• 1,045 Funds
    Totaling $194.5 Million in Assets
  • $13.8 Million
    Total Grants Awarded in 2020
  • 543 Nonprofits
    Funded in 2020

News & Events

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Announces Summer 2021 Grant Cycle

Grant Deadline: Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. CST The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces its second grant cycle for 2021 for local charitable […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Approves Over $5.3 Million in Grants

The Board of Directors of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $5.3 million in grants to 198 nonprofit organizations. The awards include competitive Organizational Support […]

Local funders grant $1.45 million to PATCH Program to assist with derecho home repair needs

Homeowner requests for assistance with housing repairs from damage sustained in the August 10 derecho through the Providing Assistance to Community Homeowners (PATCH) Program have increased. […]

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

    • $40,000Wellington Heights Neighborhood Engagement Program
      Wellington Heights Community Church
    • $43,795S.O.S.: Saving Our Sisters
      Tanager Place
    • $25,000Cedar Rapids-Choose to Change Program
      LBA Foundation
    • $50,000Targeted Violence Prevention for Young Adults
      Foundation 2 Inc.
    • $41,205Community Hope and Transformation (C.H.A.T.)
      Central City Development Corporation
    • $20,000Shelter Staff and Sanitation Supplies
      Willis Dady Emergency Shelter
    • $20,000Child Care Classroom Support & Supplies
      Waypoint Services for Women
    • $20,473.31Healthcare Staff, PPE & Sanitation
      Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
    • $10,263Fast track to Success
      Amani Community Services
    • $23,225Long Term Recovery Navigator
      Waypoint Services for Women
    • $10,000Hawkeye Downs Racing School
      Hawkeye Downs
    • $7,500Waypoint Domestic Violence Safety Net Project
      Waypoint Services for Women
    • $6,500Adapting Educational Programs for Digital Delivery
      The History Center
    • $10,000Rural Linn County Systems Enhancement Initiative
      Riverview Center
    • $4,000Chamber Music in Rural Linn County Libraries 2021
      Red Cedar Chamber Music
    • $10,0001,000 Mile Pilot (2021 planting season)
      Monarch Research Project
    • $10,000Advocates for Children in High-Conflict Divorce
      Kids First Law Center
    • $10,000Comprehensive K-8 Career and College Readiness
      Iowa College Access Network
    • $10,000Meals for Older Adults in Lisbon
      A Family Service Alliance
    • $3,217.35Purchase 4 complete sets of bunker gear
      GCW Mutual Aid Society
    • $4,000Safety and Housing Stability
      Friends of the Family
    • $7,500Equitable Land Access
      Feed Iowa First
    • $10,000Foster Care Program Support – Linn Co. Non-Metro
      Families Helping Families of Iowa
    • $10,000WaterpROOF
      Coggon Area Betterment Association
    • $10,000Senior Dining Home Delivered Meals FY21
      City of Central City
    • $10,000Sustain Mentoring For Children’s Well-Being
      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa
    • $17,000Building Bright Futures Program Expansion
    • $20,000CR Metro YMCA COVID Impact and Disaster Recovery
      YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metro Area
    • $15,000Theatre Cedar Rapids Sustaining Support Cycle 3
      Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • $20,000Sustain the Primary Mission of The History Center
      The History Center
    • $20,000Maintaining Capacity for Inpatient Treatment
      Tanager Place
    • $3,4642020 Impact of COVID-19
      Prospect Meadows
    • $6,5362020 Impact of COVID-19
      Prospect Meadows
    • $20,000Reimagining Orchestra Iowa’s 2020-21 Programs
      Orchestra Iowa
    • $2,500Holiday Supplemental Food Project
      Olivet Neighborhood Mission
    • $20,000Virtual Teaching Hub
    • $20,0002020-2021 COVID-19 Operational Response
      NewBo City Market
    • $5,000Mirrorbox Theatre 2021 Season Support
      Mirrorbox Theatre
    • $10,000Junior League of Cedar Rapids Bridging the G.A.P.
      Junior League of Cedar Rapids
    • $20,000Inspiring Brighter Tomorrows
      Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa
    • $4,420Student and Educator Support During COVID-19
      Iowa College Access Network
    • $20,000Organizational Support and Programming Adaptation
      Iowa Ceramics Center
    • $20,000Land and Education Recovery at the Nature Center
      Indian Creek Nature Center
    • $5,000Girl Scout Leadership Development Program
      Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Inc.
    • $20,000Technology and Program Adjustments
      Gems of Hope
    • $15,000Victim Services
      Friends of the Family
    • $17,472Farm Manager Partial Salary
      Feed Iowa First
    • $15,000Support for Prevention, Shelter, and Stabilization
      Family Promise of Linn County
    • $10,000Navigating COVID-19
      Eastern Iowa Arts Academy
    • $20,000Keeping the District Vital
      Czech Village New Bohemia DISTRICT
    • $20,000CVHS Covid-19 Operations
      Cedar Valley Humane Society
    • $10,000Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre 2020-2021 Season
      Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
    • $20,000A Year of Iowa Programming Support
      Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
    • $10,000Maintaining Essential Programming and Staff
      Catherine McAuley Center Inc.
    • $15,300Digital Engagement Improvements
    • $10,000Bounce Back in 2020 – Stay on Track in 2021
      Boys and Girls Club of the Corridor