2018 Grant Awards

Program Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Ballet Quad Cities Dance Me a Story at the Cedar Rapids Library (funded for 3 years) $424 Abbott, Joan and Ann Lipsky Endowed Fund for Child-Centered Programs
Dance Me a Story at the Cedar Rapids Library (funded for 3 years) Dance Me a Story at the Cedar Rapids Library (funded for 3 years) $5,576 Program Grant Fund
Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids Greater [Boys & Girls Clubs of] Cedar Rapids! (funded for 3 years) $48,505
Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids Greater [Boys & Girls Clubs of] Cedar Rapids! (funded for 3 years) $11,495 Robert E. and Corinne L. Yaw Fund
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Dubuque – Cedar Rapids office Immigration Legal Services -(funded for 3 years) $60,000
First Lutheran Church Saturday Evening Meal Program (SEMP) 2018 $15,468
First Lutheran Church Saturday Evening Meal Program (SEMP) 2018 $532 Ralph E. and Barbara J. Hughes Endowed Fund for Church-Related Human Service Activities
GLRC of Cedar Rapids dba Cedar Rapids Pride CRPridefest 2018 $2,550
GO Cedar Rapids Newbo Evolve $10,000
Linn County Conservation Board Native American Art and Cultural History $3,550
Marion Chamber Foundation Marion Arts Festival 2018 $3,000
Mission of Hope Steam and Cold Serving Buffet $1,416 Claire and Vernon Hudek Fund
Mission of Hope Steam and Cold Serving Buffet $918  Homer E. and Irma B. Busby Fund for Human Services
Mission of Hope Steam and Cold Serving Buffet $2,312
Mission of Hope Steam and Cold Serving Buffet $2,808  Tokheim Family Field of Interest Fund for the Homeless and Hungry of Cedar Rapids
Mission of Hope Steam and Cold Serving Buffet $1,246  Vern W. Reeder Memorial Fund
Orchestra Iowa Improving Accessibility and Developing Audiences $25,000  

 

Young Parents Network dba YPN YPN’s Building Bright Futures Prenatal Program (funded for 2 years) $55,168
Academy for Scholastic & Personal Success The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success (funded for 3 years) $36,000
Area Substance Abuse Council Expanding Heart of Iowa Childcare Services (funded for 3 years) $60,000
Coe College Ion Chromatograph to Support Collaboration $23,000
Community Health Free Clinic CHFC FY19 – Prescription Services $11,026 Van Nostrand Fund for Health Related Activities
Community Health Free Clinic CHFC FY19 – Prescription Services $9,333 Nina and Victor Merveaux Fund for Health and Health-Related Programs
Community Health Free Clinic CHFC FY19 – Prescription Services $4,641
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy After School Enrichment and Programming Support $29,064
Eastern Iowa Health Center Patient Unmet Needs $10,163 White Cross Society Fund
Eastern Iowa Health Center Patient Unmet Needs $4,837
Indian Creek Nature Center Creating Champions of Nature in Children (funded for 2 years) $2,138 GP Fund for the Environment
Indian Creek Nature Center Creating Champions of Nature in Children (funded for 2 years) $1,000 Michael R. and Marla K. Valliere Donor-Advised Fund
Indian Creek Nature Center Creating Champions of Nature in Children (funded for 2 years) $36,862
Nature Conservancy Expand Capacity to Reduce Linn County Flood Risk (funded for 3 years) $60,000
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Olivet Neighborhood Mission Food Pantry $5,821 Nina and Victor Merveaux Fund for Low-Income Families
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Olivet Neighborhood Mission Food Pantry $9,179
Red Cedar Chamber Music Music Alive: Chamber Music for Linn County (funded for 2 years) $3,056 Iva C. Robb Fund for Artistic Initiative, a Liars Theater Legacy Fund
Red Cedar Chamber Music Music Alive: Chamber Music for Linn County (funded for 2 years) $1,000 Michael R. and Marla K. Valliere Donor-Advised Fund
Red Cedar Chamber Music Music Alive: Chamber Music for Linn County (funded for 2 years) $27,944
The Arc of East Central Iowa The Arc’s Supported Employment Program Expansion (funded for 2 years) $1,000 Michael R. and Marla K. Valliere Donor-Advised Fund
The Arc of East Central Iowa The Arc’s Supported Employment Program Expansion (funded for 2 years) $39,000
Catherine McAuley Center Inc. Improving Quality of Adult English Instruction $30,000
Cedar Rapids Electrical Apprenticeship Training & Educational Trust Training equipment for apprenticeship program $13,123
Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) $20,000
Eastern Iowa Health Center Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank $10,000
Foundation 2 Inc. Emergency Youth Shelter Sensory Space $15,000
Friends of the Family Safe Shelter & Housing Stability $15,000
Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Inc. Outreach Initiative $5,000
His Hands Free Clinic Medications For Wellness 2019 $2,000 Anonymous Donor
His Hands Free Clinic Medications For Wellness 2019 $10,000
Iowa Ceramics Center Educational & Cultural Outreach for At-Risk Youth (funded for 2 years) $17,773
Iowa College Access Network Linn County FAFSA Challenge – Phase Two (funded for 2 years) $40,000
Iowa Legal Aid Health & Law Project (funded for 3 years) $60,000
Iowa Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Cribs for Kids Program $2,500
Jane Boyd Community House PATHS $8,173 Ken and Ortha Harstad Fund
Jane Boyd Community House PATHS $11,827
Kirkwood Community College Foundation Opportunity Center at Ladd Library (funded for 2 years) $40,000
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Revolution Starts in the Streets $12,500
Neighborhood Meal & Enrichment Program NMEP Program Fund Grant Application $10,000 Ken and Ortha Harstad Fund
Tanager Place Tanager Place LGBTQ Youth Center $5,000
Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families Waypoint Madge Phillips Center Shelter $25,000

