Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities Fund

The Creating Safe, Equitable & Thriving Communities Fund was established in 2018 through a partnership with the City of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, and the Cedar Rapids Community School District to address inter-relational factors that lead to youth violence in Cedar Rapids. Grants from this fund will work toward creating a safe, equitable and thriving community.

Focus and Goals
The Creating Safe, Equitable & Thriving Communities Fund offered its first grant cycle in March 2019 for summer programming that cultivates, engages and/or connects with youth and young adults who are disproportionately exposed to violence in their homes, neighborhoods, and schools and who might not otherwise participate in summer programming. The grant opportunity was designed to be innovative, test new models, and explore what works and what doesn’t.

Another grant cycle will be offered in the fall of 2019.

Questions? Contact: Rachel Rockwell, Program Officer, at or at 319.200.4007