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
Horizons, A Family Service Alliance Financial Wellness Counselor $12,072.07

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
Horizons, A Family Service Alliance Financial Wellness Counselor $32,927.93

Organization 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
Discovery Living Inc. Cybersecurity Fortification $20,000
Family Promise of Linn County Fulfilling the Promise of Shelter $15,000
Matthew 25 Matthew 25 Strategic Plan $10,500
NewBo City Market NewBo City Market General Operating Support $15,000
The History Center General Operating Support $15,000

Program Support Grants

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration Fund Name
African American Museum of Iowa Mapping Exclusion: Redlining in Iowa Exhibit/Program $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
$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
$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
$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
$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
$1,843 GP Fund for the Environment
YPN Building Bright Futures $24,216
$784 Homer E. and Irma B. Busby Fund for Human Services
ASAC ASAC Workforce Development $20,000
Friends of Marion Carnegie Library Friends of Marion Carnegie Library/DPIL $4,024
$5,976 John A. and Elsie M. Nelson Fund
Harmony School of Music Harmony School: Music for Positive Change – 159780
$4,631 Margaret I. Haupt Music Enrichment Fund
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program Diversity Food Program $30,000
Heritage Area Agency on Aging Healthy Homes Program $30,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Tomorrow Needs You Today: Career Readiness Program $15,000
LBA Foundation LBA Foundation  CR-Dreams 2021-2022 $25,000
Linn County Correctional Chaplaincy dba Fresh Start Ministries FSM & 6th Judicial RISE/Wenzel Partnership $12,000
Marion Independent School Foundation & Alumni Association Archery at Vernon Middle School $2,343
NewBo City Market The Hatchery Program $15,000
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Olivet Mission’s Move to a Weekly Food Pantry $19,972 Program Support Grant Fund
$5,028 Nina and Victor Merveaux Fund for Low-Income Families
Orchestra Iowa Brucemorchestra: Celebrating Music and Community $30,000
Red Cedar Chamber Music INTO NOOKS AND CRANNIES: Chamber Music for Linn CO $13,369 Program Support Grant Fund
$4,631 Margaret I. Haupt Music Enrichment Fund
SPT Theatre Company SPT Theatre 2021-22 Season Support $15,000
St. Luke’s Health Care Foundation St. Luke’s Dental Health Center $28,230
Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families Family Support Program $17,502
$2,134 Jay and Bonnie Petersen Fund for Children and the Underprivileged
$364 Abbott, Joan and Ann Lipsky Endowed Fund for Child-Centered Programs

Endowment Challenge Grants

Organization Purpose Amount
Iowa Humane Alliance IHA Painting A Brighter Future Together $25,000

Creating Safe, Equitable & Thriving Communities Fund

Organization Purpose Amount
Foundation 2 Support and Outreach Coordination  $30,000

Competitive Donor-Advised Funds

Altorfer Inc.

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount
Deafinitely Dogs Inc. Canines Offering Positive Emotions (COPE) Program $2,500
Foundation 2 Inc. Emergency Youth Shelter Support $2,000
House of Hope Building to Heal: Addressing Mental Health Crisis $2,500
Iowa JAG Inc. Creating Career Pathways for Underserved Youth $4,000
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce $2,500
Marion Public Library MPL Mobile Library $2,500
Orchestra Iowa Orchestra Iowa’s 2021-22 Education Programs $2,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Ronald McDonald Family Room at St. Luke’s Hospital $2,000
The Freedom Foundation Veterans Emergency Assistance Program $2,500
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa Variety – Specialized Bike Program $2,500
Wellington Heights Community Church Building Hope Campaign $2,000
YPN Building Bright Futures $2,500

