Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Approves Over $4.3 Million in Grants

Published: September 16, 2021 | By: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation | Category:

The Board of Directors of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation recently approved over $4.3 million in grants to 120 nonprofit organizations. The awards include competitive Organization Support Grants, Program Support Grants, and Endowment Challenge Grants; grants from the Disaster Recovery Fund and the COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund; 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. So far in 2021, the Community Foundation has distributed over $9.6 million in grants.

The Community Foundation’s competitive grant programs are supported by gifts from donors who have entrusted the Community Foundation to make grants that address 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 $771,962 in requests for competitive grants and was able to fund $404,473 (or 52% of the requested amount).

A complete list of the nonprofit organizations who received grant awards is included below. More information about these awards, including the project, purpose and amount of funding, can be found here.

 

Program Support Grants
ASAC
Friends of Marion Carnegie Library
Harmony School of Music
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program
Heritage Area Agency on Aging
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa
LBA Foundation
Fresh Start Ministries
Marion Independent School Foundation & Alumni Association
NewBo City Market
Olivet Neighborhood Mission
Orchestra Iowa
Red Cedar Chamber Music
SPT Theatre Company
St. Luke’s Health Care Foundation
Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families

Organization Support Grants
Discovery Living
Family Promise of Linn County
Matthew 25
NewBo City Market
The History Center

Endowment Challenge Grants
Iowa Humane Alliance

Disaster Recovery Fund
Horizons, A Family Service Alliance

COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund
Horizons, A Family Service Alliance
Linn County Public Health Dept

The Competitive Donor-Advised Fund grant recipients include:
Altorfer, Inc.
Deafinitely Dogs Inc.
Foundation 2 Inc.
House of Hope
Iowa JAG Inc.
Kids First Law Center
Marion Public Library
Orchestra Iowa Orchestra Iowa’s
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
The Freedom Foundation
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa
Wellington Heights Community Church
YPN

Diamond V
African American Museum of Iowa
Catherine McAuley Center Inc.
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Deafinitely Dogs Inc.
Foundation 2 Inc.
Hoover Presidential Foundation
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance
Indian Creek Nature Center
Iowa College Foundation
Junior League of Cedar Rapids
Marion Public Library
Matthew 25
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
NewBoCo
Olivet Neighborhood Mission
St. Luke’s Health Care Foundation
Tanager Place
The Freedom Foundation
The Teacher Store
Trees Forever
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa

World Class Industries
The Teacher Store
Community Health Free Clinic
Foundation 2
Horizons, A Family Service Alliance
Iowa College Foundation
Iowa JAG
Junior League of Cedar Rapids
Kids First Law Center
Fresh Start Ministries
Matthew 25
NewBoCo
Olivet Neighborhood Mission
Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families
Wellington Heights Community Church
Willis Dady Emergency Shelter

 

The next grant deadline at the Community Foundation is on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. CST.  For more details about funding opportunities, visit www.gcrcf.org.

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