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New Report Details Revitalization Efforts in Four Industrial Cities

SOURCE: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago CHICAGO- (April 4, 2017) – A new report describes the actions four U.S. industrial cities are taking to improve economic outcomes […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Announces Summer Grant Cycle

Grant Deadline: Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. CST CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces its second grant cycle for […]

Community Foundation Seeks Development Assistant

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is seeking a Development Assistant to be responsible for administrative operations of the Development Team including gift processing, donor acknowledgement, […]

Community Foundation Welcomes Director of Grant Programs

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Jenny Becker will join the Community Foundation team as Director of Grant Programs on April […]

Wheelchair Ramp Accessibility Program

The Wheelchair Ramp Accessibility Program made it so that everything was legal and affordable and it was one less thing to worry about. It’s given us […]

Pets for Vets

He completed the family and is something that we didn’t even know we were missing before. We couldn’t even think of our lives without him at […]

First Lutheran Church

This program serves the folks at the margins and it’s rewarding, in part, because it’s a ministry we can all share in. – Vicki Hughes Food […]

Community Endowment Fund Helps Donors Make a Lasting Difference

The Community Endowment Fund is a permanent fund established to support competitive grant programs at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. For many donors, this is […]

Flood Recovery Efforts Supported Through Private Philanthropy

Over 60 businesses, organizations and individuals contributed to assist with our community’s recovery from the September 2016 flood. Three funds were activated at the Greater Cedar […]

Modest Money Builds an Endowment

  When Rich and Marion Patterson moved to Cedar Rapids in 1978, they had no idea the community would be their home for the next 40 […]