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
Abbe Center for Community Mental Health Medical Support Technology Project $2,744
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art 2022 General Operating Support $10,000
Families Helping Families of Iowa General Operating Support $15,000
Feed Iowa First Alleviating Food Insecurity in Linn County $15,000
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library NCSML Technology Integration Assessment $20,000
Theatre Cedar Rapids Theatre Cedar Rapids Reopening Support $15,000
United Way of East Central Iowa UWECI Website Redesign Grant Request $14,235
United We March Forward Bridging the Gap $12,000
Waypoint Services Growing Organizational Capacity with Salesforce $20,000

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
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
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa Winter Recruitment Challenge $30,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Corridor Rhythm of the Streets $15,000
Cedar Rapids Community Orchestra Music Director Contract Support $1,000
Cedar Rapids Community School District Foundation STEAM Grown Education $30,000
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art 2022 Exhibition and Educational Program Support $30,000
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity Repairs Program $15,000
City of Cedar Rapids Impacting Youth through Rolling Rec Mobile $15,000
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy EIAA’s 2022 “Open Studio & SPARK” Programming $29,904
Four Oaks Family & Children’s Services Four Oaks Supportive Housing Services $20,000
Friends of the Family Victim Services $15,000
Jane Boyd Community House Jane Boyd Achievement Academy Out-of-School Care $30,000
NewBoCo Future City Iowa $15,000
St. Luke’s Health Care Foundation Mental Health First Aid for Healthcare Workers $15,000
The Arc of East Central Iowa Special Needs Childcare Affordability $30,000
Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Willis Dady Volunteer Program $30,000
YPN Building Bright Futures Program Expansion $25,000

President’s Fund

Organization Purpose Amount
Linn County Community Services On-Call Interpretation Services $2,500
Save Cedar Rapids Heritage New Furnace $2,500
African American Family Resiliency Association Liability Insurance $2,400
Coggon Area Betterment Association Emergency Expenses: Coggon Center – Steam Pipe Abatement & Repair $2,500
CRPride Build Capacity to Serve the Community $2,500

Endowment Challenge Grants

Organization Purpose Amount
Iowa Humane Alliance IHA Painting A Brighter Future Together $2,500

Creating Safe, Equitable & Thriving Communities Fund

Organization Purpose Amount
Foundation 2 Support and Outreach Coordination  $30,000
Foundation 2 Violence Intervention for Safe Communities  $200,000
Wellington Heights Community Church Wellington Heights Neighborhood Enrichment Program $20,000
Central City Development Corporation Group Violence Intervention Support and Outreach Work $39,000

Girls with Goals

Organization Purpose Amount
Boys and Girls Club of the Corridor SMART Girls $500
Courage League Sports dba CAN PLAY HERS – Health, Empowerment, Respect and Sports $500
Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa Athletic Hijabs for Girls on the Run $500
North Iowa Area Community College Foundation NIACC Verizon Innovation Girls STEM Camp and Mentoring Project $500
Quad Cities Community Foundation Love Girls: The Podcast $500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa I am Enough Mentoring Program $500

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

Bloomhall Family Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose
Alzheimer’s Association – Iowa Chapter Program or Operating Support
American Heart Association Community Lifesavers
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc From Ally to Impact through Mentoring
Chelsey’s Dream Foundation Chelsey’s Dream Foundation – Building Families
Critter Crusaders of Cedar Rapids Inc. Medical Financial Support for Homeless Animals
Deafinitely Dogs Inc. Canines Offering Positive Emotions (COPE) Program
Field of Hope Inc. Women’s Empowerment Through Agriculture
Foundation 2 Inc. Emergency Youth Shelter Support
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance Horizons Meals on Wheels
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce
Marion Public Library MPL Mobile Library
Matthew 25 Healthy Time Check
Orchestra Iowa Orchestra Iowa’s 2021-22 Education Programs
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Ronald McDonald Family Room at St. Luke’s Hospital
The Teacher Store Supplies for Teachers
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy Healing Hearts Workshop Series 2021-2022
Area Substance Abuse Council Substance Abuse Education for Parents
Catherine McAuley Center Inc. Improving Healthcare Experiences for Refugees
The Arc of East Central Iowa Disability Service Awareness and Access
The Freedom Foundation Veterans Emergency Assistance Program
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa Variety – Specialized Bike Program
YPN Building Bright Futures

