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

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 […]

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 […]

Youth Challenge Camp: Inspiring Hope in Young People

In response to the same violence that led to the creation of the SET Task Force, Jane Boyd Community House started a street outreach program in […]

Building Connection Through Art and Movement

It takes a village to raise a child. That’s the idea behind a summer mural project at Hoover Elementary School which aims to give kids a […]

2019 Giving Guide Available Now

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2019 Giving Guide is now available from the Corridor Business Journal. The Giving Guide […]

The Community Foundation Is Here for You

Guest Perspective: Amy Lynch, Board Chair For a long time, community foundations have filled a unique role in the philanthropic landscape. Donor-advised funds have allowed philanthropists […]