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Make a gift to our Year-End Investment Drive

Our community has grown so much together over the last year. With your help, we continue to serve the Czech Village-New Bohemia Main Street District by providing the vision for a successful future. Our organization helps leverage grants and other resources with private investment to make a big impact. We assist in bringing new businesses to our community, creating new jobs for our workforce. But it goes beyond just getting them here; we help create an environment for success. Whether it is driving traffic to their door through marketing and events, providing resources for growth such as a revolving loan fund, or holding networking events to spark collaboration, Main Street is a catalyst for change.


Now, you can help Czech Village-New Bohemia Main Street make Cedar Rapids a distinctive destination. Your investment will aid the following initiatives in 2018:

  • Provide Small Business Support & Engagement to our network of nearly 200 businesses; filling vacant spaces with unique businesses offering experiences that can only be found here.
  •  Develop a Cohesive Vision among stakeholders; defining goals for the next phase of revitalization.
  • Build grant funds to promote Infill Development & Historic Preservation.
  • Enhance the Resident & Visitor Experience through improvements such as wayfinding signage and increased housing, shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

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We have big goals and your financial support can help make them a reality.

With the generous donations received last year, the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District was able to achieve great things!

Business Development

  • Awarded 1 loan totaling $5,000 from our Revolving Loan Fund
  • Hosted 4 business-to-business networking events with double attendance
  • Czech Deli & Bakery received $500 prize at Open 4 Business Competition
  • Hosted business support programs including Facebook & Visual Merchandising workshops
  • Participated in Mayor’s Summit on Entrepreneurship

 Community Development

  • Awarded $80,900 in grants for building improvements
  • Planted & maintained 63 flower beds
  • Partner in core district wayfinding study to enhance visitor navigation
  • Partner on Overalls All Over sculpture parade

 Community Engagement

  • Conducted 15 public presentations, tours, and interviews about District successes

 2016 Flood

  • We were there to guide our businesses and neighbors through the crisis; disseminating vital information and aligning volunteer and protective resources to fill critical needs
  • Provided $5,000 in recovery assistance

With your tax-deductible gift, we can continue to make a difference. Please make a donation through the link at the top of the page or by check made payable to CVNB Main Street and sent to 1107 3rd Street SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401.


Become a 2017 Sponsor

Sponsorship Options

Thank you to our current investors!

Program & Event Sponsors
Acme Electric
Bankers Trust
Don & Diann Barrigar
Robert Becker
Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
City of Cedar Rapids
Czech Cottage
GCRCF Donor Advised Fund - Great America Leasing
Go Cedar Rapids
Goldfinch Cyclery
Guaranty Bank & Trust
Hills Bank & Trust Company
Iowa Economic Development Authority (Main Street Iowa)
Jelinek Memorial Fund
King's Material Inc.
Linn County
Little House Artifacts
McClain Conulting LLC
McNary Marketing & Design
Red Ball Printing
Shoemaker & Haaland Professional Engineers
Strategic Print Solutions
University of Iowa Community Credit Union
Western Fraternal Life
Pediment ($1,000+)
Thomas Letarte
Thorland Company
Entablature ($500-999)
Freund-Vector Corporation
Gibbs Lamb Drown Commercial Real Estate
Tim Klima
Dusty Road LLC
Chuck & Mary Ann Peters
Tom & Cathy Petersen
US Bank
Capital ($250-499)
Douglas & Sheila Brakhahn
Brecke Mechanical Contractors
Cedar Rapids Area Association of REALTORS
Brian Fagan
GO Cedar Rapids
Pam Imerman
King's Material Inc.
Lion Bridge Brewing Co.
Scott & Penny Olson
Strategic Print Solutions, Inc.
Chris Wand
Emily Weber
Column ($100-249)
2001 Development Corporation
Don & Diann Barrigar
Lu Barron
Jack & Nancy Evans
Fleck Sales
Fusion Studio
Great American Popcorn Company
Iron Leaf Press
Scott Kruger
Howard & Mary Ann Kucera
Todd & Carol McNall
Mount Vernon Bank & Trust
NewBo Mercantile & Vintage Shop
Papich-Kuba Funeral Service
Maura Pilcher & Mike Tertinger
Matthew & Jennifer Pruden
Sara Reasner
Vern Rompot
Sandy Rosenberger
Dean Spina
Strategic Print Solutions
The Gazette Company
Valenta Plumbing & Heating
Dawn Waller
Foundation (up to $99)
Mel Andringa
Kaitlin Byers
Betty Clinton
Brady & Emily Dorman
Ebert Honey
Gail Handley
J.P. Gasway Company Inc.
Lisa Guge
Gail Naughton
New Leaf Historic Properties
Phillip Platz
Cynthia Petersen
Casey & Lindsay Prince
Shive-Hattery Inc,
The Early Bird Cafe
Leah Wilson