October 2020
Nonprofit Recovery
The dual disasters in 2020 (pandemic and derecho) have created significant challenges and recovery needs for nonprofits. We have heard about your needs due to the pandemic, and now it is time to gather data regarding the derecho impact.
In the next several days, our distribution list will receive a link to the Nonprofit Derecho Needs Assessment survey. It will take approximately ten minutes to complete. We ask that each nonprofit designate someone to complete and submit the survey. This data helps the foundation and other funders identify needs and engage in recovery efforts. Thank you for your participation!
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
  • The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Disaster Recovery Fund application process supports unmet human needs resulting from the derecho storm including coordination of assistance to individuals and families and programs and serviced related to recovery. The Disaster Recovery Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations to meet basic needs of our most vulnerable populations, as well as long-term recovery needs as funding is available. Find the details here. Email disaster@gcrcf.org with any questions.
  • Linn Area Partners Active In Disaster www.linndisasterinfo.com. Resources for the derecho storm here.
Future Ready Iowa Announces Coronavirus Relief Employer Innovation Fund
The Coronavirus Relief Employer Innovation Fund expands opportunities for Iowans whose jobs have been impacted as a result of the pandemic. Programs created with the fund will provide Iowans the opportunity to earn for-credit and non-credit postsecondary credentials leading to high demand jobs. This fund will award competitive grants to support local initiatives that accelerate credential attainment. Applicants include employers, community nonprofits, and others who will collaborate to address local workforce needs. Visit here for a program description, application resources, and FAQ.

United Way of East Central Iowa Creating Annual Holiday Volunteer Guide
Each year United Way of East Central Iowa creates a Holiday Volunteer Guide to provide a single resource for individuals and groups looking for volunteer opportunities during the holiday season. Nonprofits can add volunteer opportunities to the Volunteer Now section on the United Way website here. The deadline to add opportunities is Friday, October 9, 2020. For more information please contact Angelica Vannatta here or see step-by-step instructions here.

21-Day Equity Challenge Begins Now
The 21-Day Equity Challenge is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community. Join more than 18,000 Iowans uniting to learn and grow together. Sign up here to receive an email every weekday from October 5 to November 2 (join anytime). This free experience will deepen understanding, suggest ways to take action, and help launch a commitment to improving equity and inclusion in our communities.

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.

Executive Director
Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 12 p.m.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12 p.m.

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 12 p.m.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 12 p.m.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 12 p.m.
Thursday, October 8, 1 p.m. CST
Free online webinar
More information and register here.

Tuesday, October 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: $25 non-member, members free.
More information and register here.

Thursday, October 15-Friday, October 16, 2020
Free access
Schedule information and register here.

Tuesday, November 10, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Amy Eisenstein live via Zoom.
cost: $50 members; $75 non-member.
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