• 744 Funds
    Totaling $142 Million in Assets
  • $7.3 Million
    Total Grants in 2014
  • 1,197 Grants
    Awarded in 2014

News & Events

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Announces Fall Grant Cycle

Grant Deadline: Thursday, October 15, 2015 The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces the fall grant cycle for local charitable nonprofits. Applications will be accepted through […]

Nonprofit Awards – Call for Nominations

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the following awards to be presented at the Celebration of Community event on Tuesday, November […]

How to Make an Impact

  • Chris & Suzy Brucemore

    Establish a Fund

    We can establish a fund in your name, the name of your family or business, or in honor of any person or organization you choose. There are many types of funds available and we can help you choose the right one. If you choose an endowed fund, your gift—and all future earnings — will support the causes you care about most, forever.

  • Make Meaningful Gifts

    Based on the type of fund you choose to establish, you can be involved in the work your gift supports. You can make a charitable recommendation or rely on the experienced staff at the Community Foundation to determine the areas of greatest need in our community. With Board approval, the Community Foundation will issue grants in the name of the fund you establish. The best part? We handle all the administrative details.

  • Barry & Gilda Boyer

    Contact Us

    There are many options available when considering your charitable giving. We can work with you to design solutions for your philanthropic goals. You can make a gift now or leave the Community Foundation in your will or living trust. We accept a variety of gifts. You can give to an existing fund or start your own fund.

