2013 Grant Awards

Program Fund:

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration Grant Award Includes Funding from the Following Field of Interest Funds
African American Museum of Iowa Ensuring Access to African American History $25,000
Area Substance Abuse Council ASACs Youth Residential Client Safety Project $9,392
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc. CARE Education Initiative
over 2 years
Catherine McAuley Center Inc. Expanding Transitional Housing Program Staff Contact and Programming to Meet Client Needs $25,000 Vern W. Reeder Memorial Fund
Cedar Rapids City Market Inc. Meet Me at the Market, Year II $5,000
Cedar Rapids Community School District School-based Mental Health Services-Consultations and Education $30,000 Van Nostrand Fund for Health Related Activities; White Cross Society Fund; Nina and Victor Merveaux Fund for Health and Health-Related Programs
Cedar Rapids Community School District Foundation SAFE Program 2013-2014
over 2 years
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Program Grant $25,000
Cedar Rapids Science Center Inc. Room to Create: The Maker Space at the Cedar Rapids Science Center $25,000
Theatre Cedar Rapids Children of Promise $20,000
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy Arts for Life Center Programming FY2014 $30,000
Ecumenical Community Center Foundation CompuPlace $10,000
First Lutheran Church Saturday Evening Meal Program (SEMP) $8,250 Claire & Vernon Hudek Fund; Homer E. and Irma B. Busby Fund for Human Services; Ralph E. and Barbara J. Hughes Endowed Fund for Church-Related Human Service Activities; Tokheim Family Field of Interest Fund for the Homeless and Hungry of Cedar Rapids
Four Oaks Family & Childrens’ Services TotalChild
over 2 years
Genealogical Society of Linn County Replacement of the Genealogy Library Microfilm Reader/Printer $4,000 Nina E. and Victor D. Merveaux Endowed Fund for Historic Preservation
Girls on the Run of Johnson County Iowa Linn County Program Development – Spring/Fall 2014 $15,000
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program Inc. FY2013 Food Reservoir Pantry Assistance Project
over 3 years
Robert E. and Corinne L. Yaw Fund
Indian Creek Nature Center Bringing Nature Home–for Young Children and Their Families $15,000 The GP Fund for the Environment
Iowa Art Works Inc. Making a Difference for At-Risk Kids: Cognitive, Emotional, Social and Skill Development Through Summer Activities at The Ceramics Center
over 2 years
Iowa Special Olympics Inc./ Cedar Rapids Special Olympics Iowa East Central Area Fall Competitions $2,830
Kids First Law Center Child Advocates Create Stability for Children of High-Conflict Divorce
over 3 years
Kirkwood Community College Foundation We Read, We Use, We Make! Enhancing Lifelong Literacy in Linn County $25,000
Legion Arts Inc. The Firehouse Residencies $20,000 Iva C. Robb Fund for Artistic Initiative, a Liars Theater Legacy Fund
Linn County Conservation Board Native American Culture Day $2,735
Matthew 25 Ministry Hub Cultivate Hope $25,000 Ken and Ortha Harstad Fund
Nature Conservancy Cedar River Restoration and Flood Reduction $10,000
Neighborhood Transportation Service Inc. Mobility Manager 2nd Year Funding $18,686
Neighborhood Transportation Service Inc. Matching funding for NTS bus $14,450
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Feeding the Hungry and Clothing the Families Living in Poverty
over 2 years
Red Cedar Chamber Music Music Alive in Linn County
over 2 years
Riders Club of Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids Ride Share Program $20,000.00
The Homestead Opening a Children’s Autism Project in Cedar Rapids 2013 $25,000
Trees Forever Inc. Trees Forever TreeKeepers: Because Every Tree Needs a Leader
over 2 years
The GP Fund for the Environment
Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Inc. Prevention Case Management
over 3 years
Young Parents Network Inc. Building Bright Futures $25,000 Nina and Victor Merveaux Designated Fund


Organizational Development Fund:

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration  Grant Award Includes Funding from the Following Field of Interest Funds
Arc of East Central Iowa Documentation & Billing Automation Project $15,000.00
Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids It Just Takes One Fund Development Planning $10,000
Catherine McAuley Center Inc. Improving Technology for Collaboration, Efficiency and Security $10,500
Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival Freedom Festival Website Enhancement $10,000
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Project Manager for Greene Square Collaboration $15,000
Orchestra Iowa Online Ticketing Capacity Building $15,000
Czech Village/New Bohemia Urban Main Street District Strategic Planning & Skill Building $2,500
Genealogical Society of Linn County Update the Genealogy Library Computer Used for Indexing of Materials $2,500
Iowa Legal Aid Volunteer Recruitment & Coordination Project $7,500
Marion Cares, Inc. New Brand Our Children Our Families Our Community $5,000
Miracles in Motion Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. Strategic Technology Acquisition Project $2,800
Neighborhood Transportation Service Inc. OpenSource Routing/Scheduling Software $15,000
Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families Acquiring the path to knowledge, efficiency, and security in Raisers Edge $11,000


Funds for Educational Excellence:

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration  Grant Award Includes Funding from the Following Field of Interest Funds
Harding Middle School Africa: The Land, History and People $1,400
Harding Middle School GLBTQ Resource Development and Biblio-therapy for GLBTQ Youth $1,006
Hiawatha Elementary School Rainbow Summer Camp $1,520
Hoover Elementary School Hoover Culture Camp $1,013
Jackson Elementary School World Drumming $1,260 Peggy Fashimpaur Kahr Fund for Arts Education
Metro High School STEM Classroom Camera Technology $2,950
North Linn High School Scientists In Action:  Probing, Analyzing, and Problem-Solving $3,000
Prairie Point Middle School Sustainable Year-Round Student Garden $3,000


President Fund:

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration  Grant Award Includes Funding from the Following Field of Interest Funds
Ascent: Iowa Women-Owned Business Initiative Inc. Start-Up Expenses $2,000
Cedar Rapids Science Center Inc. Emergency Expenses: Unexpected Relocation Moving Costs $5,000
Dogs Forever of Iowa Emergency Expenditures: Unforeseen Move Expenses $1,850
Ellis Harbor Neighborhood Association Start-Up Expenses: Filing Fee $400
H D Youth Center Emergency Expenses: Sewer Repair $3,900
Hiawatha Public Library Emerging Opportunity: Materials for New Art/Craft Program $612
iTforTeens Start-Up Expenses  $2,000
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library CR2CR: Cedar Rapids to Czech Republic Flood Relief $2,500
Naturalist Adventures Re-Start-Up Expenses $2,000
Northwest Neighbors Neighborhood Association Emergency Expenditure: Backpacks for School! $3,600
Priestley Family Foundation for BKWHD Emergency Expenses: Computers $1,490
Regional Economic Development Institute (RED-I) Emerging Opportunity: Urban Farms $4,200
Riders Club of America Emerging Opportunity: Civic Accelerator Travel Costs $2,500
Systems Unlimited Emerging Opportunity: Family Systems: Spanish Based Family Mental Health Services $4,000


Endowment Challenge Fund:

Organization/Applicant Purpose  Amount/ Duration Grant Award Includes Funding from the Following Field of Interest Funds
Arc of East Central Iowa Building for the Next 60 Years $25,000
Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center Growing Bridgehaven’s Endowment for the Future $25,000
Brucemore, Inc. Brucemore’s Fourth Family:  Sustainable Growth in the 21st Century $25,000
Theatre Cedar Rapids One Day More Endowment Campaign $25,000