2019 Grant Awards

Program Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services The ANCHOR Center for Women $15,000
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
Deaf Iowans Against Abuse Standing Up & Standing Together: Deaf Youth Camp $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
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
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
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
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
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa Building Capacity for BBBS Mentoring $13,500
Feed Iowa First Increase Feed Iowa First’s Production and Impact $7,500
Foundation 2 Payroll System Grant $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
Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Human Capacity Development $15,000

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

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