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

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

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

Competitive Donor-Advised Funds:

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