Teachers Seeking Funding

Because of donors who care about education, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation has funding available to support classroom education projects in Linn County public schools for grades K-12 that cannot be funded through the school’s budget.

The Community Foundation has partnered with DonorsChoose.org to match gifts to help fund classroom projects in Linn County, Iowa.  DonorsChoose.org is a nonprofit organization that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need.

How it works:  Public school teachers create classroom project requests; donors can give any amount to the projects that inspire them; and the Community Foundation provides a 1:1 match for each donation for projects totaling $2,500 or less.

The Community Foundation had $25,000 of funding available for the 2017 – 2018 school year.  This funding comes from the Fund for Educational Excellence at the Community Foundation.

In 2017, 68 teachers participated from 25 schools in Linn County. Eighty-one projects were funded –reaching 5,880 students. The match dollars were used up on October 13, 2017.

To review a summary of projects funded by this year’s match, click here.

Questions?  Contact Rochelle Naylor, Program Officer, at Rochelle.naylor@gcrcf.org or 319.774.2373.