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Our Story

Since 1949, we’ve partnered with donors and nonprofits to build a more vibrant and equitable Linn County where all people can thrive.  Those who established our organization in 1949 understood that it would take significant time and effort to create the community resource they envisioned. Over the years, thousands of donors have contributed to the Community Foundation, and thousands of community members have relied on nonprofits to meet their needs and improve their quality of life.  Learn more about the history of our organization, including the legacies that still support our community today.

Mural to Mark Milestone

One way we’re marking this significant milestone is the installation a mural on the East side of our building that will serve as a visual representation of the work of our organization and the impact it has made on our community. The 75th Anniversary Mural Project will not only beautify our building and serve as a downtown destination, but it will also serve as a symbol of our dedication to our mission and vision that have guided us throughout our history.

We’re proud to partner with Murals & More and the Downtown Cedar Rapids SSMID Commission in bringing this project to life! We are currently selecting the artist and design concept. More information will be coming soon!

“In 2024, we celebrate 75 years of serving Linn County. But by no means are we dwelling in the past. The Community Foundation remains committed to the long-term health and wellbeing of our community, and I am excited by the thought of what we might accomplish in the next 75 years.”

~ Karla Twedt-Ball, President & CEO

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