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Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

Cedar Rapids, IA • 983 Funds Totaling $161.5 Million in Assets $11.8 Million Total Grants in 2018 1,594 Grants Awarded in 2018

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Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

Introduction

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is a foundation community foundation. With $15.1m in revenue and 19 employees, it is a relatively large organization. Founded in 1952, Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, IA. The organization is notable for its healthy financials, spending 88% directly on its programs. In recent tax filings, the organization reported expenses of $10.3m.

This profile was created with publicly available data obtained from the Internal Revenue Service and the nonprofit organization’s website. ALMA has no affiliation with this organization and has not independently verified this information or otherwise vetted the charity.

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

$10.3m

Annual Budget
2017
Program Spend
87%
Fundraising Spend
6%
Management Spend
5%
Founded
1952
EIN
42-6053860
Headquarters
Cedar Rapids, IA
# Employees
19
# Volunteers
170
IRS Filings
Other Ratings
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

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Mission and Work

Mission

The mission of the GREATER Cedar Rapids COMMUNITY FOUNDATION is to help donors give in meaningful ways, to strengthen nonprofits, and to provide leadership that supports a vibrant community.

Program 1

$8.7m annual program spend • The GREATER Cedar Rapids COMMUNITY FOUNDATION provides professional philanthropic services for donors in east central Iowa and has over 870 funds built with gifts and bequests. In 2017, the foundation received $11.9 million in contributions from individuals, families, and businesses. Also in 2017, the community foundation awarded $7.9 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations.

Program 2

$247k annual program spend • The GREATER Cedar Rapids COMMUNITY FOUNDATION strives to provide leadership to support a vibrant community. Priority areas address potentially transformative issues of broad community importance where the foundaiton's role as a funder, convener, catalyst and partner can offer potential for defined and measurable community impact.

Program 3

$69k annual program spend • The nonprofit network is a program of the GREATER Cedar Rapids COMMUNITY FOUNDATION that provides a point of connection and resources for local nonprofit organizations and professionals. The programs of the nonprofit network focus on peer engagement, learning opportunities, and nonprofit information.

From Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation's website

In their words

Watch our Mission

We help donors reach their charitable goals and strengthen nonprofits to support a healthy and vibrant Linn County. To watch a video of how we carry out our mission,
click here.

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.

Helping Donors Give in Meaningful Ways

We help donors make a difference in our community by investing in charitable funds at the Community Foundation.  These funds can benefit the community forever and help donors create personal legacies.  We provide our donors and fund holders with the highest possible level of philanthropic services including expert advice, professional fund management, maximum tax savings, and community knowledge of hundreds of local nonprofit organizations.

Strengthening Nonprofits

We provide leadership to nonprofit organizations by financially supporting them through grants and providing professional development opportunities.  Our grant programs invest in innovation, sustainability and capacity building across the spectrum of nonprofits including education, human services, arts and culture, health, and the environment.  Our Nonprofit Network is a point of connection for local nonprofit organizations and professionals, concentrating on three areas:  peer engagement, learning opportunities and information.

Providing Leadership to Support a Vibrant Community

For more than 40 years, the Community Foundation has been working closely with donors, local leaders, and hundreds of nonprofit organizations.  We are a planner, convener and catalyst for community solutions that have lasting impact.  We leverage our resources with others to support crucial community initiatives and create real change.

Please take a moment to get to know us or click here to see how we work together to make a difference in our community.

Who backs them

Grants received

These are some of the foundations that have funded Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation in recent years.

Where their money goes

Grants made

These are some of the grants Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation has made in recent years to other charities.

Nonprofit

Tanager Place

Cedar Rapids, IATanager Place is a nonprofit psychiatric and mental health hospital. With $13.1m in revenue and 378 employees, it is a relatively large organization.
3 grant(s) totaling $422k

Nonprofit

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

Cedar Rapids, IANational Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
3 grant(s) totaling $424k

Educational Organization

Cornell College

Mount Vernon, IACornell College is a educational organization undergraduate college. With $68.3m in revenue and 1055 employees, it is a relatively large organization.
3 grant(s) totaling $610k

Nonprofit

Community Health FC

Cedar Rapids, IAProviding free medical, dental, vision, and prescription services to the Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas.
3 grant(s) totaling $576k

Nonprofit

Theatre Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids, IATheatre Cedar Rapids is a nonprofit theater. With $2.0m in revenue and 43 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.
3 grant(s) totaling $512k

Foundation

UW East Central Iowa

Cedar Rapids, IAUnited Way focuses on education, financial stability, and health because they are the essential building blocks for a good quality of life.
3 grant(s) totaling $588k

Nonprofit

Four Oaks Family and Childrens Services

Cedar Rapids, IAFour Oaks Family and Childrens Services is a nonprofit focused on family services. With $40.7m in revenue and 1044 employees, it is a relatively large organization.
3 grant(s) totaling $549k

Nonprofit

Orchestra Iowa

Cedar Rapids, IAOrchestra Iowa is a nonprofit focused on symphony orchestra. With $2.5m in revenue and 194 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.
3 grant(s) totaling $517k

Educational Organization

Mount Mercy

Cedar Rapids, IAMount Mercy is a educational organization undergraduate college. With $53.5m in revenue and 920 employees, it is a relatively large organization.
3 grant(s) totaling $640k

Educational Organization

Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IARanked among the top 20% of all colleges and universities in the US, Coe is a hands-on city college that provides an unmatched undergraduate experience.
3 grant(s) totaling $903k

Nonprofit

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Cedar Rapids, IACedar Rapids Museum of Art is a nonprofit art museum. With $1.0m in revenue and 18 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.
3 grant(s) totaling $780k

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