communities through charitable giving. We know giving back is a vital component of a strong and growing community. Staying involved helps us stay connected. We believe in giving back. Sometimes the contribution is fulfilling a small financial need. At other times, we have led events with thousands of participants. We are proud to continue the tradition of giving and of the contributions each of our agents and employees has made as a part of Mel Foster Co.
Donations are based on philanthropy that involves the contribution of cash, cash equivalents, or in-kind goods or services with no implicit expectation on the part of the donor.
Sponsorships are partnerships negotiated with another organization to support an event or fundraising activity, where the sponsor receives recognition for their investment.
Requests are reviewed on the first Monday of every month. Any application submission received late will not be reviewed until the next monthly review and will be declined if the event has already been held.
Mel Foster Co. does not provide funding for operational costs or deficits, travel expenses, religious or political activities, individual pursuits, or any projects or events taking place outside the communities where we do business.
Organizations requesting contributions must be operated for public purposes and qualify as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization under IRS rules. As much as Mel Foster Co. would like to support every cause, we do adhere to a budget and cannot grant every request.