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Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Officers and Members

At the beginning of 2022, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Directors elected new officers and welcomed two new members. The Community Foundation relies […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Announces First Grant Cycle of 2022

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces its first grant cycle for 2022 for local charitable nonprofits. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, February 15, 2022 […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Approves Over $4 Million in Grants

The Board of Directors of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation recently approved over $4 million in grants to more than 125 nonprofit organizations. The awards include […]

Bill Quarton’s Big Idea Brought to Life

Nearly forty years ago, Bill Quarton had an idea. What if Cedar Rapids, his beloved chosen home, had an organization that looked out for the community […]

CRST: Three Decades of Charitable Giving

In 1991, CRST International established one of the first donor-advised funds at the newly public Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. In the 30 years since, that […]

Recent Community Foundation Staff Updates and Celebrations

Michelle Beisker Honored at CBJ Women of Influence Event On November 3, Michelle Beisker, Senior Vice President of Development, was named one of the Corridor Business […]

Community Foundation Receives National Standards Reaccreditation

In November, the Community Foundation received reaccreditation by the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations™. The accreditation process provides quality assurance by verifying that foundations maintain […]

Foundation 2 Receives Grant to Support Group Violence Intervention Implementation

On November 11, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation approved a $200,000 grant to Foundation 2 from the Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities (SET) Fund. […]

John and Dyan Smith: Creators of Opportunity

For John and Dyan Smith, charitable giving is a labor of love. For more than thirty years, they have supported a range of causes, projects, and […]

New Grant Opportunity to Support Derecho Recovery Expenses for Organizations with Grounds Used for Mission-Based Programming

Today the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces a new grant opportunity for nonprofit organizations in Linn County with derecho-related recovery expenses for grounds that are […]