• 1,078 Funds
    Totaling $223.4 Million in Assets
  • $12.6 Million
    Total Grants Awarded in 2021
  • 501 Nonprofits
    Funded in 2021

News & Events

Community Foundation Receives Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid

In August, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid. Formerly known as Guidestar, Candid is the world’s largest source […]

Community Learning Series: Partnering with Emerging Black and Brown Leaders

On November 10, the Community Foundation will host an in-person event to reflect on and discuss a recent initiative to partner with emerging Black and Brown […]

Nonprofit Network Celebrates 10 Years of Support

A decade ago, on October 26, 2012, dozens of nonprofit professionals gathered for a special open house at the Community Foundation. The event was a celebration—the […]

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

    • $10,000County Endowment Restricted Fund
      Hawkeye Downs
    • $4,940Holman School
      Troy Mills Historical Society
    • $10,000Linn County Historical Educational Programs
      The History Center
    • $9,956Technology Infrastructure & Equipment
      The American Legion - Central City Legion Post 421
    • $4,000Chamber Music in Rural Linn County Libraries 2022
      Red Cedar Chamber Music
    • $5,555Equipment for Shakespeare in the Park
      Old Opera House Community Arts Council of Coggon
    • $10,000Equipment for Shakespeare in the Park
    • $10,0001,000 Mile Pilot (2022 planting season)
      Monarch Research Project
    • $10,000Advocates for Children in High Conflict Divorce
      Kids First Law Center
    • $10,000Building Futures Inspiring Dreams
      Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa
    • $10,000Comprehensive K-8 Curriculum – Phase Two
      Iowa College Access Network
    • $10,000Meals on Wheels: Lisbon
      Horizons
    • $4,000Safety and Housing Stability
      Friends of the Family
    • $9,000Rooted in Home
      Family Promise of Linn County
    • $10,000Program Support for Children in Foster Care
      Families Helping Families of Iowa
    • $10,000Tuckpointing
      Coggon Area Betterment Association
    • $10,000Central City Senior Dining Meal Program FY22
      City of Central City
    • $8,200Enhanced outreach opportunities
      Cedar Amateur Astronomers
    • $5,000Substance Education for Parents
      ASAC