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

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

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

Competitive Donor-Advised Funds:

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 $75,00
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

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