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Disaster Funds Offer Hope, Thanks to Kindness of Donors

As a community foundation, we are here to respond to our community’s changing needs and challenges. In 2020, as Linn County faced two concurrent disasters, that […]

Collaboration Key to Successful Community Response: New PATCH Program

New PATCH Program Addresses Housing Repair Needs Our community has faced a number of disasters in recent memory, and as trying as these events have been, […]

Revolving Loan Fund Helps Homeowners Repair Derecho Damage

Three months after the derecho that devastated much of Linn County, housing remains one of the most pressing needs. A new revolving loan fund has been […]

Endow Iowa Tax Credit Update

Through the Endow Iowa Tax Credit program, gifts to qualified funds at the Community Foundation are eligible for a 25% state tax credit. The Iowa Economic […]

Association of Fundraising Professionals Honors Those Making a Difference Through Philanthropy

Please join us in congratulating donors Barry and Gilda Boyer and Lil’ Drug Store Products, as well as Michelle Beisker, Senior Vice President of Development at […]

Disaster Funds Continue to Support Relief and Recovery Efforts

While the Community Foundation generally works to support the long-term success of our community, we also strive to respond to more immediate and pressing needs. In […]

“The Great Derecho” Baseball Bats Support Disaster Recovery Fund

When the derecho swept through Eastern Iowa on August 10, Tommy Rhomberg rode out the storm in the basement of his home in Mount Vernon. Like […]

New program addresses housing repair needs with support from local funders

With many homes still too damaged to be habitable, housing has been identified as one of the most pressing needs following the August 10 derecho. A […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Approves $5 million in Grants

The Board of Directors of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $5 million in grants to 233 nonprofit organizations. The awards include competitive grants from […]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is Awarded Anonymous Grant to Expand SET Efforts

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is awarded a $465,000 grant to support the work of the Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities (SET) Fund. The […]