• 870 Funds
    Totaling $173.2 Million in Assets
  • $9 Million
    Total Grants in 2017
  • 1,379 Grants
    Awarded in 2017

News & Events

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Approves Over $3 Million in Grants

The Board of Directors of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $3.3 million in grants to 116 nonprofit organizations. The awards include competitive grants […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Announces Spring Grant Cycle

Grant Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. CST   CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces its first grant cycle […]

Endow Iowa Program Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Des Moines, IA – (December 20, 2018) The Endow Iowa program celebrated its 15th Anniversary with a proclamation signing in Governor Reynolds’ office today. The program […]

How to Make an Impact

  • 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.

  • 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

    • YMCA Camp Wapsie 100 Year Centennial Improvements $4,000YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metro Area
    • Electrical and Security Upgrade Holman School $3,113Troy Mills Historical Society
    • Camp Tanager - Camperships for rural Linn County $10,000Tanager Place
    • Music in Rural Linn County Libraries 2019 $4,000Red Cedar Chamber Music
    • Opera House Insulation and Infrastructure Project $5,640Old Opera House Community Arts Council
    • 2019 TYA School Tour of "Character Round-Up!" $2,540Old Creamery Theatre Company
    • Advocates for Children in High-Conflict Divorce $10,000Kids First Law Center
    • Economically Empowering Rural Linn County Students $10,000Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa
    • Comprehensive K-12 Career and College Readiness $10,000Iowa College Access Network
    • Fire Hose replacement/Thermal Imaging Camera $10,000GCW Mutual Aid Society
    • Safe Shelter & Housing Stability $4,000Friends of the Family
    • Merry-Go-Round with Handicap Accessibility $10,000City of Walker
    • Senior Dining Home Delivered Meals FY19 $10,000City of Central City
    • Mentoring Linn County Youth $10,000Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc
    • Preventing Substance Use Disorders in Rural Linn $10,000Area Substance Abuse Council
    • Trees Forever Training Center Technology $15,000Trees Forever
    • Strategic Long-Term Sustainability Initiative $15,000Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • Obtain Computer to be used for Document Viewing $2,152Genealogical Society of Linn County
    • Economic Opportunity Created by Holistic Change $15,000Four Oaks Family & Children’s Services
    • The Community Educator Project $4,646Alzheimer’s Association – Iowa Chapter
    • Sound Infrastructure: Plan for Sustaining the AAMI $12,000African American Museum of Iowa
    • Building Hope Through Our Communities $15,000Affordable Housing Network Inc.
    • Peer Run Recovery and Wellness Center $8,000Abbe Center for Community Mental Health
    • Waypoint Madge Phillips Center Shelter $25,000Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families
    • Tanager Place LGBTQ Youth Center $5,000Tanager Place
    • NMEP Program Fund Grant Application $10,000Neighborhood Meal & Enrichment Program
    • Revolution Starts in the Streets $12,500National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
    • Opportunity Center at Ladd Library (funded for 2 years) $40,000Kirkwood Community College Foundation
    • PATHS $20,000Jane Boyd Community House
    • Cribs for Kids Program $2,500Iowa Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
    • Health & Law Project (funded for 3 years) $60,000Iowa Legal Aid
    • Linn County FAFSA Challenge - Phase Two (funded for 2 years) $40,000Iowa College Access Network
    • Educational & Cultural Outreach for At-Risk Youth (funded for 2 years) $17,773Iowa Ceramics Center
    • Medications For Wellness 2019 $12,000His Hands Free Clinic
    • Outreach Initiative $5,000Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Inc.
    • Safe Shelter & Housing Stability $15,000Friends of the Family
    • Emergency Youth Shelter Sensory Space $15,000Foundation 2 Inc.
    • Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank $10,000Eastern Iowa Health Center
    • Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (DPIL) $20,000Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation
    • Training equipment for apprenticeship program. $13,123Cedar Rapids Electrical Apprenticeship Training & Educational Trust
    • Improving Quality of Adult English Instruction $30,000Catherine McAuley Center Inc.