2017 Grant Awards

Program Fund:

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration Grant Award Includes Funding from Donor-Advised and Field of Interest Funds
African American Museum of Iowa Color Me Iowan (funded for 2 years) $60,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc. Creating Positive Youth Development $10,545 Anonymous donor
Catherine McAuley Center Inc. Immigrant & Refugee Community Resource Navigation (funded for 3 years) $60,000
First Lutheran Church Saturday Evening Meal Program (SEMP) 2017 $5,000 Anonymous Donor
First Lutheran Church Saturday Evening Meal Program (SEMP) 2017 $551 Ralph E. and Barbara J. Hughes Endowed Fund for Church-Related Human
First Lutheran Church Saturday Evening Meal Program (SEMP) 2017 $1,290 Vern W. Reeder Memorial Fund
First Lutheran Church Saturday Evening Meal Program (SEMP) 2017 $3,694
First Lutheran Church Saturday Evening Meal Program (SEMP) 2017 $1,465 Claire and Vernon Hudek Fund
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program Linn County Operation BackPack (funded for 2 years) $439 Abbott, Joan and Ann Lipsky Endowed Fund for Child-Centered Programs
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program Linn County Operation BackPack (funded for 2 years) $10,153 Robert E. and Corinne L. Yaw Fund
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program Linn County Operation BackPack (funded for 2 years) $2,908 Tokheim Family Field of Interest Fund for the Homeless and Hungry of Cedar Rapids
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program Linn County Operation BackPack (funded for 2 years) $20,470
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program Linn County Operation BackPack (funded for 2 years) $6,030 Nina and Victor Merveaux Fund for Low-Income Families
Iowa Legal Aid Health and Law Pilot Project $15,000
Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development Garden Bridge Outreach $2,224 GP Fund for the Environment
Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development Garden Bridge Outreach $12,776
LBA Foundation Uncovering the Potential of Cedar Rapids’ Youth (funded for 2 years) $30,000
Linn County Public Health Dept Community-wide Care Coordination in Linn County $15,000
New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative Inc dba NewBoCo Summer Challenge Scholarship Fund $15,000
Northwest Neighbors Neighborhood Association Ellis Rockin Reunion $1,000 Anonymous donor
Young Parents Network Comunidad Latina Project $23,850
Zach Johnson Foundation Kids on Course Middle School Summer Scholar Camp $20,000
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre Children’s Opera Program Expansion/YAP FY17-18 $12,546 Program Grant Fund
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre Children’s Opera Program Expansion/YAP FY17-18 $2,454 Margaret I. Haupt Music Enrichment Fund
Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation Dolly Parton Imagination Library $15,000 Program Grant Fund
Community Health Free Clinic CHFC Prescription Services FY18 $11,381 Van Nostrand Fund for Health Related Activities
Community Health Free Clinic CHFC Prescription Services FY18 $3,970 Program Grant Fund
Community Health Free Clinic CHFC Prescription Services FY18 $9,649 Nina and Victor Merveaux Fund for Health and Health-Related Programs
Families Helping Families of Iowa Building Confidence in Children After Abuse (funded for 3 years) $30,000
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance Horizons Financial Health & Wellness $20,000
Iowa Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Safe Sleep Program $946 Homer E. and Irma B. Busby Fund for Human Services
Iowa Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Safe Sleep Program $854 Program Grant Fund
Jane Boyd Community House Cedar Valley Mentors (funded for 3 years) $15,322.30 Ken and Ortha Harstad Fund
Jane Boyd Community House Cedar Valley Mentors (funded for 3 years) $44,677.70 Program Grant Fund
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Olivet Mission Food Pantry $15,000 Program Grant Fund
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc. Healthy Connections – Cedar Rapids (funded for 3 years) $10,410 White Cross Society Fund
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc. Healthy Connections – Cedar Rapids (funded for 3 years) $49,590 Program Grant Fund
Red Cedar Chamber Music HarpStrings – Music for Linn County $3,153 Iva C. Robb Fund for Artistic Initiative, a Liars Theater Legacy Fund
Red Cedar Chamber Music HarpStrings – Music for Linn County $6,847 John A. and Elsie M. Nelson Fund
The Arc of East Central Iowa Utilization Management Specialist $20,000 Program Grant Fund
Theatre Cedar Rapids Providing Theatre Accessibility $2,948 Iva C. Robb Fund for Artistic Initiative, a Liars Theater Legacy Fund
Theatre Cedar Rapids Providing Theatre Accessibility $17,052 Program Grant Fund

