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For more information on the Fund for Educational Excellence, please contact Rochelle Naylor.

Rochelle Naylor
Senior Program Officer
319.774.2373
rochelle.naylor@gcrcf.org

 


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 to match gifts to help fund classroom projects in Linn County, Iowa.  DonorsChoose 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 donations to projects of $2,000 or less.

Each year the Community Foundation has $25,000 available in matching funds from its Fund for Educational Excellence.

The 2021 match from the Community Foundation became available on DonorsChoose on August 2, 2021. To view a list of current projects available, click here.

In 2020, the match was available beginning on August 3, 2020 and was completed on December 1, 2020. Seventy-two teachers participated from 31 schools in Linn County. Ninety-seven projects were funded – reaching 9,359 students. To see projects funded in 2020, click here.

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