Organizational Development Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc Fund Development Capacity Building $15,000
Deaf Iowans Against Abuse Inc. Website Re-Development $6,500
Gems of Hope Strategic Planning and Brand Identity Refinement $6,800
Linn County Historical Society dba The History Center Building Rental Program Development $12,000
Abbe Center for Community Mental Health Healthcare – Person Centered Treatment $15,000
Alburnett Community Historical Society Computer for community and volunteer research $1,200
ConnectCR ConnectCR $15,000
Discovery Living Inc. Electronic Medication Administration: Quality Care $15,000
Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa Strategic Planning and Team Building $2,500
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program Food Reservoir Network Capacity-Building Project $15,000
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance Moving Horizons Forward $15,000
Matthew 25 Matthew 25 Organizational Assessment $12,000
Tanager Place Training Center Enhancement Project $15,000
Abbe Center for Community Mental Health Peer Run Recovery and Wellness Center $8,000
Affordable Housing Network Inc. Building Hope Through Our Communities $15,000
African American Museum of Iowa Sound Infrastructure: Plan for Sustaining the AAMI $12,000
Alzheimer’s Association – Iowa Chapter The Community Educator Project $4,646
Four Oaks Family & Children’s Services Economic Opportunity Created by Holistic Change $15,000
Genealogical Society of Linn County Obtain Computer to be used for Document Viewing $2,152
Theatre Cedar Rapids Strategic Long-Term Sustainability Initiative $15,000
Trees Forever Trees Forever Training Center Technology $14,210
Trees Forever Trees Forever Training Center Technology $790 Fund for Management Resourcing

