How It All Began

Our History

Never doubt that a small group of people can accomplish great things. seven years ago, four people gathered to finish the final details of the new East Moline Foundation. Bob Baeke, Bill Phares, Doug Reynolds and Ben Ryan, Jr. (deceased) had been planning for months with The Moline Foundation to for a geographic-based affiliate fund. Now know as the East Moline Community Fund, the original founders are joined by Larry Anderson, Terry Brahm, Willie Ellis, Connie Dowsett, and Pat Van Bruwaene. This group works to raise funds to benefit the community, to review and allocate grants for charities that benefit East Moline, and to accept legacy and estate gifts.