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Community Foundation Now Taking Nominations for the 2023 Thrive Cohort Peer Group

At the Community Learning Series on November 10, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announced plans for the 2023 Thrive Cohort Peer Group. The 2023 version […]

Shirley Amthauer Joins the Community Foundation

On September 6, Shirley Amthauer joined the Community Foundation’s finance team as Accountant, assisting with the maintenance and analysis of financial records. Shirley comes to us […]

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 […]

Tommy Rhomberg Named Outstanding Youth Philanthropist

By now you’ve probably heard the story of Tommy Rhomberg and his ‘Great Derecho’ baseball bats. When the August 2020 derecho wreaked havoc on Eastern Iowa […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Announces Grant Opportunity for Violence Reduction

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces a grant opportunity for nonprofit organizations working toward creating a safe, equitable and thriving Linn County. Applications will be […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Approves Over $1.8 Million in Grants

The Board of Directors of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $1.84 million in grants to 105 nonprofit organizations. The awards include competitive Organization Support […]

Community Foundation Celebrates Nonprofit Professionals

On Thursday, September 8, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation will host the Nonprofit Party at the Lodge to celebrate Linn County nonprofit professionals. All nonprofit […]

Final Grants Distributed for Derecho Recovery

Two years after 140 mph winds tore through eastern Iowa, the damage wrought is still visible. Some 65% of the local tree canopy was lost, the […]