Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving (SET) Communities Fund Awards Grants to Reduce Youth Violence

The Board of Directors of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation recently approved over $123,000 in grants to seven nonprofit organizations from the Creating Safe, Equitable […]

Elizabeth Cwik and Rochelle Naylor Promoted to Senior Program Officers

        The Community Foundation is excited to announce that Elizabeth Cwik and Rochelle Naylor have been promoted to Senior Program Officers. Their new […]

Supporting the Future of Charitable Organizations

  For most nonprofits, obtaining funding is a challenge. Programming and services are made possible through an ever-changing combination of grants, donations and fundraisers, and those […]

Frontier Co-op Gives Back with Local and Global Reach

Many businesses are excited about making a positive impact on the world—when the opportunity presents itself. But at Frontier Co-op, part of their mission is to […]

Nonprofit Party Applauds Nonprofit Professionals

As a thank you to the many dedicated nonprofit professionals in our community, the Community Foundation hosted its first annual Nonprofit Party on November 7. The […]

Nonprofit Organizations in Linn County Join the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

Give on #GivingTuesday: December 3, 2019  LINN COUNTY, IOWA – Nonprofit organizations in Linn County are spreading awareness for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that […]

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 […]