January 2021
Happy and Warm Welcome to 2021
It's cold outside, but I'm welcoming 2021 with warm open arms and hopeful thoughts. If you missed the Community Foundation holiday greeting, please find it here.
Nonprofit Know-How: 2021 Grants at the Community Foundation Q & A will be held on Monday, January 25, at 2:00 p.m. Register here. Read about the 2021 grant programs here. More information about the session will be sent soon.
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
Derecho Storm Nonprofit News Briefs and Resources
United Way Now Accepting Nominations for Annual Volunteer Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for United Way of East Central Iowa's Volunteer Awards that will be presented this spring. The deadline to nominate an outstanding volunteer is January 31, 2021. Visit here to view the six volunteer award categories and submit a nomination.

Nonprofits Invited to Participate In Update of United Way's Nonprofit Volunteer Leadership Directory
United Way of East Central Iowa is updating its Nonprofit Volunteer Leadership Directory for board and committee volunteer opportunities in 2021. To be included in the directory, update your nonprofit profile here before January 15. The Directory is available to BOLD (Board Orientation & Leadership Development) graduates who have completed the comprehensive board training. The directory will also be available on the United Way website and shared with those interested in sharing their skills in a leadership position. If you have any questions, please contact Angelica Vannatta at angelica.vannatta@uweci.org.

Wellmark Foundation MATCH Grant Application Available
The Wellmark Foundation MATCH (Matching Assets to Community Health) grants are now accepting applications to support communities across Iowa and South Dakota. Large MATCH grants (requests up to $100,000) are due on February 17, 2021. Small MATCH grants (requests up to $25,000) are due on May 26, 2021. For complete details on eligibility requirements and application process, visit here for a PDF file or here for the website.

COVID-19 Nonprofit News Briefs, Alerts, and Helpful Articles
Training Opportunities
If you are 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. All meetings held virtual on Zoom until further notice.

Managers Peer Group
Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 12 p.m.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 12 p.m.

Thursday, January 21, 2021, 12 p.m.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 12 p.m.

Executive Director
Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 12 p.m.

Friday, January 8, 8 a.m.
Cost: $20 non-members, members free

Tuesday, January 12, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
(Originally scheduled in September but postponed due to the derecho)
Cost: $25 non-member, free members

Monday, January 25, 2 p.m.
Via Zoom

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