Organizational Fund:

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Area Substance Abuse Council Enhancing ASAC’s Patient Centered Approach $15,000
Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation The Awareness Project $10,000
Legion Arts Inc. Creating a Succession Plan for Legion Arts $6,000
Tanager Place Achieving Strategic Agility $15,000
Cedar Valley Humane Society Shelter Renovation Feasibility Study $12,000
Discovery Living Inc. Manage Essential Service with Efficient Technology $15,000
Eastern Iowa Health Center Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank – Program Design $15,000
Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa Financial Review $1,800
Orchestra Iowa Strategic Planning Leading Up to Centennial Season $15,000
Robins Firefighters Association Robins Fire UTV to Improve Emergency Response $5,776.44

Endowment Challenge Fund:

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Endowment Challenge $25,000
The History Center Legacy & Landmark: Creating an Endowment $25,000

President’s Fund:

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
5 Seasons Development Start-Up Expenses: Filing Fee and Current Legal Expenses $1,010
American National Red Cross – Serving Greater Iowa Emerging Opportunity: Disaster Institute $2,500
Community Hands dba Intercultural Center of Iowa Re-Start-Up Expenses: Strategic Planning, Website Changes, Marketing Materials $2,500
Harmony School of Music, Inc. Start Up Expenses $1,920
National Resilience Institute Emerging Opportunity: Paramount Theatre Screening of “Resilience” film April 26 $2,000
Coe College Emerging Opportunity: Analysis of the Local Economic Sector $2,500
Good Ole Boys Extraordinary Hardship: Restoration of Prairieburg’s Baker Community Park $5,000
Save Cedar Rapids Heritage Emergency Expenses: Repair Damaged Website $2,500

Competitive Donor-Advised Funds:

Altorfer International:

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Area Substance Abuse Council Enhancing Trauma Informed Care Services for Youth $2,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc. Lunch Buddies Mentoring $5,000
Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation Dolly Parton Imagination Library $3,000
Community Health Free Clinic CHFC Direct Patient Care FY18 $1,000
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance Feed the Corridor $2,500
Indian Creek Nature Center Environmental education field trip scholarships $2,000
Iowa College Foundation ICF General Funding Request to Altorfer June 2017 $2,000
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce $2,500
Nature Conservancy Reducing Flood Risk and Improving Water Quality $2,500
Tanager Place Home Away from Home Project $2,000
Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Inc. Facility Expansion and Renovation $2,000

Bloomhall Family:

Organization/Applicant Purpose
African American Museum of Iowa If Objects Could Talk
Area Substance Abuse Council Enhancing Trauma Informed Care Services for Youth
Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids Boys & Girls Clubs Sustaining Programming
Camp Courageous of Iowa Camp Courageous Waste Water Treatment Project
Catherine McAuley Center Inc. Mental Health Support for Homeless Women
Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity 2017 Women Build Home
Chelsey’s Dream Foundation Building families one dream at a time
Community Health Free Clinic CHFC Direct Patient Care FY18
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy 2017-2018 Healing Hearts Workshop Series
Friends of Czech Village Corp Capital Campaign for Czech Village Roundhouse
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program HACAP Food Reservoir Operation BackPack
Indian Creek Nature Center Protecting, storing and organizing outdoor items
LBA Foundation CRDreams: Enriching Youth Minds
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Iowa Chapter Join LLS in the Master Trial to Beat AML
Muscular Dystrophy Association – Iowa MDA of Iowa Summer Camp
Orchestra Iowa 2017-18 Music in the Schools Outreach Program
The Freedom Foundation Operation Freedom Foundation

