2022 Grants Awards

Linn County Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
ASAC Substance Education for Parents $5,000
Cedar Amateur Astronomers Enhanced outreach opportunities $8,200
City of Central City Central City Senior Dining Meal Program FY22 $10,000
Coggon Area Betterment Association Tuckpointing $10,000
Families Helping Families of Iowa Program Support for Children in Foster Care $10,000
Family Promise of Linn County Rooted in Home $9,000
Friends of the Family Safety and Housing Stability $4,000
Horizons, A Family Service Alliance Meals on Wheels: Lisbon $10,000
Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) Comprehensive K-8 Curriculum – Phase Two $10,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Building Futures Inspiring Dreams $10,000
Kids First Law Center Advocates for Children in High Conflict Divorce $10,000
Monarch Research Project 1,000 Mile Pilot (2022 planting season) $10,000
Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Theatre Equipment for Shakespeare in the Park $10,000
Old Opera House Community Arts Council of Coggon Coggon Opera House Building Upgrade and Repairs $5,555
Red Cedar Chamber Music Chamber Music in Rural Linn County Libraries 2022 $4,000
The American Legion – Central City Legion Post 421 Technology Infrastructure & Equipment $9,956
The History Center Linn County Historical Educational Programs $10,000
Troy Mills Historical Society Holman School $4,940
Hawkeye Downs County Endowment Restricted Fund $10,000

Program Support Grant Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration Fund Name
Brucemore Building Homegrown Talent at Brucemore $25,000
Eastern Iowa Health Center EIHC Unmet Needs Program $2,000 Michael R. and Marla K. Valliere Donor-Advised Fund
$9,663 Van Nostrand Fund for Health Related Activities
$5,400 White Cross Society Fund
Green Square Meals Green Square Meals Grant 2022 $1,230 Claire and Vernon Hudek Fund
$5,031
$10,182 Robert E. and Corinne L. Yaw Fund
$2,462 Tokheim Family Field of Interest Fund for the Homeless and Hungry of Cedar Rapids
$1,095 Vern W. Reeder Memorial Fund
Junior League of Cedar Rapids Bridging the G.A.P. (Guide. Advocate. Provide.) $7,500 Bridging the G.A.P. (Guide. Advocate. Provide.)
Kirkwood Community College Foundation Building Future Workforce Employability Skills $50,000 Building Future Workforce Employability Skills
Marion Chamber Foundation Marion Arts Festival 2022 $4,000 Iva C. Robb Fund for Artistic Initiative, a Liars Theater Legacy Fund
Tanager Place 2022 Freedom Schools Program $25,000
The History Center Group Tours & Field Trips $15,000
University of Iowa Center for Advancement Our Own Words: Smith Center Teen Writers’ Workshop $3,745
Waypoint Services KidsPoint Child Care Scholarships $2,330 Jay and Bonnie Petersen Donor-Advised Fund
$5,157 Nina and Victor Merveaux Fund for Low-Income Families
$42,513
YPN Building Bright Futures Afghan Community $802 Homer E. and Irma B. Busby Fund for Human Services
$49,198
YPN Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank $15,000 Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank
Zach Johnson Foundation Kids on Course Summer Programs $373 Abbott, Joan and Ann Lipsky Endowed Fund for Child-Centered Programs
$1,000 Michael R. and Marla K. Valliere Donor-Advised Fund
$18,319

Organization Support Grant Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration Fund Name
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre DEI Training for CROpera Board & Staff $9,500
Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation Fulltime Development Associate $20,000
Foundation 2 Crisis Services Client Software Support $25,000
Harmony School of Music Expanding access for underserved children $10,000
Fresh Start Ministries FSM Administrative Capacity Building $12,000
Mirrorbox Theatre Mirrorbox Theatre 2022 Operating Support $10,000
The Arc of East Central Iowa Leadership Succession for Sustainability $754 Fund for Management Resourcing
$19,246

Rapid Response Grant Fund

Organization Purpose Amount
Southeast Linn Community Center Emergency Expenses: Cooler Condenser Replacement $2,500
The Freedom Foundation Emergency Expenses: Laptop Funding $2,500

