2019 Grant Awards

Funds for the Community

Program Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services The ANCHOR Center for Women $15,000
African American Museum of Iowa Untangling the Roots: The Culture of Black Hair $30,000
Cedar Rapids Noon Lions, Inc Kidsight Screening – Camera $9,625
Cedar Rapids Noon Lions, Inc Kidsight Screening – Camera $375 Jay and Bonnie Petersen Fund for Children and the Underprivileged
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre CR Opera Theatre: 2019-20 School Outreach Opera $16,000
Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) (funded for 3 years) $59,400
Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) (funded for 3 years) $600 Albert and Laura Strang Endowed Donor-Advised Fund
Coe College Aiding Dementia Patients: Coe and Alzheimer’s Ass. $7,665 Van Nostrand Fund for Health Related Activities
Cedar Rapids Community School District Kids on Course University $373 Abbott, Joan and Ann Lipsky Endowed Fund for Child-Centered Programs
Cedar Rapids Community School District Kids on Course University (funded for 3 years) $59,627
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Exhibition and Educational Program Support $20,000
Community Health Free Clinic CHFC FY20 – Prescription Services $2102
Community Health Free Clinic CHFC FY20 – Prescription Services $7,116 Nina and Victor Merveaux Fund for Health and Health Related Programs
Community Health Free Clinic CHFC FY20 – Prescription Services $782 Van Nostrand Fund for Health Related Activities
Deaf Iowans Against Abuse Standing Up & Standing Together: Deaf Youth Camp $15,000
Family Promise of Linn County Setting the Foundation for Future Success $9,904
Family Promise of Linn County Setting the Foundation for Future Success $4,000 Frank A. and Beverly J. Davey Fund
Family Promise of Linn County Setting the Foundation for Future Success $1,096 Vern W. Reeder Memorial Fund
Green Square Meals Green Square Meals 2019 $10,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Earn, Save, Spend, Donate: Financial Literacy $15,000
Iowa JAG iJAG: Preparing the Next Generation Workforce $20,000
Junior League of Cedar Rapids Bridging the G.A.P. – Apartment in a Suitcase $4,831
Junior League of Cedar Rapids Bridging the G.A.P. – Apartment in a Suitcase $10,169 Robert E. and Corinne L. Yaw Fund
LBA Foundation CR-Dreams Program Growth & Enhancements 2019-2021 $20,000
Marion Chamber Foundation 2019 Marion Arts Festival $4,000 Iva C. Robb Fund for Artistic Initiative, a Liars Theater Legacy Fund
Matthew 25 Healthy Time Check (funded for 3 years) $60,000
Mount Mercy University Mount Mercy University Jump Start $10,000
NewBoCo K-5 Computer Science Training for Linn County $20,000
NewBo City Market 2019 Free & Family-Friendly Programming and Events $7,500
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Food Pantry Expansion $1,237 Claire and Vernon Hudek Fund
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Food Pantry Expansion $808 Homer E. and Irma B. Busby Fund for Human Services
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Food Pantry Expansion $4,484 Nina and Victor Merveaux Fund for Low-Income Families
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Food Pantry Expansion $5,533
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Food Pantry Expansion $468 Ralph E. and Barbara J. Hughes Endowed Fund for Church-Related Human Service Activities
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Food Pantry Expansion $2,470 Tokheim Family Field of Interest Fund for the Homeless and Hungry of Cedar Rapids
Salvation Army of Cedar Rapids Financial Assistance $5,000
Trees Forever Cedar Rapids Growing Futures $13,347
Trees Forever Cedar Rapids Growing Futures $,653 GP Fund for the Environment
SPT Theatre Company SPT’s Tales from the Writers’ Room – Season 12 $3,772 Iva C. Robb Fund for Artistic Initiative, a Liars Theater Legacy Fund
SPT Theatre Company SPT’s Tales from the Writers’ Room – Season 12 $6,228
Wheelchair Ramp Accessibility Program Coalition WRAP Ramp Designer Specialist $15,000
Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Eviction & Homeless Prevention $15,000
Youthport Youthport 21st Century Community Learning Center $30,000
YPN African Moms Group $15,000

Organizational Development Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
AbbeHealth Developing Effective & Sustainable Leadership $15,000
Aging Services Creating an Adaptive Organizational Culture $15,000
Area Substance Abuse Council ASAC Technology Improvement Project $15,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa Building Capacity for BBBS Mentoring $13,500
Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids Volunteers Count, Modernizing a VMS $15,000
Eastern Iowa Health Center Strategic Planning $12,725
Eastern Iowa Health Center Strategic Planning – Fund for Management Resourcing $775
Feed Iowa First Increase Feed Iowa First’s Production and Impact $7,500
Foundation 2 Payroll System Grant $15,000
Harmony School of Music Strategic Planning and Vision Impact Initiative $6,000
Horizons, A Family Service Alliance Creating Community Champions $10,000
Indian Creek Nature Center Increase intercultural awareness of ICNC staff $15,000
Kids First Law Center Creating a Framework for Growth $3,300
The Arc of East Central Iowa Sustaining Growth Through Technology $15,000
Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families Waypoint Customer Relations Associate $15,000
Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Human Capacity Development $15,000
YPN IT Enhancements for Sustainability & Growth $10,000

