Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Approves Over $1.8 Million in Grants

Published: September 21, 2022 | By: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation | Category:

The Board of Directors of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $1.84 million in grants to 105 nonprofit organizations. The awards include competitive Organization Support Grants and Program Support Grants, as well as distributions from donor-advised, designated, scholarship, and agency funds.

In addition to these, the Community Foundation also distributed the final derecho-related grants from the Disaster Recovery Fund, which will support the purchase, planting and care of trees.

The Community Foundation works with donors and provides grants and support to nonprofits in pursuit of a vibrant and inclusive Linn County. In 2021, the Community Foundation distributed $12.6 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 over $1.1 million in requests for competitive grants and was able to fund $497,449 (or about 45% 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

African American Museum of Iowa

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Dubuque – Cedar Rapids Office

Central Furniture Rescue

Deafinitely Dogs Inc.

Four Oaks Family & Children’s Services

Harmony School of Music

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program

Heritage Area Agency on Aging

Horizons – A Family Service Alliance

Indian Creek Nature Center

Iowa JAG Inc.

Lavender Legal Center

Linn County Community Services

Planned Parenthood of the North Central States

Red Cedar Chamber Music

Refugee and Immigrant Association

SPT Theatre Company

United We March Forward

 

Organization Support Grants

African American Museum of Iowa

Brucemore Inc.

Catherine McAuley Center Inc.

Feed Iowa First

Matthew 25

Mirrorbox Theatre

The History Center

 

Disaster Recovery Fund

City of Hiawatha

City of Mount Vernon

City of Marion

Monarch Research Project (for trees in rural Linn County)

Trees Forever (ReLeaf Cedar Rapids)

 

In addition to the grants approved by the Board of Directors, fundholders recommended grants from several competitive donor-advised funds. These grant recipients include:

 

Altorfer Inc.

American Cancer Society – Cedar Rapids

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

Boys and Girls Club of the Corridor

Brucemore Inc.

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity

Community Health Free Clinic

Deafinitely Dogs Inc.

Foundation 2 Crisis Services

Horizons – A Family Service Alliance

Kids First Law Center

LBA Foundation

Matthew 25

Northwest Neighbors Neighborhood Association

Orchestra Iowa

The Freedom Foundation

 

Bloomhall Family

Area Substance Abuse Council

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

Boys and Girls Club of the Corridor

Catherine McAuley Center Inc.

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity

Chelsey’s Dream Foundation

Community Health Free Clinic

Deafinitely Dogs Inc.

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy

Foundation 2 Crisis Services

Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

Horizons – A Family Service Alliance

Kids First Law Center

LBA Foundation

Lisbon-Mount Vernon Ambulance Service

Refugee and Immigrant Association

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

The Freedom Foundation

Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa

 

Diamond V

African American Museum of Iowa

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

Boys and Girls Club of the Corridor

Cedar Rapids Community School District Foundation

Cedar Valley Humane Society

Deafinitely Dogs Inc.

Feed Iowa First

First United Methodist Church, Marion

Foundation 2 Crisis Services

Harmony School of Music

Horizons – A Family Service Alliance

Indian Creek Nature Center

Iowa College Foundation

Iowa JAG Inc.

Junior League of Cedar Rapids

Matthew 25

Olivet Neighborhood Mission

St. Luke’s Health Care Foundation

The Freedom Foundation

Trees Forever

Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa

 

Lil’ Drug Store Products, Inc.

Brucemore Inc.

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy

Families Helping Families of Iowa

Foundation 2 Crisis Services

Gems of Hope

Harmony School of Music

Horizons – A Family Service Alliance

Iowa JAG Inc.

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa

Kids First Law Center

Matthew 25

Mercy Medical Center

National Council on Youth Leadership

Olivet Neighborhood Mission

Orchestra Iowa

Revival Theatre Company

The Arc of East Central Iowa

Wings2Water

 

World Class Industries

Boys and Girls Club of the Corridor

Catherine McAuley Center Inc.

Community Health Free Clinic

Eastern Iowa Health Center

Families Helping Families of Iowa

Iowa College Foundation

Eastern Iowa Chapter JDRF

Kids First Law Center

Fresh Start Ministries

Matthew 25

Refugee and Immigrant Association

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

The Arc of East Central Iowa

Tanager Place

Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families

Olivet Neighborhood Mission

 

The next grant deadline at the Community Foundation is on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. CST.  For more details about funding opportunities, visit gcrcf.org/grants/.

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