About Us

Watch our Mission

We help donors reach their charitable goals and strengthen nonprofits to support a healthy and vibrant Linn County. To watch a video of how we carry out our mission,
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The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation improves the quality of life for all by promoting charitable giving, connecting donors to the causes they care about, strengthening nonprofits through grants and support, and providing leadership on community issues that involve charitable giving.

Helping Donors Give in Meaningful Ways

We help donors make a difference in our community by investing in charitable funds at the Community Foundation.  These funds can benefit the community forever and help donors create personal legacies.  We provide our donors and fund holders with the highest possible level of philanthropic services including expert advice, professional fund management, maximum tax savings, and community knowledge of hundreds of local nonprofit organizations.

Strengthening Nonprofits

We provide leadership to nonprofit organizations by financially supporting them through grants and providing professional development opportunities.  Our grant programs invest in innovation, sustainability and capacity building across the spectrum of nonprofits including education, human services, arts and culture, health, and the environment.  Our Nonprofit Network is a point of connection for local nonprofit organizations and professionals, concentrating on three areas:  peer engagement, learning opportunities and information.

Providing Leadership to Support a Vibrant Community

For more than 40 years, the Community Foundation has been working closely with donors, local leaders, and hundreds of nonprofit organizations.  We are a planner, convener and catalyst for community solutions that have lasting impact.  We leverage our resources with others to support crucial community initiatives and create real change.


Please take a moment to get to know us or click here to see how we work together to make a difference in our community.