Linn County Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Area Substance Abuse Council Preventing Substance Use Disorders in Rural Linn $10,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc Mentoring Linn County Youth $10,000
City of Central City Senior Dining Home Delivered Meals FY19 $10,000
City of Walker Merry-Go-Round with Handicap Accessibility $10,000
Friends of the Family Safe Shelter & Housing Stability $4,000
GCW Mutual Aid Society Fire Hose replacement/Thermal Imaging Camera $10,000
Iowa College Access Network Comprehensive K-12 Career and College Readiness $10,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Economically Empowering Rural Linn County Students $10,000
Kids First Law Center Advocates for Children in High-Conflict Divorce $10,000
Old Creamery Theatre Company 2019 TYA School Tour of “Character Round-Up!” $2,540
Old Opera House Community Arts Council Opera House Insulation and Infrastructure Project $3,653 Nina E. and Victor D. Merveaux Endowed Fund for Historic Preservation
Old Opera House Community Arts Council Opera House Insulation and Infrastructure Project $1,987
Red Cedar Chamber Music Music in Rural Linn County Libraries 2019 $4,000
Tanager Place Camp Tanager – Camperships for rural Linn County $10,000
Troy Mills Historical Society Electrical and Security Upgrade Holman School $3,113
YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metro Area YMCA Camp Wapsie 100 Year Centennial Improvements $10,000

President’s Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
The Wellness Center Start-Up Expenses: First Year Costs for Software, Website, Bulk Mail Fees $2,500
GSI Works + Train your Rain! Social Enterprise Start-Up Expenses $2,350
Intercultural Center of Iowa Payroll Shortfall due to MCO Payment Delays $2,500
United Way of East Central Iowa for LAP-AID Emerging Opportunity: Community Disaster Poverty Simulation $500

Endowment Challenge Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Clothe-A-Child Inc. Clothe-A-Child Endowment 062018 – 133829 $25,000

Competitive Donor-Advised Funds:

Altorfer Inc. Non-Endowed Donor-Advised Fund:

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc MatchMakers $3,000
Eastern Iowa Health Center Reach Out and Read – Early Childhood Literacy Prog $1,000
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity 2018 Beloved Community $2,000
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program HACAP Operation BackPack for Linn County Children $2,000
Indian Creek Nature Center Diverse Programming for All Ages $5,000
Iowa College Foundation ICF Annual Funding Request to Altorfer, June 2018 $2,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Economically Empowering Linn County Students $2,000
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce $1,000
Nature Conservancy Reducing Flood Risk and Improving Water Quality $2,000
Orchestra Iowa 2018-19 Music in the Schools Education Program $1,000
Tanager Place Carts for Compassion Project $2,000
YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area YMCA Camp Wapsie 100 Year Centennial Improvements $2,000

 

Bloomhall Family Fund:

Organization/Applicant Purpose
Area Substance Abuse Council Expanding Heart of Iowa Childcare Services
Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids Education, Career Development & Technology
Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center 2018 Safe Ride/Safe Sleep
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity 2018 Women Build
Chelsey’s Dream Foundation Chelsey’s Dream Foundation – Adoption Grants
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy Financial Aid Fund – EIAA’s Music & Arts Studios
Eastern Iowa Health Center Patient Unmet Needs
Gems of Hope Gifts of Education Scholarship
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program HACAP Operation BackPack for Linn County Children
Orchestra Iowa 2018-19 Music in the Schools Education Program
Riverview Center Inc. Technology for Mobile Sexual Assault Services
Safe Place Foundation Meeting Safe Place Residents’ Transportation Needs
Tanager Place Aggression Replacement Training
The Freedom Foundation Veterans Emergency Assistance Fund
Theatre Cedar Rapids Theatre Accessibility Support
YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area YMCA Camp Wapsie 100 Year Centennial Improvements

Diamond V Corporate Fund:

