• 983 Funds
    Totaling $161.5 Million in Assets
  • $11.8 Million
    Total Grants in 2018
  • 1,594 Grants
    Awarded in 2018

News & Events

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Announces Animal Welfare Grant Cycle

Grant Deadline: Friday, June 14, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. CST The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces a one-time grant cycle for charitable organizations that provide […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Approves Over $5.2 Million in Grants

The Board of Directors of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $5.2 million in grants to 215 nonprofit organizations. The awards include competitive grants […]

First Grants Awarded from Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving (SET) Communities Fund

The Board of Directors of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $40,000 in grants to eight nonprofit organizations from the Creating Safe, Equitable and […]

Community Learning Series: Growth, Inclusion and Opportunity in the Local Economy

Please join us for the Community Learning Series: Growth, Inclusion and Opportunity in the Local Economy. We will host Susan Longworth, senior business economist in 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

    • $4,000YMCA Camp Wapsie 100 Year Centennial Improvements
      YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metro Area
    • $3,113Electrical and Security Upgrade Holman School
      Troy Mills Historical Society
    • $10,000Camp Tanager – Camperships for rural Linn County
      Tanager Place
    • $4,000Music in Rural Linn County Libraries 2019
      Red Cedar Chamber Music
    • $5,640Opera House Insulation and Infrastructure Project
      Old Opera House Community Arts Council
    • $2,5402019 TYA School Tour of “Character Round-Up!”
      Old Creamery Theatre Company
    • $10,000Advocates for Children in High-Conflict Divorce
      Kids First Law Center
    • $10,000Economically Empowering Rural Linn County Students
      Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa
    • $10,000Comprehensive K-12 Career and College Readiness
      Iowa College Access Network
    • $10,000Fire Hose replacement/Thermal Imaging Camera
      GCW Mutual Aid Society
    • $10,000Merry-Go-Round with Handicap Accessibility
      City of Walker
    • $10,000Senior Dining Home Delivered Meals FY19
      City of Central City
    • $10,000Mentoring Linn County Youth
      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc
    • $10,000Preventing Substance Use Disorders in Rural Linn
      Area Substance Abuse Council
    • $15,000Trees Forever Training Center Technology
      Trees Forever
    • $15,000Strategic Long-Term Sustainability Initiative
      Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • $2,152Obtain Computer to be used for Document Viewing
      Genealogical Society of Linn County
    • $15,000Economic Opportunity Created by Holistic Change
      Four Oaks Family & Children's Services
    • $4,646The Community Educator Project
      Alzheimer's Association - Iowa Chapter
    • $12,000Sound Infrastructure: Plan for Sustaining the AAMI
      African American Museum of Iowa
    • $15,000Building Hope Through Our Communities
      Affordable Housing Network Inc.
    • $8,000Peer Run Recovery and Wellness Center
      Abbe Center for Community Mental Health
    • $25,000Waypoint Madge Phillips Center Shelter
      Children and Families, Waypoint Services for Women
    • $5,000Tanager Place LGBTQ Youth Center
      Tanager Place
    • $10,000NMEP Program Fund Grant Application
      Neighborhood Meal & Enrichment Program
    • $12,500Revolution Starts in the Streets
      National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
    • $40,000Opportunity Center at Ladd Library (funded for 2 years)
      Kirkwood Community College Foundation
    • $20,000PATHS
      Jane Boyd Community House
    • $2,500Cribs for Kids Program
      Iowa Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
    • $60,000Health & Law Project (funded for 3 years)
      Iowa Legal Aid
    • $40,000Linn County FAFSA Challenge – Phase Two (funded for 2 years)
      Iowa College Access Network
    • $17,773Educational & Cultural Outreach for At-Risk Youth (funded for 2 years)
      Iowa Ceramics Center
    • $12,000Medications For Wellness 2019
      His Hands Free Clinic
    • $5,000Outreach Initiative
      Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Inc.
    • $4,000Safe Shelter & Housing Stability
      Friends of the Family
    • $15,000Emergency Youth Shelter Sensory Space
      Foundation 2 Inc.
    • $10,000Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank
      Eastern Iowa Health Center
    • $20,000Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL)
      Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation
    • $13,123Training equipment for apprenticeship program.
      Cedar Rapids Electrical Apprenticeship Training & Educational Trust
    • $30,000Improving Quality of Adult English Instruction
      Catherine McAuley Center Inc.