Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Approves Over $5 Million in Grants

Published: April 27, 2016 | By: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation | Category:

The Board of Directors of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $5.2 million in grants to 208 nonprofit organizations. The awards include competitive grants from the Community Foundation’s Funds for the Community, as well as distributions from donor-advised, designated, scholarship and agency funds.

The Community Foundation brings together private philanthropy with impactful 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 nearly $8.5 million in requests for competitive grants from the Funds for the Community. The Community Foundation, coupled with co-funding from donors, funded $4.3 million (or 51%) of the requested amount.

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 here.

 

The Funds for the Community grant recipients include:

Program Fund

Academy for Scholastic & Personal Success

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa

Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids

Brucemore

Cedar Rapids Community School District

Cedar Valley Humane Society

Cornell College

Discovery Living

First Lutheran Church

Heart Connection aka Children’s Cancer Connection

Horizons – A Family Service Alliance

Iowa Startup Accelerator

Jane Boyd Community House

The Hook

Theatre Cedar Rapids

Wheelchair Ramp Accessibility Program Coalition

Young Parents Network

 

Organizational Development Fund:

Area Substance Abuse Council

Catherine McAuley Center

Kids First Law Center

Orchestra Iowa

Systems Unlimited

The Arc of East Central Iowa

 

President’s Fund:

Youthport

 

 

The Competitive Donor-Advised Funds grant recipients include:

Gazette Foundation Donor-Advised Fund:

University of Iowa Foundation

 

GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation Donor-Advised Fund:

Alzheimer’s Association – East Central Iowa Chapter

Area Substance Abuse Council

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa

Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Community School District

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity

Hiawatha Public Library

International Academy for Russian Music, Arts & Culture

Iowa College Foundation

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa

Kirkwood Community College Foundation

Mercy Medical Center

 

The next grant deadline at the Community Foundation is on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

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