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
African American Museum of Iowa “Driven By Hope” Temporary Exhibit & Programs $5,000
Area Substance Abuse Council Expanding Heart of Iowa Childcare Services $10,000
Best Buddies International Inc. – Best Buddies Iowa Best Buddies Iowa Leadership and Friendship Ball $1,250
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc MatchMakers $10,000
Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids Education, Career Development & Technology $5,000
Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center 2018 Bridgehaven Medical Expenses $5,000
Brucemore Inc. Brucemore site-wide infrastructure design $50,000
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Spring 2019 Programming Support $7,500
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity 2018 Beloved Community $5,000
Chelsey’s Dream Foundation Chelsey’s Dream Foundation – Adoption Grants $10,000
Community Health Free Clinic FY19 Direct Patient Care Budget $10,000
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy Financial Aid Fund – EIAA’s Music & Arts Studios $4,000
Eastern Iowa Health Center Patient Unmet Needs $10,000
Friends of Czech Village Corp Capital Campaign for Czech Village Roundhouse $10,000
Gems of Hope Gifts of Education Scholarship $1,500
Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Inc. Outreach Initiative in Linn County $2,500
Goodwill Industries of the Heartland–Iowa City Launch of Vegetable Oil Packaging Venture $50,000
Harmony Hawks Chorus Cedar Rapids Youth in Harmony Festival $1,000
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program HACAP Operation BackPack for Linn County Children $25,000
Indian Creek Nature Center Restorative, Organic Farming at Sugar Grove Farm $25,000
Iowa Ceramics Center Creation of a Community Hot Glass Studio at ICCGS $5,000
Iowa College Foundation ICF Annual Funding Request to Diamond V, June 2018 $3,000
Iowa JAG Inc. The iJAG Advantage $5,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Economically Empowering Linn County Students $10,000
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce $6,000
Linn County Trails Association LCTA 2017-2018 Trail Design Fundraising Campaign $10,000
Matthew 25 Cultivate Hope $25,000
National Council on Youth Leadership Diamond V Grant $4,000
Old Creamery Theatre Company Old Creamery Theatre’s Next Stage $100,000
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Food Pantry & Clothing Closet $4,000
Orchestra Iowa 2018-19 Fifth Grade Fiddles Education Program $5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc. Preventive Health Services $10,000
Riders Club of America Senior Ride Share Program $5,000
Riverview Center Inc. Technology for Mobile Sexual Assault Services $2,500
Safe Place Foundation Meeting Safe Place Residents’ Transportation Needs $5,000
The Arc of East Central Iowa The Arc’s Supported Employment Program Expansion $5,000
Theatre Cedar Rapids Diamond V Family Series Sponsorship $25,000
Trees Forever Trees Forever TreeKeepers $7,000
YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area YMCA Camp Wapsie 100 Year Centennial Improvements $3,000
Zach Johnson Foundation Meals Support for Kids on Course $35,000

GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation:

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity 2018 Hope Builders Home $10,000
African American Heritage Foundation dba African American Museum of Iowa Driven By Hope $2,000
Alzheimer’s Association – East Central Iowa Chapter Greater Impact Together – Walk to End Alzheimer’s $5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc Match Makers $7,000
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Fall 2018 Exhibition and Educational Programming $7,500
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre Young Artist Program Production Sponsorship $12,500
Clothe-A-Child Inc. Clothe-A-Child 2018 application $2,000
Coe College Annual Fund Support $15,000
Cornell College General Support $10,000
Czech Village/New Bohemia Urban Main Street District Czech Village-New Bohemia Main Street Support $3,000
Deafinitely Dogs Inc. Campus Pup Program $2,000
East Central Iowa Council of Governments Business Assistance Revolving Loan Fund $20,000
Henry Davison Youth Center Inc. Healthy Daily Meals for HD Youth Center $7,500
Indian Creek Nature Center Concerts at the Creek Sponsorship for 2018 $10,000
International Academy for Russian Music, Arts & Culture IARGUS 2018 $5,000
Iowa College Foundation ICF Annual Request to GreatAmerica $15,000
JDRF International dba Eastern Iowa Chapter JDRF Community One Walk Sponsorship Request $2,500
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Inspiring Financial Capability & Career Readiness $12,026
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce $1,500
Kirkwood Community College Foundation GreatAmerica Financial Services Scholarship $20,000
March of Dimes Foundation Celebrate! March for Babies 2018 $2,500
Mercy Medical Center 2018 Especially for You Race Sponsorship $5,000
Mount Mercy University Capital Campaign $62,500
Mount Mercy University Scholarships $10,000
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library History and Heritage Programs Sponsor 2018 $5,000
Old Creamery Theatre Company Theatre for Young Audiences 2019 School Tour $7,500
Orchestra Iowa Orchestra Iowas 2017-18 Season $35,000
Orchestra Iowa Orchestra Iowas 2018 Golden Key Gala $2,000
Red Cedar Chamber Music Chamber Music in Linn County Public Schools $2,500
Tanager Place Robin’s Cabin $100,000
Theatre Cedar Rapids Show Sponsorships-Anne Frank & Hunchback $60,000
University of Iowa Center for Advancement Hancher at The University of Iowa: The Big Splash! $50,000
Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families Enhancing Early Learning with Educational Tablet $3,400
Zach Johnson Foundation Connecting Kids on Course to College and Career $10,000

