Competitive Grant Recipients in 2021

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation administers competitive grant programs from its unrestricted funds and for eight local corporations and families. Those nonprofit recipients are listed below.

Arts, Culture & Humanities

African American Museum of Iowa
Brucemore Inc.
Cedar Rapids Community Orchestra
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy
Harmony School of Music
International Academy for Russian Music, Arts & Culture
Mirrorbox Theatre
Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Theatre
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Old Opera House Community Arts Council
Orchestra Iowa
Red Cedar Chamber Music
Save Cedar Rapids Heritage
SPT Theatre Company
The History Center
Theatre Cedar Rapids
Troy Mills Historical Society


Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success
Cedar Amateur Astronomers Inc.
Cedar Rapids Community School District Foundation
Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation
Hoover Presidential Foundation
Iowa College Access Network
Iowa College Foundation
Kirkwood Community College Foundation
Linn-Mar School Foundation
Marion Independent School Foundation & Alumni Association
Marion Public Library
Marion Public Library Foundation
North Iowa Area Community College Foundation
The Friends of the Marion Public Library
The Teacher Store
United We March Forward
Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families


Cedar Valley Humane Society
Critter Crusaders of Cedar Rapids Inc.
Indian Creek Nature Center
Iowa Humane Alliance
Monarch Research Project
Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center


Abbe Center for Community Mental Health
Alzheimer’s Association - Iowa Chapter
American Heart Association
Area Substance Abuse Council
Community Health Free Clinic
Deafinitely Dogs Inc.
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy
Foundation 2
His Hands Free Clinic
House of Hope
Linn County Public Health Department
Mercy Medical Center
Mercy Medical Center Foundation
Planned Parenthood of the North Central
St. Luke’s Health Care Foundation
Tanager Place

Human Services

Affordable Housing Network Inc.
African American Family Resiliency Association
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa
Boys and Girls Club of the Corridor
Catherine McAuley Center Inc.
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity
Central City Development Corporation
Central Furniture Rescue
Chelsey’s Dream Foundation
Clothe-A-Child Inc.
Discovery Living Inc.
Empowering Youths of Iowa
Families Helping Families of Iowa
Family Promise of Linn County
Feed Iowa First
Field of Hope Inc.
First United Methodist Church, Marion
Foundation 2
Four Oaks Family & Children’s Services
Fresh Start Ministries
Friends of Iowa CASA and Icfcrb
Friends of the Family
Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program
Heritage Area Agency on Aging
Horizons - A Family Service Alliance
Indian Creek Nature Center
Iowa JAG Inc.
Jane Boyd Community House
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa
Junior League of Cedar Rapids
Kids First Law Center
LBA Foundation
Linn County Community Services
Matthew 25
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Olivet Neighborhood Mission
Prospect Meadows
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Tanager Place
The Arc of East Central Iowa
The Freedom Foundation
Trees Forever
Variety - the Children’s Charity of Iowa
Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families
Willis Dady Homeless Services
Zach Johnson Foundation

Public/Society Benefit

City of Cedar Rapids
City of Central City
Coggon Area Betterment Association
Housing Fund for Linn County
Matthew 25
NewBo City Market
Quad Cities Community Foundation
The American Legion - Central City Legion Post 421
The DISTRICT: Czech Village
United Way of East Central Iowa
Wellington Heights Community Church