The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation



The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation improves the quality of life for all by promoting charitable giving, connecting donors to the causes they care about, strengthening nonprofits through grants and support, and providing leadership on community issues that involve charitable giving.

Recent News from Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation


Peace Walk Aims to Build Stronger Community in Wellington Heights
Foundation: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

The Wellington Heights Neighborhood Engagement Program held its first Peace Walk this weekend and plans to organize other walks each month through October. The walks aim to build a sense of...more

Cedar Rapids organizations announce 'Freebie February,' offering admission vouchers
Foundation: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

The Cedar Rapids Tourism Office and Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation have paired with multiple other organizations for the...more

Cedar Rapids church program aims to support and uplift neighborhood
Foundation: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

... a $40,000 SET grant for this year from the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation's Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities...more

Mount Vernon boy raises $4k for derecho relief making baseball bats from debris
Foundation: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

He sells the bats for $100 and $20 of each sale goes to the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation - Derecho Relief Fund. The rest of...more

Sen. Joni Ernst's supporters say they're voting to protect a way of life
Foundation: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

... that provides veterans with professionally trained service dogs, and the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation's Derecho Disaster...more

In Senate hearings, Ernst says her focus will be on court nominee, not re-election
Foundation: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

... that provides veterans with professionally trained service dog, and the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation's Derecho Disaster...more

In Iowa's tight Senate race, Ernst says 'I really don't pay attention to the polls'
Foundation: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

Proceeds were donated to two charities, the Puppy Jake Foundation and the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation's Derecho...more

SET Fund gets new grant to continue mission of stopping teen violence
Foundation: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

The $465,000 dollar award is going to the SET fund at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Leaders with the foundation said this...more

Linn County nonprofits, seeing demand for help rise following derecho, share needs with senators
Foundation: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

Les Garner, president and CEO of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, said they noted six major areas of need for local nonprofits as...more

Dean A. Lanning
Foundation: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

... NE 68504-2794; or Kidneeds c/o Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, 324 Third St. SE, Unit 400, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401. Buy...more



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