• 714 Funds
    Totaling $140 Million in Assets
  • $6 Million
    Total Grants in 2013
  • 1,050 Grants
    Awarded in 2013

News & Events

Celebration of Community Event to Recognize the Work of Nonprofits in Linn County

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is hosting the second annual Celebration of Community event to celebrate the work of nonprofits in Linn [...]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Announces Fall Grant Cycle

Grant Deadline: Wednesday, October 15, 2014   The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is accepting applications from local charitable[...]

How to Make an Impact

  • Chris & Suzy Brucemore

    Establish a Fund

    We can establish a fund in your name, the name of your family or business, or in honor of any person or organization you choose. There are many types of funds available and we can help you choose the right one. If you choose an endowed fund, your gift—and all future earnings — will support the causes you care about most, forever.

  • Make Meaningful Gifts

    Based on the type of fund you choose to establish, you can be involved in the work your gift supports. You can make a charitable recommendation or rely on the experienced staff at the Community Foundation to determine the areas of greatest need in our community. With Board approval, the Community Foundation will issue grants in the name of the fund you establish. The best part? We handle all the administrative details.

  • Barry & Gilda Boyer

    Contact Us

    There are many options available when considering your charitable giving. We can work with you to design solutions for your philanthropic goals. You can make a gift now or leave the Community Foundation in your will or living trust. We accept a variety of gifts. You can give to an existing fund or start your own fund.

Recent Grants

  • African American Museum of Iowa $30,000
    Products of a Creative Mind: African American Inventors and Innovators
  • Horizons – A Family Service Alliance $12,238
    Healthy Horizons Hoophouse 2014
  • Area Substance Abuse Council $30,000
    ASAC’s Dual Diagnosis Recovery Center
  • Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre $10,500
    Fundraising Technology Acquisition/Implementation – 2014