Competitive Donor-Advised Funds

CRST International

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Spring 2022 Exhibitions & Educational Programming $10,000
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre Cedar Rapids Opera 2021-2022 Season $30,000
Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) $10,000
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity Hope Build 2022 $10,000
Cedar Valley Humane Society Cedar Valley Humane Society Expansion & Renovation $20,000
Iowa College Foundation ICF Annual Request to CRST International 09_2021 $5,000
Iowa College Foundation DEI Opportunity Scholarship Challenge Request $10,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Building Futures Inspiring Dreams $17,500
Marion Public Library Foundation Marion Public Library Mobile Library $25,000
Matthew 25 Healthy Neighborhoods Campaign $30,000
Mercy Medical Center Foundation HallMar Village & Innovation Center Aging/Dementia $25,000
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library 2022 Arts and Culture Programming $30,000
Orchestra Iowa Orchestra Iowa’s 2021-22 Season $35,000
Red Cedar Chamber Music General Operating Support $5,000
Tanager Place One Week of Summer Camp at Camp Tanager 2022 $35,000
The History Center The History Center’s Outdoor Improvement Campaign $10,000
Theatre Cedar Rapids TCR Broadway Series 2021-2022 $30,000
Wellington Heights Community Church Building Hope Campaign $15,000
Cornell College General Support for Barry Center $5,000
Inland Empire United Way General Support $11,705
Metro United Way Inc. General Support $2,650
Mount Mercy University Operations Support $10,000
United Way of Allen County General Support $7,254
United Way of Buffalo and Erie County General Support $1,708
United Way of Central Alabama General Support $2,965
United Way of Greater Cincinnati General Support $1,937
United Way of Greater Los Angeles General Support $1,180
United Way of Lane County General Support $1,738
United Way of San Joaquin County General Support $2,235
United Way of Thurston County General Support $390
Valley of the Sun United Way (Arizona) General Support $528

GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount
Alzheimer’s Association – Iowa Chapter Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sponsorship $5,000
American Heart Association Cedar Rapids Go Red for Women $5,000
Area Substance Abuse Council Beds for Babies at ASAC’s Heart of Iowa location $5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc Mentoring Addresses Youth Mental Health Emergency $25,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Corridor Unlocking the Future $15,000
Brucemore Inc. Brucemore History Tours – A 2022 Experience $10,000
Catherine McAuley Center Inc. Increasing ESL Services for Refugees & Immigrants $8,000
Cedar Rapids Community School District Foundation SAFE Program $2,500
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Fall 2022 Programming $10,000
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre Young Artist Program Sponsorship $15,000
Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation Mobile Technology Lab – Tech to Go Programs $2,000
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity Youngs Hill Kingston Home $10,000
Cedar Valley Humane Society Cedar Valley Humane Society Expansion & Renovation $25,000
Deafinitely Dogs Inc. Patio Pups Sponsorship $2,000
Gems of Hope Gift of Education Program $5,000
Harmony School of Music Expanding access to opportunities for children $3,000
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance Horizons Meals on Wheels $7,000
IARGUS IARGUS 2022: Celebrating Ukraine $5,000
Iowa College Foundation ICF Annual Request to GreatAmerica February, 2022 $20,000
Jane Boyd Community House Jane Boyd Achievement Academy Out-of-School Care $10,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Tomorrow Needs You Today: Youth Education Programs $12,000
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce $2,500
Kirkwood Community College Foundation GreatAmerica Financial Services Scholarship $20,000
Lisbon-Mount Vernon Ambulance Service X-Ray Eyes $2,500
Matthew 25 Healthy Neighborhoods Campaign $10,000
Mercy Medical Center 2022 Especially for You Race Sponsorship $5,000
Mirrorbox Theatre Great America Visiting Artist Program $2,000
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Influence of Czech Composers on the World $12,900
NewBo City Market Sustainable Playscape at NewBo City Market $5,000
Northwest Neighbors Neighborhood Association Shakespeare Garden $12,000
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Community Gardens Assistance $4,700
Orchestra Iowa Orchestra Iowa’s 2021-22 Season $25,000
Red Cedar Chamber Music Chamber Music in Linn County Public Schools $2,500
Sleep in Heavenly Peace No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town! IA-Cedar R $2,000
The DISTRICT: Czech Village Sponsor to Help Continue Iconic Fundraiser $8,000
The History Center Outdoor Improvements Capital Campaign $5,000
Theatre Cedar Rapids SpongeBob SquarePants Musical at TCR Sponsorship $35,000
Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families Educational Tablets to Enhance Early Learning $3,000
Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Inc. Willis Dady: Moving from Homelessness to Stability $10,000
Zach Johnson Foundation Kids on Course Programmatic Support $10,000
Coe College General Fund $10,000
Cornell College Capital Campaign $25,000
Cornell College General Fund $10,000
Mt. Mercy University Scholarship Fund $10,000