Endowment Challenge Grant Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Big Brother Big Sister of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa Investing In Kids Campaign $25,000

President’s Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Ecumenical Community Center Foundation Emergency Expense: HVAC Replacement for Green Square Meals $2,500
Hercules’ Haven Emergency Expense: New Well $2,500
Theatre Cedar Rapids Emerging Opportunity: Inclusion for Community $1,750
Wake Up for Your Rights Grant Application for International Festival $2,500

Competitive Donor-Advised Funds:

GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
African American Museum of Iowa Untangling the Roots: The Culture of Black Hair $2,000
Alzheimer’s Association – Iowa Chapter 2019 Cedar Rapids Walk to End Alzheimer’s $5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa Defending the Potential in Youth $7,000
Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids Boys & Girls Club Ready for Success $7,000
Brucemore Brucemore 2019 Heritage Event Sponsorship $7,500
Catherine McAuley Center Improving Quality of Adult English Instruction $3,000
Cedar Rapids Community School Foundation Sustaining Growth Through Technology $3,645
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Exhibition Sponsorship $7,500
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre Young Artist Program 2019-20 Season Sponsorship $12,000
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity 2019 Hope Builders Home $10,000
Community Health Free Clinic FY19 Direct Patient Care $5,000
Deafinitely Dogs Campus Pup Program – Expanding $2,000
Eastern Iowa Chapter JDRF 2019 Community One Walk Sponsorship Request $2,500
Foundation 2 Emergency Youth Shelter Technology Support $1,000
His Hands Free Clinic Praise on the River Sponsorship $2,000
Indian Creek Nature Center Concerts at the Creek 2019 $5,000
International Academy for Russian Music, Arts & Culture IARGUS 2019 $5,000
Iowa College Foundation ICF Annual Funding Request February 2019 $17,000
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation 40 Years Protecting Iowa’s Natural Heritage $5,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Creating Economic Stability through K-!2 Education $13,136
Kirkwood Community College Foundation GreatAmerica Financial Services Scholarship $20,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa Uncork A Wish – Sponsorship for Make-A-Wish Iowa $5,000
March of Dimes Foundation Celebrate Cedar Rapids March for Babies 2019 $2,500
Mercy Medical Center 2019 Especially for You Race Sponsorship $5,000
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library NCSML Heritage & Food Programs $10,000
Nature Conservancy Reducing Flood Risk in Cedar Rapids $10,000
Old Creamery Theatre Company 2020 Theatre for Young Audiences School Tour $7,680
Orchestra Iowa Orchestra Iowa’s 18-19 Season & Education Programs $35,000
Red Cedar Chamber Music Chamber Music in Linn County Public Schools $2,500
Revival Theatre Company General support for operations $7,000
Theatre Cedar Rapids Fiddler on the Roof Sponsorship $30,000
Zach Johnson Foundation Kids on Course school sponsorship $10,000

Altorfer Inc. Non-Endowed Donor-Advised Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Big Brother Big Sister of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc Investing In Kids Campaign $2,000
Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) $1,500
Community Health Free Clinic FY20 Direct Patient Care $2,000
Easter Iowa Arts Academy EIAA’s After School Arts Enrichment Program $1,000
Freedom Foundation General Support $2,000
Indian Creek Nature Center Indian Creek Exhibit: Beneath the Water’s Surface $2,000
JDRF International dba Eastern Iowa Chapter JDRF JDRF Community One Walk Sponsorship Request $2,000
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce $2,500
Linn Area Education Associations Community Foundation dba The Teacher Store Classroom supplies for local educators $1,000
Linn County Conservation Board Morgan Creek Park Redevelopment – Phase 1 $2,000
Nature Conservancy Reducing Flood Risk and Improving Water Quality $1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Ronald McDonald Family Room at Unity Point $1,000
Tanager Place Mobile Integration for Community-Based Services $2,000
Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Homeless Prevention Services $2,000
Young Parents Network dba YPN Building Bright Futures $2,000

Bloomhall Family Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program HACAP Operation BackPack for Linn County Children
Indian Creek Nature Center Diverse Programming for All Ages
Linn Area Education Associations Community Foundation dba The Teacher Store Classroom supplies for local educators
LBA Foundation LBA 2019-2020 CR Dreams Programming
Matthew 25 Healthy Time Check
Riverview Center Sexual Assault Trauma Recovery Toolkit
Tanager Place Mobile Integration for Community-Based Services
The Freedom Foundation Veterans Emergency Assistance Fund
Theatre Cedar Rapids TCR Theatre Accessibility Program