Recent Grants

    • $850.00Start-Up Expenses: Filing Fee
      Senior Guradian Project
    • $2,000.00Emerging Opportunity: Providing Emergency Shelter During Winter
      Safe Place Foundation
    • $2,500.00Emerging Opportunity: Strategic Planning Needs to Start Now
      Carl & Mary Koehler History Center
    • $20,000.00GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation Project FINISH Scholarship
      Kirkwood Community College Foundation
    • $10,006.00Creating a Well Educated Future Workforce in Linn County through Junior Achievement Programs
      Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa
    • $10,000.00Iowa College Foundation General Funding Request to GreatAmerica Financial Services February 2015
      Iowa College Foundation
    • $25,000.00Creating an Amazing Space
      Indian Creek Nature Center
    • $2,500.00Horizons Meals On Wheels: More Than Just a Meal
      Horizons - A Family Service Alliance
    • $50,000.00TotalChild
      Four Oaks Family & Children's Services
    • $3,000.00Connection to Cultural Experiences for Foundation 2 Shelter Residents
      Foundation 2 Inc.
    • $5,000.00Direct Patient Care – FY15
      Community Health Free Clinic
    • $10,000.002015 GreatAmerica Hope Builders Sponsorship
      Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity
    • $10,000.00Greene Square Revitalization – Payable in May 2015 & 2016
      Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department
    • $7,500.00Summer Season Sponsorship 2015
      Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
    • $7,000.00Sustaining Out of School Program
      Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids
    • $11,600.00GreatAmerica Financial Services Employee Volunteers Choose to Inspire Possibilities
      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc.
    • $2,500.002015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – The Brains Behind Saving Yours
      Alzheimer's Association - East Central Iowa Chapter
    • $15,000.00Matthew 25 Grow Possibilities Capital Campaign
      Matthew 25
    • $1,500.00Building Unique Academic and Leadership Skills In Our Students
      LBA Foundation
    • $1,500.00Project AWARE (A Watershed Awareness River Expedition)
      Iowa Department of Natural Resources
    • $1,250.00Iowa College Foundation General Funding Request to The Gazette Foundation February 2015
      Iowa College Foundation
    • $1,000.00Direct Patient Care – FY15
      Community Health Free Clinic
    • $2,000.00Safe Shelter & Housing Stability
      Cedar Valley Friends of the Family
    • $15,000.00Enhancing Technology to Meet Emerging Needs Project
      Young Parents Network
    • $13,000.00IWLC website upgrade which includes responsive design
      IWLC - Iowa Women Lead Change
    • $4,400.00Marketing to increase awareness and volunteerism
      His Hands Free Medical Clinic
    • $12,450.00Building a Tomorrow by Managing Information and Data Today
      Gems of Hope
    • $15,000.00ASAC’s Technolgy Improvement Project
      Area Substance Abuse Council
    • $15,000.00Abbe, Inc. Re-Branding & Website Project
      Abbe, Inc
    • $9,610.00Wellington Heights Resource Person – 2015
      Wellington Heights Neighborhood Association
    • $20,000.00Theatre Education Expansion Grant
      Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • $60,000.00Prevention Education
      Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc.
    • $15,000.00Overalls All Over: A Grant Wood Experience
      Collaborative- NewBo City Market, Main Street and Convention and Visitor's Bureau
    • $12,000.00Marion students excel in school and life.
      Marion Cares, Inc.
    • $15,000.00Innovation Program Coordination
      Iowa Startup Accelerator
    • $60,000.00iJAG: Supporting Student Success in Graduation and Careers in Cedar Rapids 2015-2018
      Iowa JAG Inc.
    • $31,500.00Making a Difference for At-Risk Kids: Cognitive, Emotional, Social and Skill Development Through 3-Dimensional Education and Material Manipulation.
      The Ceramics Center
    • $20,000.00Black and Brown Educator Recruitment and Retention (BBERR)
      Diversity Focus
    • $20,000.00Replacement of Mobile tage Used by the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band
      Cedar Rapids Municipal Band
    • $15,000.00Strengthening Effectiveness through Technology
      Affordable Housing Network Inc.
    • $15,000.00Increasing Data Efficiency and Quality in the Adult Basic Education Program
      Catherine McAuley Center Inc.
    • $15,000.00The Carl & Mark Koehler History Centers Relocation Marketing Strategy Proposal
      Carl & Mary Koehler History Center
    • $7,750.00Economic Impact Study
      Neighborhood Transportation Service Inc
    • $16,000.00Neighborhood Memory Cafe
      Alzheimer's Association - East Central Iowa Chapter
    • $30,000.00Exhibition and Educational Programming Support
      Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
    • $20,000.00A Chorus Line
      Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • $10,000.00CompuPlace Oct 2014
      Ecumenical Community Center Foundation for CompuPlace
    • $60,000.00CVHFH and AHNI: A Collaborative Neighborhood Reinvestment Plan for Wellington Heights (funded for 2 years)
      Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity
    • $2,500.00Cribs for Kids
      Iowa Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
    • $25,000.00PATHS Program
      Jane Boyd Community House
    • $15,000.00Reintegration Initiative for Safety and Empowerment (RISE) Program
      Fresh Start Ministries
    • $30,000.00The Growing Economy and Ridership
      Neighborhood Transportation Service Inc
    • $10,000.00Meet Me at the Market, Year 3
      NewBo City Market
    • $60,000.00Trauma-Focused Therapy to Promote Long-Term Health and Healing. (funded for 2 years)
      Riverview Center Inc.
    • $17,825.00Tales from the Writers’ Room: Seasons 8 & 9
      SPT Theatre Company
    • $8,000.00CWH Shelter Safety Improvements
      St. John of the Cross Catholic Worker House
    • $4,705.00Linn County Continuum of Care Emergency/Overflow Beds Project
