2021 Grant Awards

Disaster Recovery Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Freedom Foundation Food Pantry Supply Serving Veterans $3,000
Waypoint Coordinated Entry Outreach $25,000
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Community Gardens $3,000
Housing Fund for Linn County PATCH Program Revolving Loan Fund $760,000
Matthew 25 PATCH Program Housing Repair $190,000
Waypoint Long Term Recovery Navigator $23,225

COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Food Pantry $3,000
Fresh Start Ministries RISE Program Equipment & Technology $2,225
Friends of CASA Linn County Foster Care Review Board Equipment & Technology $3,036
Empowering Youths of Iowa Displaced Student Support $4,200
Linn County Public Health Vaccines Incentives $15,000

Organizational Support Grants

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration Fund Name
Academy for Scholastic & Personal Success The Academy SPS Planning for the Future $10,000
Affordable Housing Network, Inc. AHNI Capacity-Building Staff Training Plan $15,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa Increase Recruitment To Attract More Mentors $20,000
Catherine McAuley Center Growth through strategic planning and leadership $20,000
Central Furniture Rescue Turning a House into a Home for Families in Need $16,000
Clothe-A-Child Inc. ClotheAChild 2021 Operational Support Grant $4,000
Feed Iowa First Growing Food and Farmers in Linn County $15,000
Harmony School of Music Adapt and Thrive: Harmony School El Sistema $15,000
Indian Creek Nature Center Continue to Increase ICNC Intercultural awareness $10,278
Tanager Place Constituent-Focused Comprehensive Website Rebuild $746 Fund for Management Resourcing
$17,254 Organization Support Grant Fund
The History Center Communication Coaching for THC Staff $5,500
Theatre Cedar Rapids Organizational Training for Diversity & Inclusion $15,000

Program Support Grants

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration Fund Name
African American Museum of Iowa Mapping Exclusion: Redlining in Iowa Exhibit/Prgrm $25,000
Area Substance Abuse Council Prevention Education in Linn County $15,000
Catherine McAuley Center Inc. Increasing Effectiveness in Women’s Services $30,000
Discovery Living Inc. Improving Health by Improving Home Air Quality $10,500
Eastern Iowa Health Center Patient Unmet Needs $3,828 Program Support Grant Fund
$9,449 Van Nostrand Fund for Health Related Activities
$8,801 White Cross Society Fund
$7,922 Nina and Victor Merveaux Fund for Health and Health-Related Programs
Feed Iowa First Distribution of Fresh Produce $5,920 Program Support Grant Fund
$2,407 Tokheim Family Field of Interest Fund for the Homeless and Hungry of Cedar Rapids
$1,071 Vern W. Reeder Memorial Fund
$1,202 Claire and Vernon Hudek Fund
His Hands Free Clinic Medications to Improve Community Health $17,544 Program Support Grant Fund
$456 Ralph E. and Barbara J. Hughes Endowed Fund for Church-Related Human Service Activities
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance NTS Expansion and Growth $20,049 Program Support Grant Fund
$9,951 Robert E. and Corinne L. Yaw Fund
Jane Boyd Community House Jane Boyd PATHS Program $19,200
Linn-Mar School Foundation Literacy Beginnings: Supporting Emerging Readers $5,000
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Food, Freedom, and Foliage $30,000
Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center Sustainability Improvements for Land Care $7,757 Program Support Grant Fund
$1,843 GP Fund for the Environment
YPN Building Bright Futures $24,216 Program Support Grant Fund
$784 Homer E. and Irma B. Busby Fund for Human Services

Competitive Donor-Advised Funds

CRST International

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Spring 2021 Programming $10,000
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre 2020-2021 Season $30,000
Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) $10,000
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity 2020 Rehab Home $10,000
Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Girl Scout Leadership Development Program $5,000
Hoover Presidential Foundation Using the Arts to Celebrate Iowan Lou Henry Hoover $2,500
Iowa College Foundation ICF Annual Funding Request to CRST October 2020 $5,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Inspiring Brighter Tomorrows – JA Programs $10,000
LBA Foundation LBA Youth Engagement Programs $5,000
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library 2021 Arts & Culture Programming $30,000
Orchestra Iowa Reimagining Orchestra Iowa’s 2020-21 Season $30,000
Red Cedar Chamber Music General Operating Support $5,000
The History Center Ringing In Roaring [20]21! $10,000
Theatre Cedar Rapids Theatre Cedar Rapids General Operating Support $10,000
Westminster Presbyterian Church The Long View Neighborhood Mission $25,000
Cornell College Operations Support $25,000
Cornell College General Support for Barry Center $5,000
University of Iowa Foundation General Support for Hancher Auditorium $5,000
Mount Mercy University Operations Support $10,000
Inland Empire United Way General Support $12,614
Metro United Way Inc. General Support $1,525
United Way of Allen County General Support $12,031
United Way of Buffalo and Erie County General Support $1,160
United Way of Central Alabama, Inc. General Support $3,473
United Way of Clinton County Iowa General Support $656
United Way of East Central Iowa General Support $108,044
United Way of Greater Cincinnati General Support $2,096
United Way of Greater Los Angeles General Support $1,414
United Way of Lane County General Support $863
United Way of San Joaquin County General Support $2,243
Valley of the Sun United Way General Support $882