In 2016, the Joyce & Tony Singh Family Foundation was created. The first initiative of the foundation was to collaborate with influential local organizations. The Joyce & Tony Singh Family Foundation, the Sierra Club, the Figge Art Museum, QC Times, Nahant Marsh, WQPT, WVIK, Uncommon Ground, and Jaguars came together to create Tallgrass QC, a collaborative entity that raises awareness of prairie ecology in the Quad Cities region.
During the summer of 2016, Tallgrass QC hosted a series of events, including the Picturing the Prairie exhibit at the Figge Art Museum, Nahant March Education Center’s Pollinator Conference and butterfly release, as well as the airing of stories featuring prairie restoration efforts in our region through WVIK, the Quad Cities’ National Public Radio station.
The collaborative entity of Tallgrass QC aims to sponsor event series such as these every year.