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Locations: Davenport, IA
Mission: To strategically fund initiatives that create a vibrant, inclusive, and growing community.
Impact of the RDA on the community:
The Regional Development Authority (RDA), founded in 1989, is the gaming license holder for the Rhythm City Casino Resort in Davenport, IA. RDA operates similarly to a community foundation, with the exception that the RDA has a single income source – Rhythm City Casino Resort. Grants are made from current income, and the amount of money available for grants is tied to the casino gaming receipts. Grants are awarded to support a wide range of projects to create a more vibrant, inclusive, and growing community. The RDA Board of Directors, made up of community volunteers, has awarded a total of $70 million to a broad range of community building projects.
Typically, RDA allocates one-third of available funds to each of the following categories:
- economic development
- human services