Linn County Nonprofits Invited to Submit Honorees by August 3 for the Spirit of Minnie Rubek Recognition
The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation continues to honor the legacy of Minnie Rubek through this year's recognition program for nonprofit professionals celebrated at the Nonprofit Party at the Park on Thursday, September 9, 2021.
Minnie Rubek was an unsung heroine of our community. She worked as a member of the housekeeping staff at Interstate Power and Light for many years. Upon her passing, she left her estate to the Community Welfare Fund—the predecessor of the Community Foundation—in what was a transformative gift for the organization and the greater community. Her work and dedication over many years made a lasting, albeit quiet, impact on the community as a whole.
The Spirit of Minnie Rubek recognition honors a nonprofit employee (leader or staff member) or founder of a Linn County nonprofit organization who has gone “above and beyond” in their commitment and dedication to their organization and its mission, thereby enhancing the overall effectiveness of the organization. They exhibit the spirit of Minnie Rubek in their nonprofit work.
Each organization should submit one person to honor at the Nonprofit Party at the Park. Please note, this is not a selection process. Upon review, each submission will be included on the recognition list. Honorees will receive a lapel pin and certificate, as well as recognition at the Nonprofit Party at the Park and in Community Foundation marketing activities. Please provide a headshot of the honoree with your submission. Our goal is to highlight the outstanding and essential work of our Linn County nonprofit professionals.
Community Foundation's Safe, Equitable & Thriving Communities Fund To Issue RFP on July 15
The Community Foundation’s Creating Safe, Equitable & Thriving Communities Fund will be issuing a Request for Proposals on July 15. Proposals are requested from organizations committed to the implementation of Group Violence Intervention (GVI) in Cedar Rapids. GVI, developed by the National Network for Safe Communities (NNSC), is an evidence-based approach that creates a network of care for those most impacted by violence. A total of $200,000 in funding is available for 1-3 organizations/collaborations to launch, implement, and sustain the support and outreach components of GVI. The specific activities to be funded, as well as work sessions and deadline information, can be found on the Community Foundation website here.
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