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Association of Fundraising Professionals Honors Those Making a Difference Through Philanthropy

Please join us in congratulating donors Barry and Gilda Boyer and Lil’ Drug Store Products, as well as Michelle Beisker, Senior Vice President of Development at […]

Disaster Funds Continue to Support Relief and Recovery Efforts

While the Community Foundation generally works to support the long-term success of our community, we also strive to respond to more immediate and pressing needs. In […]

“The Great Derecho” Baseball Bats Support Disaster Recovery Fund

When the derecho swept through Eastern Iowa on August 10, Tommy Rhomberg rode out the storm in the basement of his home in Mount Vernon. Like […]

New program addresses housing repair needs with support from local funders

With many homes still too damaged to be habitable, housing has been identified as one of the most pressing needs following the August 10 derecho. A […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Approves $5 million in Grants

The Board of Directors of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $5 million in grants to 233 nonprofit organizations. The awards include competitive grants from […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is Awarded Anonymous Grant to Expand SET Efforts

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is awarded a $465,000 grant to support the work of the Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities (SET) Fund. The […]

Theisen’s Stores Donate $100,000 to Cedar Rapids Disaster Recovery

An eastern Iowa home-farm-auto store, based in Dubuque and with two locations in Cedar Rapids, has donated $100,000 to disaster recovery in the Cedar Rapids area. […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Announces New Competitive Grant Opportunity

Grant Deadline: Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. CST The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces a new addition to its competitive grantmaking funds. The […]

Disaster Recovery Fund Gains Momentum and Makes Grants to Local Nonprofits Meeting Community Needs

On August 13, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation established the Disaster Recovery Fund to provide philanthropic support to Linn County communities recovering from the August […]

Fall Grant Deadline Delayed Due to Derecho Disaster

New Grant Deadline: Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. CST The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation will delay its fall grant cycle deadline to October […]