2022 Grants Awards

Disaster Recovery Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
Affordable Housing Network Grounds Recovery Key to Mission-Based Programs $25,000
Brucemore, Inc. Grounds Recovery Key to Mission-Based Programs $25,000
City of Hiawatha Tree Purchase, Planting and Care $10,000
City of Marion Tree Purchase, Planting and Care $40,000
City of Mount Vernon Tree Purchase, Planting and Care $5,000
Indian Creek Nature Center Grounds Recovery Key to Mission-Based Programs $25,000
Iowa Legal Aid Linn County Derecho Recovery $20,000
Monarch Research Project Trees in Non-Metro Communities $13,000
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Grounds Recovery Key to Mission-Based Programs $7,605
Prospect Meadows Grounds Recovery Key to Mission-Based Programs $23,400
Tanager Place Grounds Recovery Key to Mission-Based Programs $25,000
Trees Forever ReLeaf Cedar Rapids $225,000

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
African American Museum of Iowa Program Support Grant Fund $20,000 Black History is Iowa’s History – AAMI Programming
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Dubuque – Cedar Rapids office Program Support Grant Fund $50,000 Immigration Legal Services – 166641 (funded for 2 years)
Central Furniture Rescue Program Support Grant Fund $8,000 Central Furniture Rescue supplemental inventory
Deafinitely Dogs Inc. Program Support Grant Fund $40,000 Mental Health Initiative – COPE Facility Dogs – 167105 (funded for 2 years)
Four Oaks Family & Children’s Services Program Support Grant Fund $25,000 Entrepreneur Edge (E2): Tools for Business Success
Harmony School of Music Garner Family Donor-Advised Fund $250 Music opportunities for under-served children
Margaret I. Haupt Music Enrichment Fund $9,417
Program Support Grant Fund $333
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program Program Support Grant Fund $25,000 HACAP Food Reservoir BackPack Program
Heritage Area Agency on Aging Program Support Grant Fund $25,000 Healthy Homes
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance Program Support Grant Fund $25,000 Fueling for the road ahead
Indian Creek Nature Center GP Fund for the Environment $1,882 Creekside Forest School Transportation Preparation
Program Support Grant Fund $13,118
Iowa JAG Inc. Program Support Grant Fund $25,000 iJAG: Career Pathways for Underserved Youth
Lavender Legal Center Program Support Grant Fund $18,335 LGBTQ Legal Advocacy
Linn County Community Services Program Support Grant Fund $15,000 Mental Health Access Center EMR Creation & Support
Planned Parenthood of the North Central States White Cross Society Fund $3,585 Essential Health Education for Cedar Rapids Youth
Nina and Victor Merveaux Fund for Health and Health-Related Programs $8,100
Program Support Grant Fund $13,315
Red Cedar Chamber Music Iva C. Robb Fund for Artistic Initiative, a Liars Theater Legacy Fund $1,463 Into Nooks and Crannies: Chamber Music for Linn Co
Program Support Grant Fund $16,537
Refugee and Immigrant Association Program Support Grant Fund $5,000 School Transportation Program
SPT Theatre Company Program Support Grant Fund $15,000 SPT Theatre 2022-23 Season Support –
United We March Forward Garner Family Donor-Advised Fund $250 Drivers Education For Immigrants (DEFI)
Program Support Grant Fund $8,164
Chris and Shannon Bruns Charitable Giving Fund $500

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
African American Museum of Iowa Not Just February – AAMI Operating Support $20,000
Brucemore Inc. Growing an Organization – One Tree at a Time $25,000
Catherine McAuley Center Inc. Community Impact through Advocacy and Engagement $25,000
Feed Iowa First Alleviating Food Insecurity in Linn County $20,000
Matthew 25 Team Collaboration and Capacity Building $5,000
Mirrorbox Theatre Mirrorbox Theatre Technology and Finance Support $8,000
The History Center General Operating Grant – Support Mission Delivery $20,000

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

Endowment Challenge Grant Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount/ Duration
NewBo City Market Endowment Challenge Grant Fund $25,000

Competitive Donor-Advised Funds

Altorfer Inc.

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount
American Cancer Society – Cedar Rapids 2022 ACS $2,400
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc New Sports Buddies Program Attracts Male Mentors $2,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Corridor Unlocking the Future Capital Campaign $3,000
Brucemore Inc. Expanding the Landscape Experience $2,000
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity Repairs Program $2,000
Community Health Free Clinic FY23 Direct Patient Care $3,000
Deafinitely Dogs Inc. Mental Health Initiative – COPE Facility Dogs $2,000
Foundation 2 Crisis Services Emergency Youth Shelter Support $2,500
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance Neighborhood Transportation Service from 2 to 6 AM $2,400
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce $3,000
LBA Foundation LBA Foundation CR-Dreams Programming and services $2,000
Matthew 25 Cultivate Hope $2,500
Northwest Neighbors Neighborhood Association Shakespeare Garden $3,000
Orchestra Iowa Orchestra Iowa’s Centennial Education Programs $3,000
The Freedom Foundation Veterans Emergency Assistance Program $2,500

