Derecho Repairs Continue with Nonprofit Recovery Grants

By late 2021, the dust had largely settled from the August 2020 derecho. Recovery was far from complete, but the community had transitioned to assessing and […]

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 […]

Community Foundation Seeks Program Officer

Applications are being accepted by the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation for the position of Program Officer. This position provides support for grantmaking and programmatic activities at […]

Fund Anniversaries in 2022

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation administers more than 1,000 charitable funds that strengthen our community year after year. Many of these funds continue to grow, […]

Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities Fund Update and Transition

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation opened the Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving (SET) Communities Fund in 2018, after a report was released from a task force created […]

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 […]