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                                           COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATION



Name of Organization:

Gateway Redevelopment Group

X FORMCHECKBOX  Non-profit (501c3)

 FORMCHECKBOX  Community Group


Address: 519 W. 8th St., Davenport, IA 52802


City: Davenport


State: IA

Zip: 52802

Contact Name: Jack Haberman

Contact Title: President/Board of Directors

E-mail: ars@grgdavenport.org

Phone: 563-326-3290



Today’s Date: 12/1/10


Amount of Funding Requested $: 2,500

Total Project Budget $: 20,000


Project Category:


 FORMCHECKBOX  Conservation

X FORMCHECKBOX  Waste Reduction

 FORMCHECKBOX  Beautification

 FORMCHECKBOX  Sustainability








Describe how this project will help improve our local environment in terms of waste reduction, diversion, conservation, preservation, pollution prevention, beautification, education, stewardship, etc.


Gateway Redevelopment Group (GRG) is requesting funding to assist in construction of a storage barn at the c1868 Jipp Home and Grocery, located at 732 Gaines Street in Davenport, IA. This barn is necessary for our organization’s capacity building by expanding our storage space for the Architectural Rescue Shop (ARS).

GRG is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization whose goal is saving abandoned buildings in our neighborhood. Since its inception in 2004 we have restored two boarded up buildings in the Hamburg Historic District.  Both the Jipp and the home at 822 Gaines (now returned to private ownership), were #1 on the city’s demolition list in successive years. Without the intervention by GRG, debris from both properties would have ended up in the county landfill, and our neighborhood would have lost two more historic buildings.

The Jipp Home and Grocery now houses the Architectural Rescue Shop (ARS). By an appointment only basis, ARS sells antique architectural salvage to people restoring older homes. These materials are rescued by GRG volunteers from structures being taken down or remodeled in the Quad City area. We also accept donations of architectural salvage. Salvage includes such items as wooden trim, doors and windows, floor vents, hardware, bathtubs, flooring and just about everything else from older homes and buildings including  the kitchen sink! Since our operations began in 2004, our volunteers have removed materials from more than 15 structures. A complete record of our activities may be found on our website at www.grgdavenport.org.

Our latest challenge has become storage space. We simply don’t have enough room to store all the items in our inventory. In addition to crowding existing floor space, they are over flowing into neighborhood garages or other storage areas, making it difficult to easily access materials for our customers.  We have received permission from the Davenport HPC to construct a 20’ x 36’ barn to expand this space and are in the process of securing funding to erect it. Income from sales of our architectural items has already funded pouring the concrete pad for the barn.  Funding from the Scott County Waste Commission would assist in purchasing needed building materials and other construction costs.


Describe how you will measure and report the success of this project.

Success will be measured by:

  • Room for all our salvage items in one location
  • Ready access to all items in stock
  • Ability to maintain regular store hours in addition to by appointment hours
  • 20% increase in volunteers for salvage and store operations




Is this project or activity sustainable? If so, how?  

Our activities are sustainable for the follow reasons:

  • Our all volunteer basis keeps operating expenses low. We have already logged over 7,000 volunteer hours.
  • We have developed multiple income sources. As part of the Jipp restoration, we installed a second floor apartment. This rental income helps pay for the cost of maintaining the building and ongoing operations.  Sales of architectural salvage also provides funding.
  • We have raised over $300,000 through grants, donations and tax credits since opening our doors in 2004.  We believe we can successfully continue these fundraising efforts.


Project Timeline:

March 2011-Complete fundraising for barn

April 2011-Erect barn and install electrical service

May 2011-Move in stock

June 2011- Open store for business with regular business hours



Describe how Waste Commission of Scott County will be recognized or acknowledged for its donation toward this project:

 GRG issues news releases on all awards, recognitions and major activities. We are fortunate to have very good relationships with local media, some of whom have followed our work for a number of years. We also actively maintain our website, updating our progress, and would document the Waste Commission of Scott County’s role in our success.








Please send typed applications and receipt of garbage disposal from your hauler to:

Erin Robinson, Communication Coordinator


5640 Carey Avenue, Davenport, IA 52807

Call 563.388.1403 with questions.


Gateway Redevelopment Group, Davenport, Iowa