2020 Grant Awards

COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation Purchase materials for volunteers to sew 1,600 masks using the unique patterns requested by both hospitals for health care workers $2,500
Willis Dady Homeless Services Extra staffing needed to house homeless individuals who have COVID-19 or who have been exposed and need to be quarantined $2,500
Horizons, A Family Service Alliance Support for transporting essential workers safely through NTS and maintaining meals for older adults through the Meals on Wheels program. $5,698
Eastern Iowa Health Center Support for the increased demand for diapers from the EIHC’s Diaper Bank $8,805
HACAP Support for the Food Reservoir to meet increased community demand $30,000
Catherine McAuley Center Support for supplemental assistance for food pantries. This funding will supplement items not available through HACAP Food Reservoir, particularly dry goods, cleaning supplies, and other non-food items. $2,500
Churches Of Marion $2,500
Kirkwood Community Foundation $1,000
Linn Community Food Bank $2,500
Northeast Linn Food Pantry $2,500
Olivet Neighborhood Mission $2,500
Southeast Linn Community Center Pantry $2,500
First Lutheran Church $2,500
First Presbyterian Church $2,500
Green Square Meals $2,500
Palo UMC $2,500
Wellington Heights Neighborhood Association $1,000
Iowa Legal Aid Hotline support for low-income residents in Linn County with legal needs impacting their income, housing, healthcare, and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. $20,000
Marion Cares Family home rental assistance program $10,000
Ecumenical Community Center Foundation Helping Hands Emergency Assistance Fund $10,000
United Way of East Central Iowa (fiscal sponsor for the Linn Area Partners Active in Disaster) Print and distribute resource sheets to help publicize support for basic needs $2,500

Funds for the Community

  • Priority 1 Applications: Support actions that will help the organization survive and maintain essential functions, which could include actions such as adapting program delivery models, covering additional expenses, and addressing lost revenue from cancelled income-generating activity.
  • Priority 2 Applications: Maintain safety net for vulnerable populations through attention to basic needs, case management, medical access, and mental health care. This priority places a particular focus on supporting activity that faces funding constraints due to the pandemic and/or economic crisis.
Organization Purpose Amount Fund
African American Museum of Iowa Priority 1 $10,500
Brucemore Priority 1 $15,000
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Priority 1 $15,000
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre Priority 1 $9,444 Margaret I. Haupt Music Enrichment Fund
$5,556
Cedar Valley Humane Society Priority 1 $10,000
Coggon Area Betterment Association Priority 1 $2,000
Indian Creek Nature Center Priority 1 $1,892 GP Fund for the Environment
$13,108
Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio Priority 1 $15,000
Iowa Humane Alliance Priority 1 $10,000
Legion Arts Inc. Priority 1 $15,000
Orchestra Iowa Priority 1 $15,000
Prospect Meadows Inc Priority 1 $5,000
Theater Cedar Rapids Priority 1 $15,000
AbbeHealth Priority 1 $20,000
Catherine McAuley Center Priority 1 $20,000
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque Priority 1 $20,000
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity (CVHFH) Priority 1 $20,000
Central Furniture Rescue Priority 1 $6,000
Fresh Start Ministries Priority 1 $3,500
Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa Priority 1 $3,600
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance Priority 1 $10,245 Robert E. and Corinne L. Yaw Fund
$9,755
Jane Boyd Community House Priority 1 $375 Abbott, Joan and Ann Lipsky Endowed Fund for Child-Centered Programs
$2,359 Jay and Bonnie Petersen Fund for Children and the Underprivileged
$17,266
LBA Foundation Priority 1 $7,500
Salvation Army of Cedar Rapids Priority 2 $470 Ralph E. and Barbara J. Hughes Endowed Fund for Church-Related Human Service Activities
$2,480 Tokheim Family Field of Interest Fund for the Homeless and Hungry of Cedar Rapids
$1,104 Vern W. Reeder Memorial Fund
$5,161 Nina and Victor Merveaux Fund for Low-Income Families
$811 Homer E. and Irma B. Busby Fund for Human Services
$1,239 Claire and Vernon Hudek Fund
$8,735
Southeast Linn Community Center Corporation Priority 2 $16,908
Systems Unlimited, Inc. Priority 1 $19,992
Tanager Place Priority 1 $20,000
The Arc of East Central Iowa Priority 1 $15,000
Waypoint Priority 1 $20,000
Willis Dady Homeless Services Priority 2 $20,000
YPN Priority 1 $20,000

