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John and Dyan Smith Support Education and Arts with $4.5 Million in Gifts

Earlier this month, John and Dyan Smith of Cedar Rapids made a $4.5 million gift to establish two new funds at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community […]

Virtual Community Learning Series Event to Explore Ways of Advancing Racial Equity in Linn County

Event Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 12 – 1 p.m. via Zoom The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation will host a virtual Community Learning Series: Advancing […]

Couple Finds Philanthropic Passion in Supporting Education Opportunities for Youth

To say that Bill and Patricia Buss have deep roots in Denver, Iowa would be an understatement. For more than 50 years the couple has lived […]

Nonprofit Professionals Recognized for Commitment and Dedication

Like many, the Community Foundation was excited about the possibility of returning to in-person events this fall. After a year away, our Nonprofit Party was scheduled […]

Iowa Humane Alliance: Preparing for the Future through Endowment Challenge Grant

This summer, the Iowa Humane Alliance was awarded the Endowment Challenge Grant from the Community Foundation, which will help the organization establish an endowed fund. The […]

Awards Recognize Community Foundation’s Commitment and Collaboration

In September of 2021, two separate awards recognized the Community Foundation and other organizations for leading efforts that have helped the community through the challenges of […]

Community Learning Series Features Equity in Disaster Recovery

More than a year after a derecho tore through Eastern Iowa, community members and leaders came together to discuss challenges faced by many in our community […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Approves Over $4.3 Million in Grants

The Board of Directors of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation recently approved over $4.3 million in grants to 120 nonprofit organizations. The awards include competitive Organization […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Announces Fall 2021 Grant Cycle

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces its final grant cycle for 2021 for local charitable nonprofits. Applications will be accepted through Friday, October 1, 2021 […]

Join Our Team! Community Foundation Seeks Office Manager

Applications are being accepted by the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation for the position of Office Manager.  This position provides support for the leadership team, office […]