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Grant Opportunities Adjusted in 2021

Applications are now being accepted for the first grant cycle of 2021. Because of changes to several grant programs, the Community Foundation hosted a virtual Nonprofit […]

New Board of Directors Officers and Members Appointed

In December, the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors thanked three exiting members for their years of service. Amy Lynch, Peggy Hardesty and Julie Nosek have all […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Approves Over $3.6 Million in Grants

The board of directors of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation has recently approved $3.68 million in grants to 106 local nonprofits. These grants are from […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Announces First Grant Cycle of 2021

Grant Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. CST The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces its first grant cycle for 2021 for local charitable […]

SET Fund Brings Group Violence Intervention Model to Cedar Rapids

On November 12 and 13, more than 30 community leaders, members of law enforcement, and social service providers came together for the local launch of Group […]

Donors Give Through Donor-Advised Funds to Help Recovery Efforts

Even during good times, the needs and opportunities in our community outpace philanthropy’s ability to fill them. But the August 10 derecho, coupled with the COVID-19 […]

Disaster Funds Offer Hope, Thanks to Kindness of Donors

As a community foundation, we are here to respond to our community’s changing needs and challenges. In 2020, as Linn County faced two concurrent disasters, that […]

Collaboration Key to Successful Community Response: New PATCH Program

New PATCH Program Addresses Housing Repair Needs Our community has faced a number of disasters in recent memory, and as trying as these events have been, […]

Revolving Loan Fund Helps Homeowners Repair Derecho Damage

Three months after the derecho that devastated much of Linn County, housing remains one of the most pressing needs. A new revolving loan fund has been […]

Endow Iowa Tax Credit Update

Through the Endow Iowa Tax Credit program, gifts to qualified funds at the Community Foundation are eligible for a 25% state tax credit. The Iowa Economic […]