Cedar Grove Signature Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount
Brucemore Inc. 2022 Summer Season at Brucemore $20,000
Cedar Valley Humane Society Cedar Valley Humane Society Expansion & Renovation $50,000
Community Theatre of Cedar Rapids dba Theatre Cedar Rapids TCR Out of Doors Theatre Programming at Brucemore $50,000
Kids First Law Center Restorative Justice Prevents Youth Violence $37,500
Matthew 25 Healthy Time Check $25,000
Mirrorbox Theatre A New Home for New Plays $20,000
NewBo City Market Expanding the Hatchery for Entrepreneurship Equity $50,000
Tanager Place Improving Mental Health Education and Awareness $25,000
Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Inc. Willis Dady Works – Employment Program $22,500

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

Lil’ Drug Store Products, Inc.

Organization Purpose Amount
Alzheimer’s Association – Iowa Chapter 2022  Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sponsorship $4,000
Catherine McAuley Center Inc. Improving Refugee & Immigrant Access to Child Care $1,000
Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) $1,250
Clothe-A-Child Inc. Clothe-A-Child Lil Drug Store 2021 $2,000
Community Health Free Clinic Direct Patient Care FY22 $2,000
Deafinitely Dogs Inc. Canines Offering Positive Emotions (COPE) Program $2,250
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy EIAA’s “Re-building the Arts” Project 2021-2022 $4,000
Foundation 2 Inc. Emergency Youth Shelter Support $5,000
His Hands Free Clinic His Hands Free Clinic GreatNeed.GreatCare Campaign $5,000
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance Horizons Meals on Wheels $5,000
Iowa JAG Inc. Creating Career Pathways for Underserved Youth $1,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Creating Equitable and Just Learning Opportunities $4,000
Junior League of Cedar Rapids Bridging the G.A.P. (Guide. Advocate. Provide.) $1,000
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce $2,000
Matthew 25 Healthy Neighborhoods Campaign $5,000
Mercy Medical Center 2021 Especially for You Race Sponsorship $5,000
NewBoCo Tiny Techies Teacher Training $2,500
Orchestra Iowa Orchestra Iowa’s 2021-22 Education Programs $2,500
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland Improving Community Reproductive Health Outcomes $1,500
Sleep in Heavenly Peace Bed Build! IA-Cedar Rapids Marion – 2021 $2,400
The Arc of East Central Iowa Special Needs Childcare Affordability $2,500
The Freedom Foundation Veterans Emergency Assistance Program $1,650
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa Variety – Specialized Bike Program $2,500
Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Inc. Willis Dady Support Housing Renovations $4,000
YPN Building Bright Futures $1,000

McGrath Automotive Group Corporate Donor-Advised Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount
Catherine McAuley Center Inc. LIFE Program for Refugee and Immigrant Youth $2,500
Feed Iowa First Grow Some Rows $5,000
First United Methodist Church, Marion Feeding Lunches to Youth $3,500
Foundation 2 Inc. dba Foundation 2 Crisis Services Emergency Youth Shelter Support $10,000
Iowa JAG Inc. iJAG: Career Pathways for Underserved Youth $5,000
Kids First Law Center Advocates for Children in High-Conflict Divorce $2,500
Linn County Correctional Chaplaincy Ministry dba Fresh Start Ministries JDDS_ Art & Education Materials $2,000
Matthew 25 Healthy Neighborhoods Campaign $5,000
Mercy Medical Center 2022 Especially for You Race Sponsorship $2,500
Orchestra Iowa Orchestra Iowa’s 2021-22 Education Programs $2,500
The Freedom Foundation Veterans Emergency Assistance Fund $2,500
Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families Mattresses for the Madge Phillips Center Shelter $3,500
Wellington Heights Community Church Building Hope Campaign $2,500

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