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Les Garner Named Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Laureate

On September 19, Community Foundation President & CEO Les Garner was inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame. This honor recognizes Les’ impact on […]

Over 10,000 Students in Linn County Benefit from Matching Gift Through DonorsChoose.org

When Ashley Phelan graduated from UNI and got her first teaching job, she was thrilled. She was following her passions, and now, she would be able […]

Community Learning Series Event to Highlight Local Effort to Welcome and Include Immigrants

Event Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 4:30 – 6 p.m. National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library   CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Greater Cedar Rapids […]

Starting on the Path to Professional Success

Think back on your first job. For many of us, it’s easy to remember our adolescent years with a tinge of nostalgia, forgetting all the stress […]

Youth Challenge Camp: Inspiring Hope in Young People

In response to the same violence that led to the creation of the SET Task Force, Jane Boyd Community House started a street outreach program in […]

Building Connection Through Art and Movement

It takes a village to raise a child. That’s the idea behind a summer mural project at Hoover Elementary School which aims to give kids a […]

2019 Giving Guide Available Now

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2019 Giving Guide is now available from the Corridor Business Journal. The Giving Guide […]

The Community Foundation Is Here for You

Guest Perspective: Amy Lynch, Board Chair For a long time, community foundations have filled a unique role in the philanthropic landscape. Donor-advised funds have allowed philanthropists […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Approves Nearly $1.5 Million in Grants

The Board of Directors of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $1,490,057 in grants to 136 nonprofit organizations. The awards include competitive grants from the […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Welcomes Paula Lange

Paula Lange has joined the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation as Controller. She began her new role on August 12, 2019. In this position, Paula is […]