April 2020
COVID-19: Support and Resources
I'm guessing you can relate to the range of emotions that I've felt over the past several weeks, with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to rely on verified sources for your information, stay home, take good care, and let's do this together.
We will resume peer groups via Zoom in April. Thanks to everyone who expressed the desire to continue peer groups during this uncertain time. Watch your email for connection information. Our staff has been working remotely, and we are also using this tool to stay connected (see photo to right).
The Community Foundation released plans for the Disaster Response Fund and Funds for the Community. Find more information below.
As our work and social climates have changed rapidly over the past few weeks, I will be sending a special edition e-newsletter mid-month.
Stay safe, be well, and as always, stay connected,
Carrie Walker, Nonprofit Network Manager
319-774-2375 (work voice mail)
319-360-3950 (mobile)
News for Nonprofits
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Announces Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
As COVID-19 and related closures impact our community, the Community Foundation is responding to the immediate crisis, helping to sustain the operations of nonprofits, and working to support our community's long-term recovery. For more information about our overall response, please visit here .
Additional links:
To give to the COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund,  click here .
To learn more about how the Community Foundation is allocating resources,  click here .
To view COVID-19 Resources and Support for nonprofits,  click here.
Funds for the Community Cycle 1 Applications Due April 15
The Community Foundation announced a flexible strategy to redesign the 2020 unrestricted grant cycles (Funds for the Community) to provide support to nonprofit organizations that reflect the realities of the pandemic and economic crisis. In most years, the Funds for the Community provide the funding source for grants from the Program Fund and the Organizational Development Fund. For at least the first cycle of 2020, the Funds for the Community will be re-directed to address organizational and community needs in Linn County resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. Guidelines and application instructions will be sent to nonprofits via email on Friday, April 3, with a due date of Wednesday, April 15, at midnight. The swift grant cycle will operate with two priorities: to help organizations sustain and maintain essential functions, and to maintain the safety net for vulnerable populations. Please visit www.gcrcf.org/grants for the latest information as it is released.

COVID-19 Nonprofit News Briefs, Alerts, and Helpful Articles
Empathy Statements (Courtesy of Foundation 2 Crisis Services) [flyer]
AFP Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resource Guide [collection of fundraising article links]

Please visit the Nonprofit Network Resources section of our website here for additional links.

Iowa Women's Foundation Accepting Grant Applications Through April 30
The Iowa Women's Foundation is now accepting applications for 2021 projects focused on serving the needs and aspirations of women and girls in employment, child care, housing, education/training, transportation, and mentorship. Applications are due on April 30 at 5 p.m. An information session about IWF grantmaking is available on March 5 in Coralville. Find all of the details here or email grants@iawf.org .

Wellmark Foundation Announces 2020 MATCH Grants
Wellmark Foundation has announced its 2020 MATCH grant programs for 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations in Iowa and South Dakota. Funding focuses on two key areas: increasing access to and consumption of nutritious foods, and creating safe and healthy environments in which to be active. Click here for information about the grant program, including deadlines and eligibility.
Training Opportunities
*APRIL PEER GROUPS ON ZOOM MEETINGS!* Connection information will be sent to the peer group email list. If you're not on the email list and would like to be added, or are not receiving emails, please contact Carrie Walker at carrie.walker@gcrcf.org .

Executive Director
Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 12-1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 12-1 p.m.

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 12-1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 21 , 2020, 12-1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 12-1 p.m.
Hawkeye ATD Nonprofit Training Day scheduled for April 28 has been postponed.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Hills Bank & Trust, 3905 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
To find out more details or get added to the meeting invite email here . Registration open soon.

Wednesday and Thursday, June 10-11, 2020,
8 a.m.-5 p.m. *change of date*
Hills Bank, 3905 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
Cost: AFPEI Members: $215; AFP Members $315; Non-members: $415.
More information and register here .
When we receive job openings from local nonprofits, we post them on the Nonprofit Network LinkedIn page .
324 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
319.366.2682  www.gcrcf.org