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Okpara Rice, First Black Board Chair Shares Why Representation Matters

On January 1, Okpara Rice began his service as the Community Foundation’s Board Chair. Okpara is the CEO of Tanager Place and is the first Black […]

Malcolm and Ruth Ann Peel: Maintaining Connections and Prioritizing Education

Malcolm and Ruth Ann Peel have always seen the value in education and connection. Ruth Ann taught in special education for 17 years before serving for […]

Learning Opportunity: Tanager Place Presents Brandon P. Fleming

Join us this Saturday, February 5 at 10 a.m. for a free, virtual learning event hosted by Tanager Place. Nationally acclaimed Harvard University educator and author, […]

Endow Iowa Tax Credit Update

We have received an update from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). The 2022 Endow Iowa tax credits have been utilized. To date, $2,500,000 of 2023 […]

Our Vision, Mission and Values

For more than 75 years, the Community Foundation has been working to improve the quality of life in Linn County. We do this through a variety […]

Board of Directors Welcomes New Officers and Members

As 2021 came to a close, the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors elected new officers and welcomed two new members. Okpara Rice, Chief Executive Officer at […]

A Look Ahead at 2022 Grant Cycles

On Monday, January 24, the Community Foundation hosted a virtual Nonprofit Know-How: 2022 Grants at the Community Foundation. Program Officers provided an overview of upcoming grant […]

Supporting the Mental Health of Our Healthcare Providers

St. Lukes Health Care Foundation

For the last two years, wave after wave of coronavirus infections have put immense stress on our healthcare system and the people who make it work. […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Officers and Members

At the beginning of 2022, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Directors elected new officers and welcomed two new members. The Community Foundation relies […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Announces First Grant Cycle of 2022

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces its first grant cycle for 2022 for local charitable nonprofits. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, February 15, 2022 […]