• 714 Funds
    Totaling $140 Million in Assets
  • $6 Million
    Total Grants in 2013
  • 1,050 Grants
    Awarded in 2013

News & Events

Caring for the Community

Steve and Joanne Carfrae aren’t the type of people that like to be in the limelight. They do, however, enjoy giving back to their community. And [...]

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Welcomes Director of Planned Giving

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Susan Willey has joined the Community Foundation team as Director of Planned[...]

Celebration of Community

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation hosted the second annual Celebration of Community event to celebrate the work of nonprofits in Linn Coun[...]

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

  • $25,000Maestro Hankewich’s 10th Anniversary Library Endowment Campaign
    Orchestra Iowa
  • $25,000Trees Forever 2014 Endowment Challenge
    Trees Forever Inc.
  • $25,000Whipple Legacy Challenge
    United Way of East Central Iowa
  • $15,000Aging Services, Inc. & Kingston Hill Merger
    Aging Services, Inc.
  • $7,930New Phone System
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Inc.