Addressing Youth Violence: New Team Member and Collaborative Grantmaking

The Community Foundation is excited to announce the addition of Rachel Rockwell to our team. As a part-time Program Officer, Rachel will facilitate the Creating Safe, […]

President’s Fund Offers Quick Response for Nonprofits

Because part of our mission at the Community Foundation is to strengthen nonprofits, we strive to provide a diverse range of grant opportunities. While all nonprofits […]

Disaster Preparation in Non-Metro Linn County Communities

As residents of Linn County, many of us are aware that disaster recovery is a long, expensive process that involves collaboration, generosity and resiliency. Long after […]

Advisor Encourages Investing in Our Community

When a client came to Ron Detweiler with a tax challenge, he jumped at the chance to get creative. As a CPA and financial advisor at […]

New Investment Pool Offers Another Layer of Impact

In 2018, U.S. investors reached an impressive and inspirational benchmark: 25% of invested assets qualified as Socially Responsible Investments. It’s a growing trend for individuals, businesses […]

Iowa Council of Foundations & Iowa Gaming Association Release Annual Report to State

The Iowa Council of Foundations (ICoF) and the Iowa Gaming Association (IGA) have released their joint annual report, Building Iowa’s Communities Through Philanthropy: A Snapshot of […]

Community Foundation Appoints Program Officer and Announces First Grant Opportunity for Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities Fund

  The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation has appointed Rachel Rockwell as Program Officer to facilitate the grantmaking from the Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving (SET) […]

Fund Anniversaries in 2019

The Community Foundation is home to nearly one thousand charitable funds established by individuals and organizations.  These funds ensure the longevity of our community and illustrate […]

Throwback Fund: Myron and Esther Wilson

What if you could stash way some money today to give away tomorrow? What if you could invest that money, and then use those gains to […]

Board Members Pass the Baton

In December, the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors thanked four exiting members for their years of service. Lydia Brown, Karl Cassell, Greg Dunn and Maureen Kenney […]