Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Approves Over $2.1 Million in Grants

Published: September 6, 2017 | By: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation | Category:

The Board of Directors of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $2.1 million in grants to 369 nonprofit organizations.  The awards include competitive grants from the Community Foundation’s Funds for the Community; 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 over $740,000 in requests for competitive grants from the Funds for the Community.  The Community Foundation funded $356,000 (or 48%) 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 at: https://www.gcrcf.org/grants/recent-grant-awards/2017-grant-awards/.

The Funds for the Community grant recipients include:

Program Fund

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre

Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation

Community Health Free Clinic

Families Helping Families of Iowa

Horizons – A Family Service Alliance

Iowa Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

Jane Boyd Community House

Olivet Neighborhood Mission

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc.

Red Cedar Chamber Music

The Arc of East Central Iowa

Theatre Cedar Rapids

 

Organizational Development Fund:

Cedar Valley Humane Society

Discovery Living Inc.

Eastern Iowa Health Center

Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa

Orchestra Iowa

Robins Firefighters Association

 

Endowment Challenge Fund:

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

The History Center

 

President’s Fund:

Coe College

Good Ole Boys

Save Cedar Rapids Heritage

 

The Competitive Donor-Advised Funds grant recipients include:

Altorfer, Inc. Donor-Advised Fund:

Area Substance Abuse Council

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc.

Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation

Community Health Free Clinic

Horizons – A Family Service Alliance

Indian Creek Nature Center

Iowa College Foundation

Kids First Law Center

Nature Conservancy

Tanager Place

Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Inc.

 

Bloomhall Family Donor-Advised Fund:

African American Museum of Iowa

Area Substance Abuse Council

Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids

Camp Courageous of Iowa

Catherine McAuley Center Inc.

Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity

Chelsey’s Dream Foundation

Community Health Free Clinic

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy

Friends of Czech Village Corp

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program

Indian Creek Nature Center

LBA Foundation

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Iowa Chapter

Muscular Dystrophy Association – Iowa

Orchestra Iowa

The Freedom Foundation

 

Diamond V Donor-Advised Fund:

African American Museum of Iowa

Area Substance Abuse Council

Best Buddies International Inc. – Best Buddies Iowa

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc.

Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids

Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center

Camp Courageous of Iowa

Catherine McAuley Center Inc.

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity

Community Health Free Clinic

Deafinitely Dogs Inc.

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy

Families Helping Families of Iowa

Friends of Czech Village Corp

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program

Horizons – A Family Service Alliance

Indian Creek Nature Center

Iowa College Foundation

Jane Boyd Community House

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa

Kids First Law Center

Kirkwood Community College Foundation

LBA Foundation

Matthew 25

Muscular Dystrophy Association – Iowa

National Council on Youth Leadership

NewBo City Market

Northwest Neighbors Neighborhood Association

Olivet Neighborhood Mission

Orchestra Iowa

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc.

Riders Club of America

Riverview Center Inc.

Safe Place Foundation

Salvation Army of Cedar Rapids

Tanager Place

The Arc of East Central Iowa

The Freedom Foundation

Theatre Cedar Rapids

Trees Forever

Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa – Eastern Iowa

Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Inc.

 

Lil’ Drug Store Products Donor-Advised Fund:

African American Museum of Iowa

Alzheimer’s Association – East Central Iowa Chapter

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc.

Community Health Free Clinic

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program

Horizons – A Family Service Alliance

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa

Kids First Law Center

Theatre Cedar Rapids

YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area

 

World Class Industries Donor-Advised Fund:

Best Buddies International Inc. – Best Buddies Iowa

Catherine McAuley Center Inc.

Community Health Free Clinic

Families Helping Families of Iowa

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Inc.

Horizons – A Family Service Alliance

ISU Extension & Outreach – Linn County

Kids First Law Center

 

The next grant deadline at the Community Foundation is on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. CST.  For more details about funding opportunities, visit www.gcrcf.org.

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