Competitive Donor-Advised Funds

GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation

Organization Purpose Amount
African American Museum of Iowa Unwavering: 21st Century Activism $2,000.00
Brucemore Inc. Brucemore 2020 Heritage Sponsorship $7,000.00
Catherine McAuley Center Inc. A Place of Welcome: The campaign to expand the Cat $25,000.00
Catherine McAuley Center Inc. ESL for Emerging Literacy Learners $4,000.00
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Fall 2020 Exhibitions and Educational Programming $10,000.00
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre Young Artist Program Sponsorship – 146251 $15,000.00
Community Health Free Clinic CHFC Direct Patient Care $10,000.00
ConnectCR ConnectCR $25,000.00
His Hands Free Clinic Praise on the River Sponsorship $5,000.00
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance Horizons Meals on Wheels $7,000.00
Indian Creek Nature Center Indian Creek Nature Center Concert 2020 $2,500.00
Iowa College Foundation ICF Annual Proposal to GreatAmerica Feb2020 $20,000.00
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Inspiring Future Leaders of Iowa $15,000.00
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce $2,000.00
Kirkwood Community College Foundation GreatAmerica Financial Services Scholarship $20,000.00
March of Dimes Foundation Celebrate Cedar Rapids March for Babies 2020 $2,000.00
Matthew 25 Healthy Time Check: Workforce Rental Housing $5,000.00
Mercy Medical Center 2020 Especially for You Race Sponsorship $5,000.00
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Czech & Slovak Heritage and Culture Programs $10,000.00
NewBoCo NewBoCo’s CoderDojo Tech Support $5,000.00
Old Creamery Theatre Company Theatre for Young Audiences 2020 School Tour $7,680.00
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Olivet Food & Kitchen Pantry Programs $4,000.00
Orchestra Iowa Orchestra Iowa’s 19-20 Season & Education Programs $40,000.00
Red Cedar Chamber Music Chamber Music in Linn County Public Schools $2,500.00
Theatre Cedar Rapids TCR – Cinderella Show Sponsorship $35,000.00
Cornell College General Fund $10,000.00
Mount Mercy University General Purpose and Scholarships $20,000.00
Coe College General Fund $10,000.00

CRST Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Spring 2020 Programming Support $15,000.00
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre CROpera: 2019-20 Season Sponsorship $30,000.00
Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) $10,000.00
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity 2020 Hope Build $10,000.00
Iowa College Foundation ICF Annual Funding Request to CRST September2019 $4,000.00
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Inspiring Future Leaders of Iowa $10,000.00
Matthew 25 Healthy Time Check – Workforce Rental Housing $10,000.00
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library 2020 Family and Community Programs $30,000.00
Orchestra Iowa Orchestra Iowa’s 19/20 Season & Education Programs $30,000.00
Red Cedar Chamber Music General Operating Support $5,000.00
Tanager Place One Week of Summer Camp at Camp Tanager 2020 $35,000.00
The History Center Ringing In the Roaring (20)20s! $10,000.00
Theatre Cedar Rapids Theatre Cedar Rapids – 2019-2020 Broadway Series $30,000.00
University of Northern Iowa Foundation The Suffragist $30,000.00
Cornell College General Support $25,000.00
Cornell College- Berry Center General Support $2,000.00
Mount Mercy University General Support $10,000.00
Trees Forever for Eye 380 General Support $4,000.00
United Way of East Central Iowa General Support $88,446.00
United Way of Central Alabama General Support $3,191.00
United Way of Greater Cincinnati General Support $2,312.00
Metro United Way General Support $1,839.00
United Way of Allen County General Support $8,115.00
Arrowhead United Way General Support $336.80
Corona-Norco United Way General Support $1,827.29
Inland Empire United Way General Support $4,941.14
Orange County United Way General Support $263.94
United Way of Greater Los Angeles General Support $1,319.70
United Way of San Joaquin County, Inc. General Support $1,059.35
United Way of Stanislaus County, Inc. General Support $418.00
United Way of the Inland Valleys General Support $2,059.58
United Way of Tulare County General Support $419.20

Girls with Goals

Organization Purpose Amount
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc Career Opportunities and Exploration $500.00
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa (GSGI) Outreach: Garton and King Elementary Schools Girl Scout clubs $500.00
Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa Breaking down barriers with athletic hijabs $490.00
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa JA Girl Empowerment $500.00
Junior League of the Quad Cities Inc. Junior High Leadership Conference $500.00
YMCA of Greater Des Moines Girls on the Run Sport Hijabs $500.00