Community Foundation Matches Gifts to Linn County Public Classrooms

Published: August 2, 2023 | By: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation | Category:

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces it has once again partnered with DonorsChoose to match gifts to help fund classroom projects in Linn County, Iowa.  DonorsChoose is a nonprofit organization that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Funding is available to support classroom education projects in Linn County public schools for grades K-12 that cannot be funded through the school’s budget.

Teachers can create classroom projects at, and donors can give any amount to the projects. The Community Foundation provides a 1:1 match for each donation to projects with a total cost of $2,000 or less. The match became available on August 1, 2023, and $25,000 is available.

Currently, 36 projects are posted on by Linn County teachers seeking support for math and reading supplies, STEM activities and games, art materials, cleaning supplies and more. Click here to view the projects and make a gift.

In previous years, the match has been used up by October. In 2022, 64 teachers from 24 Linn County schools participated. 109 projects were funded.

For more information on DonorsChoose or the Community Foundation’s Fund for Educational Excellence, please contact Rochelle Naylor at 319.774.2373 or  

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