CRST International:

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Summer 2017 Exhibition and Educational Programming $7,500
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre 2016-17 Season Sponsorship $20,000
Community Health Free Clinic Healthcare Services for the Underserved FY17 $7,500
Cornell College General Operating Support $25,000
Cornell College Berry Center $2,000
Indian Creek Nature Center CRST “Concerts at the Creek” 2017 Sponsorship $15,000
Iowa College Foundation ICF General Funding Request to CRST October 2016 $4,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Inspiring Economic Development & Entrepreneurship $10,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Advertisement Business Hall of Fame $10,000
Mercy Medical Center 2017 Especially for You Race Sponsorship $10,000
Metro United Way (Louisville, KY) 2016 Campaign $1,250
Mount Mercy University General Support $10,000
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Presenting Sponsor Family & Community Programs $30,000
Northern Sky Theater Inc. Constellation Campaign for Northern Sky Theater $30,000
Orchestra Iowa Orchestra Iowa’s 2016-17 Season $35,000
Red Cedar Chamber Music General Operating Support $5,000
Theatre Cedar Rapids Broadway Series Sponsorship $30,000
Trees Forever for Eye 380 Keeping I-380 Beautiful in 2017 $4,500
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa Variety Star Playground $25,000
United Way of East Central Iowa 2016 Campaign $54,000
United Way of Birmingham, AL 2016 Campaign $3,600
United Way of Allen County (Fort Wayne, IN) 2016 Campaign $5,100
United Way of Greater Cincinnati 2016 Campaign $2,300
United Way of the Quad Cities 2016 Campaign $500

Diamond V:

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
African American Museum of Iowa If Objects Could Talk $3,000
Area Substance Abuse Council Enhancing Trauma Informed Care Services for Youth $10,000
Best Buddies International Inc. – Best Buddies Iowa BBIA Grant Request June 2017 $1,250
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc. Lunch Buddies Mentoring $10,150
Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids Boys & Girls Clubs Sustaining Programming $5,000
Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center 2017 Medical Supplies & Training $5,000
Camp Courageous of Iowa Camp Courageous Waste Water Treatment Project $7,000
Catherine McAuley Center Inc. Immigrant & Refugee Community Resource Navigation $4,000
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art FY 2018 Education Program Support $7,500
Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation Dolly Parton Imagination Library $5,000
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity 2017 Sweet Home Cedar Rapids $5,000
Community Health Free Clinic CHFC Direct Patient Care FY18 $4,000
Deafinitely Dogs Inc. SUPER Volunteer Diversity Project $2,000
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy Special Needs Arts Programming – Autism $4,000
Families Helping Families of Iowa Building Confidence in Children After Removal $5,000
Friends of Czech Village Corp Capital Campaign for Czech Village Roundhouse $10,000
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program HACAP Food Reservoir Operation BackPack $15,000
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance Feed the Corridor -Meals on Wheels specifically $10,000
Indian Creek Nature Center Improving Access and Environmental Sustainability $10,000
Iowa College Foundation ICF General Funding Request to Diamond V June 2017 $2,500
Jane Boyd Community House Achievement Academy $4,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Overcoming Skills Gaps and the Achievement Divide $8,500
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce $6,000
Kirkwood Community College Foundation Diamond V Scholarship $25,000
LBA Foundation CRDreams: Enriching Youth Minds $2,000
Matthew 25 Matthew 25- Cultivate Hope $25,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association – Iowa MDA of Iowa Summer Camp $4,000
National Council on Youth Leadership National Council on Youth Leadership $5,000
NewBo City Market Health and Wellness Programs at NewBo City Market $5,000
Northwest Neighbors Neighborhood Association WESTSIDE RISING MEMORIAL $25,000
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Food Pantry & Clothing Closet $4,000
Orchestra Iowa 2017-18 Fifth Grade Fiddles Outreach Program $5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc. Preventive Health Services $5,000
Riders Club of America Senior Ride Share Program $5,000
Riverview Center Inc. Inclusive Sexual Assault Therapy Supplies $2,000
Safe Place Foundation Replacing the Access to Recovery Benefits $10,000
Salvation Army of Cedar Rapids Christmas Food Boxes $2,500
Tanager Place Home Away from Home Project $10,000
The Arc of East Central Iowa Utilization Management Specialist $4,000
The Freedom Foundation Operation Freedom Foundation $25,000
Theatre Cedar Rapids Diamond V Family Series $25,000
Trees Forever Cedar Rapids Fruit TreeKeepers $6,000
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa – Eastern Iowa Kids On The Go – Specialized Bikes $15,000
Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Inc. Facility Expansion and Renovation $20,000

GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation:

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
African American Museum of Iowa If Objects Could Talk $4,000
Alzheimer’s Association – East Central Iowa Chapter 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Every Minute Counts $5,000
American Heart Association Building A Healthier Community $2,000
Area Substance Abuse Council ASAC’s Heart of Iowa Health and Safety Project $5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc. Male Mentor Project $8,000
Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids Beyond the School Day $7,000
Brucemore Hall Era Stories: an oral history project $2,000
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity 2017 Hope Builders Home $10,000
Coe College Scholarships $15,000
Cornell College Scholarships $10,000
Gems of Hope Gifts of Education Scholarship Program $1,000
Henry Davison Youth Center Inc. Fresh Food Fresh Minds $5,000
Indian Creek Nature Center GreatAmerica “Concerts at the Creek” Sponsorship $10,000
International Academy for Russian Music, Arts & Culture IARGUS 2017 $5,000
Iowa College Foundation ICF General Funding Request February 2017 $10,000
Jane Boyd Community House PATHS to Financial Stability $2,000
JDRF International dba Eastern Iowa Chapter JDRF JDRF Cedar Rapids Grant Request February 2017 $1,500
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Forward Thinking: Preparing the Future Workforce $10,000
Mercy Medical Center Foundation Family Caregivers Center of Mercy $50,000
Monarch Research Project Monarch Research Project Support Grant $50,000
Mount Mercy University Capital Campaign $76,000
Mount Mercy University Scholarships $10,000
The Arc of East Central Iowa Crisis Readiness Resources and Training Materials $2,000
Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families Waypoint Hygiene Kits $500

Lil’ Drug Store Products:

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy General support $1,000
Kirkwood Community College Foundation In Honor of Beth Noteman $5,000
Mercy Medical Center 2017 Especially for You Race Sponsorship $5,000
National Council on Youth Leadership Greater Cedar Rapids Council on Youth Leadership $2,000
NewBo City Market Market Yard Amphitheater and Capital Improvements $5,000
Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Inc. Willis Dady Capital Project $10,000
United Way of East Central Iowa Annual Campaign $2,775
African American Museum of Iowa If Objects Could Talk $1,000
Alzheimer’s Association – East Central Iowa Chapter 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Every Minute Counts $5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc. Refreshing Bowl For Kids’ Sake $5,000
Community Health Free Clinic CHFC Direct Patient Care FY18 $1,000
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program HACAP Food Reservoir Operation BackPack $2,500
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance Feed the Corridor $2,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Overcoming Skills Gaps and the Achievement Divide $5,000
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce $1,000
Theatre Cedar Rapids Lil Drug Store Products Holiday Show Sponsorship $25,000
YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area YMCA Camp Wapsie Wastewater Improvements $2,500

World Class:

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Best Buddies International Inc. – Best Buddies Iowa BBIA Grant Request June 2017 $1,200
Catherine McAuley Center Inc. Adult English Education for Hiawatha Refugees $4,800
Community Health Free Clinic CHFC Direct Patient Care FY18 $3,000
Families Helping Families of Iowa Building Confidence in Children After Removal $5,000
Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Inc. Financial Assistance for Leadership Program $3,000
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance Feed the Corridor $5,000
ISU Extension & Outreach – Linn County Kaleidoscope Play and Learn $5,500
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce $3,000