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Community Foundation Appoints Program Officer and Announces First Grant Opportunity for Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities Fund

  The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation has appointed Rachel Rockwell as Program Officer to facilitate the grantmaking from the Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving (SET) […]

Fund Anniversaries in 2019

The Community Foundation is home to nearly one thousand charitable funds established by individuals and organizations.  These funds ensure the longevity of our community and illustrate […]

Throwback Fund: Myron and Esther Wilson

What if you could stash way some money today to give away tomorrow? What if you could invest that money, and then use those gains to […]

Board Members Pass the Baton

In December, the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors thanked four exiting members for their years of service. Lydia Brown, Karl Cassell, Greg Dunn and Maureen Kenney […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Approves Over $3 Million in Grants

The Board of Directors of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $3.3 million in grants to 116 nonprofit organizations. The awards include competitive grants […]

Dick and Kate Minette: Engaging the Next Generation

Dick and Kate Minette are first generation Community Foundation donors. “We have talked to our children very seriously about what we believe should be done with […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Announces Spring Grant Cycle

Grant Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. CST   CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces its first grant cycle […]

Endow Iowa Program Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Des Moines, IA – (December 20, 2018) The Endow Iowa program celebrated its 15th Anniversary with a proclamation signing in Governor Reynolds’ office today. The program […]

Nonprofits with Endowed Funds Offer Year-End Giving Option

Endowed funds help to sustain an organization’s mission. An endowment provides organizations with general operating support, stability during cyclical variances in income, and financial support for […]

Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates

iJAG is like a second home and a family at school to help guide you. They helped me get out of my comfort zone and provided […]