      St. John of the Cross Catholic Worker House
    • $10,000.00Biofeedback Therapy: A first for Iowa
      Tanager Place
    • $30,000.00Enhancing Accessibility and Engagement: The NCSML Online Collection
      National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
    • $10,000.002014 Preventing Youth Substance Abuse in Rural Linn County
      Area Substance Abuse Council
    • $8,700.00Linn County Mentoring
      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc.
    • $2,500.00Safe Shelter and Housing Assistance 2014-2015
      Cedar Valley Friends of the Family Inc.
    • $10,000.00HVAC system for Central City AmVets Hall 2014
      Central City Mainstreet for Amvets Post #3
    • $10,000.00Senior Dining Equipment & Home Delivery Funding
      City of Central City
    • $2,828.00Center Point Library Book Drop Box
      City of Walker
    • $10,000.00212
      Coggon Area Betterment Association
    • $10,000.00Linn County One Month’s Rent Program
      Ecumenical Community Center Foundation for Helping Hands Ministry
    • $10,000.00Reaching Students & Parents Sooner: Freshman Transition Initiative
      Iowa College Access Network
    • $6,804.00Spreading the Wealth of Knowledge in Rural Linn County through Junior Achievement Programming
      Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa
    • $10,000.00Child Advocates Create Stability for Children of Divorce Outside the Metro Area (2015)
      Kids First Law Center
    • $10,000.00Fire System-City Water Project
      Linn County Fair Association
    • $6,100.00Linn County History Center on the Move: Programming to the Outlying School Districts
      Carl & Mary Koehler History Center
    • $5,200.00Coggon Old Opera House Annex Building Renovation
      Old Opera House Community Arts Council, Inc
    • $4,000.00Music in Rural LInn County Libraries 2015
      Red Cedar Chamber Music
    • $3,500.00Trauma-Focused Therapy to Promote Long-Term Health and Healing.10.14.14
      Riverview Center Inc.
    • $10,000.00Community Building 2014
      St. John Lutheran Church
    • $1,000.00Preventive health services and patient education
      Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc.
    • $1,500.00Trauma-Focused Therapy to Promote Long-Term Health and Healing. The Gazette Foundation
      Riverview Center Inc.
    • $10,000.00Mount Mercy Athletic Complex
      Mount Mercy University
    • $2,000.002015 Gazette Foundation ABWK
      Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity
    • $1,000.00The Gazette Foundation – 2014 ASAC’s Youth Residential Facility Conversion Project
      Area Substance Abuse Council
    • $1,000.00Iowa College Foundation General Funding Request to World Class Industries October 2014
      Iowa College Foundation
    • $2,500.00Theatre for Young Audiences Tour of CharacterRocks.com
      Old Creamery Theatre Company, Inc.
    • $1,500.00Hiawatha Parks and Recreation Blastball and Soccer Sponsorship 2015
      City of Hiawatha
    • $2,500.002015 McGrath Automotive Group ABWK
      Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity
    • $2,000.00Seed Bead Money, Gems of Hope “Gifts of Hope” Expansion
      Gems of Hope
    • $2,500.00The Teacher Store 2014
      The Teacher Store
    • $2,000.00Metro High School Prenatal Project
      Young Parents Network
    • $25,000.00The NCSML Old World Christmas Market
      National Czech & Slovak Musuem & Library
    • $2,500.00Expressive Arts Gala
      Tanager Place
    • $10,000.00Build Here! Iowa Startup Accelerator
      Iowa Startup Accelerator
    • $50,000.00Orchestra Iowa’s 93rd Fine Arts Season
      Orchestra Iowa
    • $25,000.00Mary Poppins Show Support
      Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • $15,000.00The Arc Endowment Challenge Campaign
      Arc of East Central Iowa
    • $10,000.00Young Artist Program Production Support
      Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
    • $6,500.00Theatre for Young Audiences Tour of CharacterRocks.com
      Old Creamery Theatre Company, Inc.
    • $5,000.00Cedar River Restoration and Flood Reduction
      Nature Conservancy
    • $5,000.002015 Especially for You Race Support
      Mercy Medical Center
    • $5,000.00GreatAmerica
      Area Substance Abuse Council
    • $4,500.00Emergency Safe Shelter and Housing Assistance 2014-2015
      Cedar Valley Friends of the Family Inc.
    • $2,000.00Start-Up Expenses: Office Supplies, Advertising, Furniture, Utilities
      Iowa Veterans Welcome Center
    • $2,000.00Start-Up Expenses
      Friends of Cedar Lake (seeking 501c3 status)
    • $5,000.00Emergency Expense: Urgent Phone System Replacement
      Linn County Historical Society dba Carl & Mary Koehler History Center
    • $2,500.00Community/Sector Learning: ‘Workplace (R)evolution 6/12/14’
      Diversity Focus
    • $2,000.00Emergency Expenses: Difficult Winter – Snow Removal Costs Impacting Lawn Mowing Budget
      Aging Services, Inc.
    • $3,000.00Community/Sector Learning: ’25th Anniversary Celebration 6/20-22/14 Collected Stories
      Academy for Scholastic & Personal Success
    • $2,500.00Emerging Opportunity: Consultant Costs
      Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
    • $1,500.00Community Development: Scholastic Youth Group Retreat for Youth in the Community
      Word of Faith Pentecostal Church of God in Christ
    • $2,000.00Emergency Expenses: Forced Move and Forced Equipment Replacement
      Community Corrections Improvement Association
    • $5,000.00Emergency Expenses: Bridge Funding for Continuity of Direct Services
      Community Hands
    • $2,000.00Emergency Expenses: Difficult Winter/Spring – Extra Feed Required
      Miracles in Motion Therapeutic Equestrian Center
    • $1,500.00Emergency Expenditure: Plumbing & Boiler Repair
      Coggon Area Betterment Association
    • $3,910.00Emerging Opportunity: ‘Safe from the Start: On My Own & OK’
      Iowa 4 H Foundation on behalf of Linn Council for Prevention of Child Abuse
    • $850.00Start-Up Expenses: Filing Fee
      Horizons for Friends of Linn County Family Treatment Court