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 to a strong and growing community. Staying involved helps us stay connected. Over the years Mel Foster Co. has organized a variety of events meant to involve and improve our neighborhoods and cities. One of our most successful events was Color the Quads 5K race that, with the help of generous sponsors, helped raise a quarter of a million dollars and included the participation of 10,000 adults and children! These funds were then distributed to 24 different local charities selected by Mel Foster Co. agents and employees. 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 Tuesday 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.