CRST Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center Prevention Education $5,000
Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) $10,000
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity 2019 Hope Builders Home $10,000
Community Health Free Clinic Direct Patient Care $7,500
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy Music & Arts Studios Financial Aid Fund $7,500
Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America ScoutReach $7,500
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance NTS Building Renovation $14,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Creating Economic Stability through Work Readiness $10,000
Kirkwood Community College Foundation Chef Basil’s Culinary Scholarship at Kirkwood $5,000
Mercy Medical Center 2019 Especially for You Race Sponsorship $10,000
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library 2019 Family and Community Programs $30,000
Orchestra Iowa Orchestra Iowa’s 18/19 Season & Education Programs $30,000
Red Cedar Chamber Music General Operating Support $5,000
Safe Place Foundation Work Clothing for Residents $10,000
Tanager Place One Week of Summer Camp at Camp Tanager $35,000
Theatre Cedar Rapids 2018-19 CRST Broadway Series Sponsorship $30,000
Trees Forever for Eye 380 Eye 380 2019 $4,000
Cedar Rapids Opera Theater Operations $30,000
Cornell College General Support $25,000
Cornell College Berry Center $2,000
Mt. Mercy University General Support $10,000
Iowa College Foundation General Support $4,000
United Way of East Central Iowa General Support $79,000
United Way of Central Alabama (Birmingham) General Support $2,900
United Way of the Quad Cities (Eldridge) General Support $500
United Way of Greater Cincinnati General Support $2,700
Metro United Way (Louisville) General Support $3,000
United Way of Allen County (Fort Wayne) General Support $9,300
United Way of the Inland Empire General Support $15,275
United Way of Greater Los Angeles General Support $1,175
United Way of San Joaquin County General Support $2,115
United Way of Thurston County (Washington State) General Support $705
Valley of the Sun United Way (Arizona) General Support $705
United Way – Linn County (Albany, Oregon) General Support $1,175
United Way of Stanislaus County General Support $2,350

Diamond V Corporate Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
African American Heritage Foundation dba African American Museum of Iowa Untangling the Roots: The Culture of Black Hair $4,000
Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids Boys & Girls Club Ready for Success $5,000
Community Health Free Clinic FY20 Direct Patient Care $4,500
Families Helping Families of Iowa Clothing & Basic Needs for Foster Children $4,000
First United Methodist Church, Marion Feeding Lunches to Youth Grant $2,000
Foundation 2 Inc. The Bandana Project Implementation $3,567
Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Inc. Girl Scout Outreach Program for At-Risk Girls $5,000
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program HACAP Operation BackPack for Linn County Children $40,933
Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America ScoutReach At Risk Youth Program $5,000
Iowa JAG Inc. iJAG: Success in Education, Career and Life $5,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Transforming “I Can’t” into “I Can!” $15,000
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce $6,000
Linn County Conservation Board Morgan Creek Park Redevelopment – Phase 1 $5,000
Matthew 25 Healthy Time Check $25,000
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Food Pantry & Clothing Closet $4,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Ronald McDonald Family Room at Unity Point $2,000
The Arc of East Central Iowa Investing in our greatest asset: our PEOPLE $4,000
Trees Forever Trees Forever TreeKeepers $5,000
Young Parents Network dba YPN Building Bright Futures $5,000

Houston Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Dogs Forever of Iowa Food Shelter: Houston $250
Friends of the Animals Spay/Neuter: Houston $250
Iowa Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter: Houston $1,000

Lil’ Drug Store Products Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Alzheimer’s Association – Iowa Chapter 2020 Cedar Rapids Walk to End Alzheimer’s $2,500
Area Substance Abuse Council Linn County Youth Advisory Council $500
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Spring 2020 Programming Support (Expressionasm Exhibit) $5,000
Community Health Free Clinic FY20 Direct Patient Care $1,000
Gems of Hope Gems of Hope Gift of Education Scholarship $1,500
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Transforming “I Can’t” into “I Can!” $4,000
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce $2,000
LBA Foundation LBA 2019-2020 CR-Dreams $500
Matthew 25 Healthy Time Check $1,000
Mercy Medical Center 2019 Especially for You Race Sponsorship $5,000
National Council on Youth Leadership National Council on Youth Leadership 2019 $2,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Ronald McDonald Family Room at Unity Point $1,000
Young Parents Network dba YPN Building Bright Futures $1,000

World Class Industries Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Catherine McAuley Center Inc. A Place of Welcome: Capital Campaign (funded for 3 years) $25,000
Community Health Free Clinic FY20 Direct Patient Care $4,500
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program HACAP Operation BackPack for Linn County Children $4,000
Iowa College Foundation ICF Funding Request to World Class Industries $3,000
ISU Extension & Outreach – Linn County Kaleidoscope Play & Learn $5,000
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce $3,000
NAMI Linn County Organizational Capacity Building $5,000
Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families Waypoint Domestic Violence Safety Net Project $6,000

Creating Safe, Equitable & Thriving Communities Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
African American Museum of Iowa Humanize My Hoodie $6,600
Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids Junior Staff Academy $5,130
Eastern Iowa African Diaspora Youth Development Program $4,000
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy It Takes a Village Mural Project $2,643
Jane Boyd Community House Challenge Camp $6,547
Kids First Law Center Youth Restorative Justice $4,814
LBA Foundation Professional Customer Service Workshop $5,000
Tanager Place Glenbrook Apartments Drop In Program $5,266