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Grant Application Deadlines to Change in 2023

To better align grant opportunities with the fiscal years of nonprofits, the Community Foundation is making changes to the number and timing of grant deadlines in […]

Management of Group Violence Intervention Transfers to Foundation 2

In December of 2019, a group of stakeholders from across sectors came together to launch Group Violence Intervention (GVI), an evidence-based strategy for reducing gun violence. […]

GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation Establishes Employee Advised Fund

Since 2001, the GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation Donor-Advised Fund has made hundreds of grants to local nonprofits across all sectors. Founded in 1992 by Tony Golobic, […]

Advisor Chris Casey Turns to the Community Foundation for Personalized Giving

Photo of Chris Casey standing at her business.

For Chris Casey, charitable giving is a deeply personal experience. For almost thirty years, Chris has been a financial advisor and an active supporter of several […]

Fund Renamed to Greater Good Fund to Support Linn County and Its Future

For decades, unrestricted gifts to the Community Foundation have allowed us to respond to the ever-changing needs of Linn County. Donors who give unrestricted gifts recognize […]

Community Foundation Events Promote Racial Equity

Photo of 2022 Thrive Cohort members.

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is committed to pursuing an equitable and inclusive Linn County where everyone can thrive. We continue our efforts to make […]

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 […]

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 […]