June 2020
Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The events across our nation in reaction to the homicide of George Floyd in Minneapolis have resulted in demonstrations and protests for change in our own communities this week. As a community leader, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is committed to addressing complex issues, including racial justice. Please read the entire statement here . Together, we must foster equitable and healthy communities that welcome all people in Linn County. For more information on our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, click here .

Please help me welcome our new Program Officer Sanjana Raghavan to the Community Foundation team! Sanjana will manage the Community Foundation's scholarship programs, the Program Fund, and the President's Fund. Welcome, Sanjana!

 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 Summer Grant Cycle Changes
The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation continues to adapt its funding to meet the needs of the nonprofit sector as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The summer grant cycle deadline will be extended to Wednesday, July 8, at 4:30 p.m. CST. Grant applications should be submitted online at gcrcf.org starting Monday, June 8, 2020. For more information about the Funds for the Community Cycle 2 priorities click here .
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation COVID-19 Response
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 information about our overall response, please visit here .
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.

COVID-19 Nonprofit News Briefs, Alerts, and Helpful Articles
The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund application process has been announced to assist health and human service needs related to COVID-19. Visit here for a complete list of funding priorities and details on how to apply. Applications will be accepted at any time and reviewed in a timely manner.
United Way of East Central Iowa CARE Fund ; Next round applications due June 15, 2020.
State of Iowa updates at coronavirus.iowa.gov
Community Response by Linn Area Partners in Disaster www.linndisasterinfo.org
Please visit the Nonprofit Network Resources section of our website here for additional links.
Training Opportunities
*JUNE 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, June 2, 2020, 12-1 p.m.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 12-1 p.m.

Thursday, June 18, 2020, 12-1 p.m.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 12-1 p.m.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 12-1 p.m.

Peer Groups do not meet in July.
Tuesday, June 9, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: Free virtual event
More information and register here .

Wednesday, June 10, 1 p.m. CST
Cost: Free webinar
More information and register here .

Wednesday and Thursday, June 10-11, 2020,
8 a.m.-5 p.m. *change of date and moved to virtual*
Cost: AFPEI Members: $215; AFP Members $315; Non-members: $415.
More information and register here .

Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 11:45 a.m.-1p.m. Virtual meeting.
Email here for invitation.
More information 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