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

Diamond V

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount
African American Museum of Iowa Mapping Exclusion Exhibit and Programming – $7,500.00
Catherine McAuley Center Inc. Improving food security and healthy eating habits $4,500.00
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Spring 2022 Exhibition and Education Support $5,000.00
Deafinitely Dogs Inc. Canines Offering Positive Emotions (COPE) Program $4,500.00
Foundation 2 Inc. Emergency Youth Shelter Support $7,000.00
Hoover Presidential Foundation Empowering Iowa Women: The Lou Henry Hoover Story $2,500.00
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance Horizons Meals on Wheels $7,500.00
Indian Creek Nature Center Organic Etzel Sugar Grove Farm Enhanced Support $9,000.00
Iowa College Foundation ICF Annual Funding Request to Diamond V June 2021 $1,000.00
Junior League of Cedar Rapids Bridging the G.A.P. (Guide. Advocate. Provide.) $7,500.00
Marion Public Library MPL Mobile Library $7,500.00
Matthew 25 Healthy Time Check $15,000.00
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library STEAM Grown Education: The Greenhouse Initiative $7,500.00
NewBoCo Tiny Techies Teacher Training $7,500.00
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Holiday Adoption Program Sponsor 2021 $3,500.00
St. Luke’s Health Care Foundation St. Luke’s Dental Health Center $5,000.00
Tanager Place Camp Tanager Capacity Expansion $10,000.00
The Freedom Foundation Veterans Weekly Free Lunch Program $2,000.00
The Teacher Store Classroom Supplies for local educators $4,000.00
Trees Forever Growing Futures Workforce Development Program $12,000.00
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa Variety – Specialized Bike Program $5,000.00

GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount
African American Museum of Iowa Mapping Exclusion: Redlining in Iowa & Programming $2,500
Alzheimer’s Association – Iowa Chapter 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sponsorship $3,500
American Heart Association Go Red for Women $5,000
Area Substance Abuse Council Substance Abuse Education for parents $3,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc New Strategies To Attract Mentors $7,000
Brucemore Inc. Brucemore 2021 History Tour Sponsorship $15,000
Catherine McAuley Center Inc. Expanding English Language Learning Opportunities $8,000
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Fall 2021 Exhibitions and Educational Programming $10,000
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Gala $7,500
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre Young Artist Program Sponsorship $15,000
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity 2021 Women Build $10,000
Community Health Free Clinic Direct Patient Care $4,000
ConnectCR ConnectCR Awakening Connections Campaign $100,000
Czech Village New Bohem Sponsor for Iconic Fundraiser $5,000
Eastern Iowa Chapter JDRF JDRF One Walk $3,500
His Hands Free Clinic His Hands Free Clinic Great Need Great Care Campaign $15,000
Indian Creek Nature Center Accessibility in Nature $10,000
International Academy for Russian Music, Arts & Culture IARGUS 2021: Celebrating Eastern Europe! $3,000
Iowa College Foundation ICF Annual Funding Request to GreatAmerica Jan2021 $20,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Junior Achievement Partnership Proposal $10,000
Kirkwood Community College Foundation GreatAmerica Financial Services Scholarship $20,000
Matthew 25 Healthy Time Check $10,000
Mercy Medical Center 2021 Especially for You Race Sponsorship $5,000
Mercy Medical Center Foundation HallMar Village & Innovation Center Aging/Dementia $100,000
Mount Mercy University Soccer Field Project $20,000
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library 2021 History & Heritage Programs $29,465
NewBoCo Tiny Techies Teacher Support $10,000
Orchestra Iowa For education programs $10,000
Red Cedar Chamber Music Chamber Music for Linn County Public Schools $5,000
Tanager Place Camp Tanager Capacity Expansion – 157094 $100,000
Theatre Cedar Rapids The Sound of Music’ at TCR Sponsorship $35,000
Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families KidsPoint School Age Program Educational Items $3,776.45
Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Inc. Supportive Housing Program Support $10,000
Zach Johnson Foundation Kids on Course University – Summer 2021 $10,000

World Class Industries

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount
The Teacher Store Classroom supplies for local educators $2,327

Jim Spaight Memorial Fund

Community Health Free Clinic Direct Patient Care FY22 $4,000
Foundation 2 Emergency Youth Shelter Support $5,000
Horizons, A Family Service Alliance Horizons Meals on Wheels $2,500
Iowa College Foundation ICF Annual Request to World Class Industries $3,000
Iowa JAG Creating Career Pathways for Underserved Youth $8,000
Junior League of Cedar Rapids Bridging the G.A.P. (Guide. Advocate. Provide.) $2,500
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce $3,000
Fresh Start Ministries RISE/Wenzel New Program Location_ Art Therapy $2,500
Matthew 25 Healthy Neighborhoods Campaign $15,000
NewBoCo Tiny Techies Teacher Training $5,000
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Olivet Youth Programs $4,500
Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families Waypoint Domestic Violence Safety Net Project $6,000
Wellington Heights Community Church Building Hope Campaign $10,000
Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Willis Dady Employment Program $10,000