Black Hawk College Foundation

Investing in Human Potential

Creating opportunities for students and the entire Mississippi Valley region.

Serving more than 30,000 individuals annually—the mission of Black Hawk College is to foster life-long learning for everyone. Whether working toward a transfer degree, refreshing basic skills, or enhancing workforce development, Black Hawk College provides excellence in education, while congruently creating space for individuals to reach for their fullest potential.


The Black Hawk College Foundation helps facilitate the growth and development of the Quad-Cities campus. We work with students to provide vital scholarship support, assist donors with their philanthropic goals, and provide funding for program development or facilities enhancement, we are committed to securing resources all in the interest of education. Read more about the history of Black Hawk College.


Report to the Community

Community Report

We are proud of the work we accomplished this year and the BHC Foundation's impact on our Quad Cities community. Thank you to all of our supporters for helping us fulfill our mission.

Explore our accomplishments over the past year,
download our 2023 Report to the Community (PDF).

Black Hawk College Foundation

Black Hawk College Foundation

Black Hawk College Foundation

The Black Hawk College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of business partners, college staff and other regional professionals. Board members provide oversight and direction to enhance our mission, objectives and service we provide to the entire region. Read a welcome letter from Greg Ryckaert, Foundation Board Chair.



Student Scholarships

We administer scholarships for students at the Quad-Cities campus based on a variety of factors, including merit and financial need. Scholarships are designated for various courses of study and additional criteria. Scholarships are created by individuals, families and others honoring someone indelible, business and corporations, as well as others who see the value of education—and its multifaceted benefits: to our students, economic benefits to the region—and the enhancement of life in the Quad Cities and beyond. Learn more

Your Regional Partner

Because of Black Hawk College, the entire region benefits through our impact on local economic development; business and industry are strengthened through our workforce development programs; and individuals grow through our focus on personal growth and advancement. Generous gifts from alumni, friends, parents, corporations and foundations supplement Black Hawk College and enhance the overall excellence of the College
For more information, contact us.



Did You Know?

The majority of Black Hawk College students come from and remain in the Mississippi Valley region following their studies. That means our nurses, educators, engineers, accountants, police officers, teachers and entrepreneurs who start at Black Hawk College likely stay in the region. This makes Black Hawk College a strong economic partner for the entire eastern Iowa and western Illinois region. Learn more about the history of Black Hawk College.

Strategic Plan

We cultivate community support for Black Hawk College.


Operating Principles

We know meaningful work enables a culture of giving.

We lead with integrity, respect and goodwill.

We are conscientious stewards of the Foundation's resources.

We are inclusive and transparent in our decision-making.


We will build a culture of giving that supports student learning and enhances the position of Black Hawk College by optimizing the Foundation's contributions through a sense of community, empowerment and growth.


Community: We will engage with our community to maximize awareness and celebrate our successes.

Empowerment: We will continually advance our resources to optimize scholarship and grant

Growth: We will create and maintain sustainability so that our Foundation operations and board can thrive.

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