Lil’ Drug Store Products Fund:

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
African American Museum of Iowa “Driven By Hope” Temporary Exhibit & Programs $1,000
Alzheimer’s Association – Iowa Chapter Greater Impact Together – Walk to End Alzheimer’s $2,500
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Spring 2019 Programming Support (JFK Exhibit) $5,000
Clothe-A-Child Inc. Clothe-A-Child 062018 Competitive $1,000
Community Health Free Clinic FY19 Direct Patient Care Budget $1,000
Friends of Czech Village Corp Capital Campaign for Czech Village Roundhouse $2,500
Gems of Hope Gifts of Education Scholarship $1,000
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program HACAP Operation BackPack for Linn County Children $1,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Economically Empowering Linn County Students $5,000
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce $2,000
Matthew 25 Cultivate Hope $1,000
Mercy Medical Center 2018 Especially for You Race Sponsorship $5,000
National Council on Youth Leadership Lil’ Drug Grant for NCYL $2,000
New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative dba NewBoCo Future City Iowa $1,000
Orchestra Iowa 2018-19 Music in the Schools Education Program $1,000
YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metro Area YMCA Camp Wapsie 100 Year Centennial Improvements $1,500

McGrath Automotive Group Corporate Donor-Advised Fund:

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library BrewNost Live Auction Sponsor $5,000
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity 2019 Hope Builders Home $5,000
YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metro Area YMCA Camp Wapsie 100 Year Centennial Improvements $4,000
YPN Building Bright Futures $6,000

World Class Industries Fund:

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Best Buddies International Inc. – Best Buddies Iowa Best Buddies Iowa Leadership and Friendship Ball $1,250
Catherine McAuley Center Inc. ESL & Citizenship Education for Hiawatha Refugees $4,800
Community Health Free Clinic FY19 Direct Patient Care Budget $3,000
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program HACAP Operation BackPack for Linn County Children $5,000
Iowa JAG Inc. The iJAG Advantage $5,000
ISU Extension & Outreach – Linn County Kaleidoscope Play & Learn $10,000
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce $3,000
Safe Place Foundation Meeting Safe Place Residents’ Transportation Needs $3,000
The Arc of East Central Iowa The Arc’s Supported Employment Program Expansion $5,000
Area Substance Abuse Council Heart of Iowa Childcare Services Expansion $2,500
Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) $5,000
Fresh Start Ministries RISE Program ReStart Program $5,000
Friends of the Family Safe Shelter & Housing Stability $5,000
Hiawatha Public Library Hiawatha Public Library Expansion and Remodel $50,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Creating Economic Stability through Work Readiness $2,391 Jim Spaight Memorial Fund
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Kitchen Pantry Assistant $5,000
Safe Place Foundation Work Clothing for Residents $5,000
Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families Waypoint Domestic Violence Safety Net Project $5,000
Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Inc. Homeless Prevention and Street Outreach $5,000
YPN Building Bright Futures $5,000