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

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

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

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

McGrath Automotive Group Corporate Donor-Advised Fund:

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library BrewNost Live Auction Sponsor $5,000

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