Bloomhall Family Fund

Organization/Applicant Purpose
Area Substance Abuse Council Substance Use Disorder Parent Education
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc New Sports Buddies Program Attracts Male Mentors
Boys and Girls Club of the Corridor Triple Play, a Game Plan for the Mind Body & Soul
Catherine McAuley Center Inc. Improving Health Experiences for Refugees
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity Repairs Program
Chelsey’s Dream Foundation Chelsey’s Dream Foundation- CDA Request
Community Health Free Clinic FY23 Direct Patient Care
Deafinitely Dogs Inc. Mental Health Initiative – COPE Facility Dogs
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy Healing HeARTS
Foundation 2 aka Foundation 2 Crisis Services Emergency Youth Shelter Support
Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America Scouting for Food
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance More Than a Meal
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce
LBA Foundation LBA 2022-23 Programming
Lisbon-Mount Vernon Ambulance Service A Safer Ride
Refugee and Immigrant Association School Transportation Program
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Ronald McDonald Family Room – Supporting Families
The Freedom Foundation Veterans Emergency Assistance Program
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa Variety – Specialized Bike Program

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

Diamond V

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount
African American Museum of Iowa Black History is Iowa’s History – AAMI Programming $7,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc New Sports Buddies Program Attracts Male Mentors $5,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Corridor Triple Play, a Game Plan for the Mind Body & Soul $3,500
Cedar Rapids Community School District Foundation Online Science Resources $4,000
Cedar Valley Humane Society Cedar Valley Humane Society Expansion & Renovation $10,000
Deafinitely Dogs Inc. Mental Health Initiative – COPE Facility Dogs $4,500
Feed Iowa First Increasing Food Security With Urban Farm Partners $5,000
First United Methodist Church, Marion Feeding Lunches to Youth Diamond V Grant Proposal $5,000
Foundation 2 Crisis Services Emergency Youth Shelter Support – $7,500
Harmony School of Music Music opportunities for under-served children $3,000
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance More Than a Meal $7,500
Indian Creek Nature Center Equipping Etzel Sugar Grove Farm $10,000
Iowa College Foundation ICF Annual Request to Diamond V June 2022 $2,000
Iowa JAG Inc. iJAG: Career Pathways for Underserved Youth $5,000
Junior League of Cedar Rapids Bridging the G.A.P. (Guide. Advocate. Provide.) $7,500
Matthew 25 Cultivate Hope $10,000
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Olivet Food Pantry Holiday Foods $6,000
St. Luke’s Health Care Foundation St. Luke’s Dental Health Center $5,000
The Freedom Foundation Veterans Weekly Free Lunch $2,000
Trees Forever Growing Futures Teen Tree Planting and Employment $15,000
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa Variety – Specialized Bike Program $5,000

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

Lil’ Drug Store Products, Inc.

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount
Brucemore Inc. Expanding the Landscape Experience $3,000
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy Arts VanGo! $4,000
Families Helping Families of Iowa Activity Scholarships for Youth in Foster Care $5,000
Foundation 2 Crisis Services Emergency Youth Shelter Support $5,000
Gems of Hope Gems of Hope Gifts of Education Scholarship $5,000
Harmony School of Music Music opportunities for under-served children $2,000
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance More Than a Meal (Meals on Wheels) $2,500
Iowa JAG Inc. iJAG: Career Pathways for Underserved Youth $2,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Inspiring Futures – Building Dreams $4,500
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce $2,500
Matthew 25 Cultivate Hope $5,000
Mercy Medical Center 2022 Especially for You Race Sponsorship $5,000
National Council on Youth Leadership NCYL Scholarship Application $2,000
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Home First Aid Kits for Olivet Clients $3,000
Orchestra Iowa Orchestra Iowa’s Centennial Link Up Program $5,000
Revival Theatre Company Revival Theatre Company’s Iowa Premiere of Titanic $2,500
The Arc of East Central Iowa Accessible Group Respite Activities $1,500
Wings2Water Further Development of the W2W Marketing Toolkit $1,000

World Class Industries

Organization/Applicant Purpose Amount
Boys and Girls Club of the Corridor Unlocking the Future Campaign (funded for 5 years) $50,000
Catherine McAuley Center Inc. LIFE Afterschool Program for Refugee Youth $6,000
Community Health Free Clinic FY23 Direct Patient Care $3,000
Eastern Iowa Health Center Eastern Iowa Dental Center Expansion Project $5,000
Families Helping Families of Iowa Activity Scholarships for Youth in Foster Care $3,500
Iowa College Foundation ICF Annual Request to World Class Industries 6_22 $4,000
Eastern Iowa Chapter JDRF JDRF One Walk World Class Industries Proposal $5,000
Kids First Law Center Advocacy for Children of High-Conflict Divorce $4,000
Fresh Start Ministries Items Needed for Community Re-Entry $5,000
Matthew 25 Cultivate Hope $10,000
Refugee and Immigrant Association School Transportation Program $2,000
Sleep in Heavenly Peace No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town! 2022 $3,500
The Arc of East Central Iowa Furniture and Equipment for Arc Classrooms $8,000
Tanager Place Capital Campaign (funded for 5 years) $25,000
Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families Waypoint Domestic Violence Safety Net Project $6,000
Olivet Neighborhood Mission Olivet Youth Programs $2,379

Jim Spaight Memorial Fund