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Frontier Co-op Gives Back with Local and Global Reach

Many businesses are excited about making a positive impact on the world—when the opportunity presents itself. But at Frontier Co-op, part of their mission is to […]

Nonprofit Party Applauds Nonprofit Professionals

As a thank you to the many dedicated nonprofit professionals in our community, the Community Foundation hosted its first annual Nonprofit Party on November 7. The […]

Nonprofit Organizations in Linn County Join the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

Give on #GivingTuesday: December 3, 2019  LINN COUNTY, IOWA – Nonprofit organizations in Linn County are spreading awareness for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that […]

Iowa’s Community Foundations Join Nationwide Celebration to Recognize the Local Impact of Community Foundations

[November 12, 2019] ─ Iowa Community Foundations will join in a nationwide celebration, November 12-18, 2019, to recognize the increasingly important role these philanthropic organizations play […]

New Data Shows Cedar Rapids’ Immigrants Accounted for Nearly Half of the County’s Total Population Growth

Immigrants accounted for 47.1 percent of total population growth in Cedar Rapids between 2012 and 2017, according to new research from New American Economy (NAE). The […]

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 […]

New Entrepreneur Makes Water Ice Available in Cedar Rapids

In 2002, Jermaine Wilson moved from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids and found everything he needed—almost. He was surrounded by family and friends, but one thing was […]

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 […]