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Collaborating to Serve Afghan Refugees

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In the final months of 2021, shortly after the Taliban toppled the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, some 75,000 refugees arrived in the United States. More than […]

Now Accepting Gifts of Cryptocurrency

In response to donor requests, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is now accepting gifts of cryptocurrency. There are many different types of cryptocurrency, but each […]

Discovering A Passion for Philanthropy

More than 30 years ago, while working as a CPA for McGladrey LLP, Michael Stallman started on his philanthropic path. A client was in the process […]

President & CEO, Dr. Les Garner, Jr., Announces His Retirement

For the last twelve years, the Community Foundation has benefitted from the leadership of Dr. Les Garner, Jr. Through some of the largest challenges our community […]

Community Foundation’s President & CEO, Dr. Les Garner, Announces Retirement

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announced today that its President & CEO, Dr. Les Garner, is retiring in 2023. This announcement will start a leadership […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Announces Fall 2022 Grant Cycle

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces its final grant cycle for 2022 for local charitable nonprofits. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, October 4, 2022 […]

Community Foundation Seeks Donor Relations Associate

Applications are being accepted by the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation for the position of Donor Relations Associate. This position provides support to the Development Team. […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Matches Gifts to Linn County Public School Classroom Projects

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces it has once again partnered with DonorsChoose to match gifts to help fund classroom projects in Linn County, Iowa.  […]

Community Foundation Seeks Accountant

Applications are being accepted by the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation for the position of Accountant. This position is responsible for the maintenance and control of […]

Community Foundation Welcomes New Program Officer Casey Baustian

The Community Foundation is excited to announce that Casey Baustian, MSW, has joined our team as a Program Officer. Casey will manage a portfolio of grant […]