The Community Foundation’s competitive grant programs are supported by the Greater Good Fund, an unrestricted, endowed fund established to help nonprofits meet the needs of Linn County. Additional support comes from Field of Interest Funds, established by donors who want to support a specific charitable cause in our community.

Program Support Grant Fund

OrganizationPurposeAmountField of Interest Fund Name
Affordable Housing Network, Inc.Affordable Housing Network Tenant Support $790Homer E. and Irma B. Busby Fund for Human Services
BrucemoreGrowing Program Capacity: A Vision for Engagement $25,000
Catherine McAuley CenterEssential Services for Women in Crisis$1,000Michael R. and Marla K. Valliere Donor-Advised Fund
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art2023-2024 Exhibition and Education Support $25,000
City of Central CityFood Costs Affect Program Serving At Risk Seniors $10,000
Community Health Free ClinicBeing Seen and Heard$1,438Nina and Victor Merveaux Fund for Health and Health-Related Programs
$4,031Robert E. and Corinne L. Yaw Fund
$2,531Van Nostrand Fund for Health Related Activities
Discovery Living Inc.Independence and Safety Through Keyless Entry Lock$7,250
His Hands Free ClinicDental Equipment to address great community needs $5,000Anonymous
$7,000Van Nostrand Fund for Health Related Activities
Iowa Legal AidLinn County Housing Stability Project$25,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern IowaJA Finance Park® Mobile: The Game of Life $368Abbott, Joan and Ann Lipsky Endowed Fund for Child-Centered Programs
Junior League of Cedar RapidsBridging the G.A.P. (Guide. Advocate. Provide.)$6,000Robert E. and Corinne L. Yaw Fund
Olivet Neighborhood MissionPurchasing Food for Olivet’s Food Pantry $1,212Claire and Vernon Hudek Fund
$1,000Michael R. and Marla K. Valliere Donor-Advised Fund
$930Ralph E. and Barbara J. Hughes Endowed Fund for Church-Related Human Service Activities
$2,426Tokheim Family Field of Interest Fund for the Homeless and Hungry of Cedar Rapids
Southeast Linn Community CenterSupporting Rural Food Access $250Garner Family Donor-Advised Fund
TanagerFreedom Schools $4,663Jay and Bonnie Petersen Fund for Children and the Underprivileged
$1,000Michael R. and Marla K. Valliere Donor-Advised Fund
$5,085Nina and Victor Merveaux Fund for Low-Income Families

Organization Support Grant Fund

OrganizationPurposeAmountFund Name
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central IowaGrowing Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion$741Fund for Management Resourcing
Cedar Rapids Museum of ArtFY 2024 General Operating Support$25,000
Fellowship Club of Cedar RapidsAchieving Recovery, Restoring Community $15,000
Freedom Stitchers of IARelocate the Freedom Stitchers of Iowa Operations$3,200
Harmony School of MusicHarmony School General Operating Support $20,000
Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass StudioCommunity Relationship Management Upgrade $9,218
LBA FoundationLBA Foundation Organizational Support 2023 $200Garner Family Endowed Donor-Advised Fund
National Czech & Slovak Museum & LibraryNCSML Mission Support $25,000
N-Compass IncDevelop Iowa Project AWARE fundraising strategy $1,855GP Fund for the Environment
Orchestra IowaTechnology Upgrades for Fundraising & Stewardship $3,000Anonymous
The Arc of East Central IowaGeneral Operating Support$25,000General Operating Support
The Freedom FoundationFreedom Foundation Expansion$20,000

Rapid Response Grant Fund

Bridge Under the BridgeEmergency Expense: Service Vehicles Recovery$2,500
Harmony School of MusicEmergency Expenses: Unexpected Needs $2,500
Revival Theatre CompanyEmergency Expense: Building a Sustainable Future$2,500

Community Investment Fund

Research Foundation of the City University of New YorkNational Network for Safe Communities $13,000

Competitive Donor-Advised Funds

CRST International

Cedar Rapids Museum of ArtSpring 2023 Exhibition and Educational Programming$10,000
Cedar Rapids Opera TheatreSeason Sponsorship – 25th Anniversary$30,000
Cornell CollegeGeneral Support$25,000
Cornell CollegeGeneral Support for Berry Center$5,000
Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Inc.Leadership Program for Girls in Linn County$5,000
His Hands Free ClinicHis Hands Free Clinic GreatNeed.GreatCare Campaign$15,000
Inland Empire United WayGeneral Support$14,914
Iowa College FoundationDEI Opportunity Scholarship Request 10-22 to CRST$5,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern IowaCreating a World of Possibilities$10,000
Matthew 25Cultivate Hope$15,000
Metro United Way Inc.General Support$1,921
Mount Mercy UniversityGeneral Support$10,000
National Czech & Slovak Museum & LibraryArts and Culture Programming$30,000
Northwest Neighbors Neighborhood AssociationShakespeare Garden$10,000
Orchestra IowaCelebrating Orchestra Iowa’s Centennial Season$30,000
Refugee and Immigrant AssociationSchool Transportation Program$2,000
TanagerOne Week of Summer Camp at Camp Tanager 2023$35,000
Theatre Cedar RapidsTCR 2022-2023 Season Broadway Series Sponsorship$30,000
United Way of Allen CountyGeneral Support$7,294
United Way of Buffalo and Erie CountyGeneral Support$2,871
United Way of Central Alabama, Inc.General Support$3,443
United Way of Cowlitz & Wahkiakum CountiesGeneral Support$580
United Way of East Central IowaGeneral Support$66,418
United Way of East Central IowaGeneral Support$93,418
United Way of Greater CincinnatiGeneral Support$1,577
United Way of Greater Los AngelesGeneral Support$175
United Way of Lane CountyGeneral Support$226
United Way of San Joaquin CountyGeneral Support$2,533
Valley of the Sun United WayGeneral Support$792

GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation

African American Museum of IowaVoices Inspiring Progress $10,000
Alzheimer’s Association – Iowa ChapterWalk to End Alzheimer’s Sponsorship $2,500
American Cancer Society – Cedar RapidsRelay for Life of Linn County$5,000
American Heart Association2023 Go Red for Women 20th Anniversary$2,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central IowaMentoring to Support Youth Mental Wellbeing $10,000
Boys and Girls Club of the CorridorFinding Academic Success with BGCC $2,500
Brucemore Inc.History Tours 2023: Expanding on Traditions $15,000
Catherine McAuley CenterEnglish Tutoring & Classes for Adult Learners $5,000
Cedar Rapids Museum of ArtFall 2023 Exhibitions and Educational Programming $10,000
Cedar Rapids Museum of ArtCRMA Gala 2023 Sponsorship $10,000
Cedar Rapids Opera TheatreCRO: Season Sponsorship FY24 Young Artist Program $15,000
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity10th St SE $10,000
Deafinitely Dogs Inc.Service Dog in Training Transportation$3,000
Foundation 2 aka Foundation 2 Crisis ServicesFoundation 2 Headquarters Facility $10,000
Four Oaks Family and Children’s ServicesFour Oaks Achievement Academy Out of School Care$5,000
Friends of Noelridge Park Greenhouse & Botanical Center IncA Whimsical Garden $1,000
Harmony School of MusicMusic for positive youth, community development $2,000
His Hands Free ClinicSpreading the word about free healthcare $5,000
Horizons – A Family Service AllianceMeals on Wheels Kitchen Equipment $5,000
Indian Creek Nature CenterCelebrating 50 Years in our Community in 2023 $10,000
International Academy for Russian Music, Arts & CultureIARGUS 2023, September 7-10$2,500
Iowa College FoundationICF Funding Request to GreatAmerica February 2023 $20,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern IowaCreating Boundless Possibilities for Linn Co Youth $12,000
Kids First Law CenterAdvocacy for Children of High Conflict Divorce$1,000
Kirkwood Community College FoundationGreatAmerica Financial Services Scholarship $20,000
Lisbon-Mount Vernon Ambulance ServiceRadio Communications $2,500
Matthew 25Cultivate Hope $5,000
Mercy Medical Center2023 Especially for You Race Sponsorship $5,000
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library2023 Arts and Culture Programming $25,000
Olivet Neighborhood MissionSchool Supplies Drive Sponsor $2,000
Orchestra IowaOrchestra Iowa’s 2022 2023 Centennial Season$50,000
Red Cedar Chamber MusicChamber Music in Linn County Public Schools $2,500
Refugee and Immigrant AssociationSchool Transportation Program $1,000
The District…Sponsorship to Carry On Iconic Fundraiser $8,000
Theatre Cedar RapidsSponsorship for School of Rock at TCR $35,000
Willis Dady Homeless ServicesChandler Pump Supportive Housing Capital Campaign $15,000
Zach Johnson FoundationKids on Course Program$25,000
Coe CollegeGeneral Fund$10,000
Cornell CollegeGeneral Fund$10,000
Mount Mercy UniversityScholarship Fund$10,000
Mount Mercy UniversityGeneral Fund$20,000

McGrath Automotive Group

American Cancer Society – Cedar RapidsMcGrath Grant$2,500
Catherine McAuley Center Inc.LIFE Program for Refugee Youth$4,000
Children’s Cancer ConnectionCamp Heart Connection  Linn County$2,500
Community Health Free ClinicDirect Patient Care Services$2,500
Eastern Iowa Arts AcademyArts VanGo!$2,000
Feed Iowa FirstIncreasing Food Access for Linn County Families$2,500
Foundation 2 aka Foundation 2 Crisis ServicesFoundation 2 Crisis Services Headquarters Facility$20,000
Horizons – A Family Service AllianceNTS Rides to Childcare$5,000
Iowa JAG Inc.iJAG: Career Pathways for Underserved Youth$2,500
Kids First Law CenterAdvocacy for Children of High Conflict Divorce$2,500
Lavender Legal CenterLGBTQ Legal Advocacy$2,500
Linn County Trails AssociationFundraising Campaign for 3 trail projects.$2,500
Matthew 25Cultivate Hope$2,500
Refugee and Immigrant AssociationSchool Transportation Program$1,000
Waypoint Services for Women, Children and FamiliesCelebrate Waypoint Sponsorship$5,000
YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metro AreaElevating Camp Wapsie’s Staff Housing$2,500
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