Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Approves Nearly $1.5 Million in Grants

Published: September 5, 2019 | By: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation | Category:

The Board of Directors of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $1,490,057 in grants to 136 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. In 2018, the Community Foundation distributed nearly $12 million in grants and scholarships.

 

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 $766,568 in requests for competitive grants from the Funds for the Community. The Community Foundation funded $420,500 (or 55%) of the requested amount.

 

A complete list of the nonprofit organizations who received competitive grant awards from the Funds for the Community and Competitive Donor-Advised Funds is 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/2019-grant-awards/.

 

The Funds for the Community grant recipients include:

 

Program Fund

African American Museum of Iowa

Cedar Rapids Noon Lions, Inc

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre

Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation

Community Health Free Clinic

Family Promise of Linn County

Green Square Meals

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa

LBA Foundation

Mount Mercy University

NewBoCo

Salvation Army of Cedar Rapids

Trees Forever

Wheelchair Ramp Accessibility Program Coalition

Willis Dady Emergency Shelter

Youthport

 

Organizational Development Fund

Area Substance Abuse Council

Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids

Eastern Iowa Health Center

Harmony School of Music

Horizons, A Family Service Alliance

Indian Creek Nature Center

Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families

YPN

 

Endowment Challenge Fund

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa

 

President’s Fund

Ecumenical Community Center Foundation

Hercules’ Haven

Theatre Cedar Rapids

Wake Up for Your Rights

 

The Competitive Donor-Advised Fund grant recipients include:

 

Altorfer, Inc. Donor-Advised Fund

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

Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation

Community Health Free Clinic

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy

Indian Creek Nature Center

JDRF International dba Eastern Iowa Chapter JDRF

Kids First Law Center

Linn Area Education Associations Community Foundation dba The Teacher Store

Linn County Conservation Board

Nature Conservancy

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

Tanager Place

Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Inc.

Young Parents Network dba YPN

 

Bloomhall Family Donor-Advised Fund

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program

Indian Creek Nature Center

Linn Area Education Associations Community Foundation dba The Teacher Store

LBA Foundation

Matthew 25

Riverview Center

Tanager Place

The Freedom Foundation

Theatre Cedar Rapids

 

Diamond V Donor-Advised Fund

African American Museum of Iowa

Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids

Community Health Free Clinic

Families Helping Families of Iowa

First United Methodist Church, Marion

Foundation 2 Inc.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Inc.

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program

Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

Iowa JAG Inc.

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa

Kids First Law Center

Linn County Conservation Board

Matthew 25

Olivet Neighborhood Mission

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

The Arc of East Central Iowa

Trees Forever

YPN

 

Houston Fund for Animals

Dogs Forever of Iowa

Friends of the Animals

Iowa Humane Alliance

 

Lil’ Drug Store Products Corporate Donor-Advised Fund

Alzheimer’s Association – Iowa Chapter

Area Substance Abuse Council

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Community Health Free Clinic

Gems of Hope

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa

Kids First Law Center

LBA Foundation

Matthew 25

Mercy Medical Center

National Council on Youth Leadership

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

YPN

 

World Class Industries Donor-Advised Fund

Community Health Free Clinic

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program

Iowa College Foundation

ISU Extension & Outreach – Linn County

Kids First Law Center

NAMI Linn County

Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families

 

The next grant deadline at the Community Foundation is on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. CST.  For more details about funding opportunities, visit https://www.gcrcf.org/grants/.

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