Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Distributes $1.3 Million in Grants

Published: September 9, 2014 | By: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation | Category:

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Board of Directors of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation recently authorized the distribution of $1.3 million in grant awards to 93 nonprofit organizations.  The awards include competitive grants from the Community Foundation’s Funds for the Community, as well as donor-advised distributions.

 

The Community Foundation brings together private philanthropy with innovative nonprofits to support a healthy and vibrant Linn County.

 

The Community Foundation’s Funds for the Community include gifts from donors who have entrusted the Community Foundation to make grants that address the ever-changing community needs and opportunities.  The funds support efforts related to innovation, maintaining success and building capacity through a competitive grantmaking process.

 

During this grant cycle, the Community Foundation received $886,000 in requests for competitive grants from the Funds for the Community and funded $459,536 (or 52%).

 

A complete list of the nonprofit organizations who received competitive grant awards from the Funds for the Community and the Competitive Donor-Advised Funds are included below.  More information about these awards, including the project, purpose and amount of funding, can be found at https://www.gcrcf.org/gcrcf/GrantSeekers/RecentGrantAwards/2014GrantAwards/tabid/850/Default.aspx.

 

The Funds for the Community grant recipients include:

 

Program Fund

6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services

African American Museum of Iowa

Area Substance Abuse Council

Community Health Free Clinic

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy

Horizons – A Family Service Alliance

Indian Creek Nature Center

KCCK-FM / Kirkwood Community College Foundation

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families

Young Parents Network (funded by the Gerald Knox Donor-Advised Fund)

 

Organizational Development Fund:

Aging Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre

Community Health Free Clinic

Horizons – A Family Service Alliance

Willis Dady Emergency Shelter

 

Endowment Challenge Fund:

Orchestra Iowa

Trees Forever

United Way of East Central Iowa

 

 

The Competitive Donor-Advised Funds grant recipients include:

 

Altorfer, Inc. Donor-Advised Fund:

Area Substance Abuse Council

Brucemore

Big Brother Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre

Cedar Rapids Public Library

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity

Coggon Area Betterment Association

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy

History Center

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa

Matthew 25 Ministry Hub

Nature Conservancy

Olivet Neighborhood Mission

Riders Club of America

Tanager Place

Theatre Cedar Rapids

 

Bloomhall Family Donor-Advised Fund:

Arc of East Central Iowa

Catherine McAuley Center

Cedar Rapids Community School District

Cedar Rapids Public Library

Orchestra Iowa

Community Health Free Clinic

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy

Habitat for Humanity International

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa

Miracles in Motion Therapeutic Equestrian Center

National Council on Youth Leadership

Variety – the Childrens Charity of Iowa

 

Diamond V Donor-Advised Fund:

African American Museum of Iowa

American National Red Cross – Grant Wood Area Chapter

Arc of East Central Iowa

Area Substance Abuse Council

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa

Brucemore

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Cedar Rapids Public Library

Orchestra Iowa

Community Health Free Clinic

Theatre Cedar Rapids

Drake University

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation for Blue Zones Project

Habitat for Humanity International

Iowa College Foundation

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa

Kids First Law Center

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa

Matthew 25 Ministry Hub

Mount Mercy University

Nature Conservancy

Olivet Neighborhood Mission

Riders Club of America

Tanager Place

Trees Forever Inc.

Variety – the Childrens Charity of Iowa

Workplace Learning Connection / Kirkwood Community College Foundation

 

Gazette Foundation Donor-Advised Fund:

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy

Indian Creek Nature Center

Matthew 25 Ministry Hub

Nature Conservancy

Tanager Place

 

McGrath Automotive Group Donor-Advised Fund:

Cedar Rapids Community School District

Community Health Free Clinic

History Center

Kids First Law Center

Miracles in Motion Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Orchestra Iowa

Theatre Cedar Rapids

Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families

 

World Class Industries Donor-Advised Fund:

Arc of East Central Iowa

Friends of the Hiawatha Public Library

Kids First Law Center

Orchestra Iowa

Variety – the Childrens Charity of Iowa

Kids First Law Center

Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families

 

 

The next grant deadline at the Community Foundation is on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.  For more details about funding opportunities, visit www.gcrcf.org.

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