Welcome

Kids in the Community

The Foundation believes strongly that classroom learning is enhanced by giving students opportunities to encounter authentic pieces of history, culture, science, music, nature, and the arts.

Mission Statement

The mission of the foundation is to provide financial support to and promote excellence in the Cedar Rapids Public Schools. Through the funding of projects and programs the foundation works to enhance the educational experience of students in the public schools.

Events

2017 “Lip Sync for Learning” information coming soon! The 2016 Inaugural “Lip Sync for Learning” was an epic night for public school education in Cedar Rapids!

Our Mission

The mission of the foundation is to provide financial support to and promote excellence in the Cedar Rapids Public Schools. Through the funding of projects and programs the foundation works to enhance the educational experience of students in the public schools.  Click on the link below to watch a short video that explains the vital mission driven work of the Foundation.

 

Foundation Programs

Kids In The Community

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The Cedar Rapids Community Schools Foundation partners with Hills Bank and Trust Company to support the Kids in the Community field trip program.

Student Enrichment Grants

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The Foundation knows that educators are passionate about the learning opportunities that are available to students.

Professional Development Grants

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The Foundation provides funding for educators to receive grants for professional educational development.

School Project Grants

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Each Spring, the Foundation opens applications from each of the District schools to apply for School Project grants up to $10,000.

Senior Scholarship Program

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The Foundation administers more than 30 merit and/or activity based scholarships given annually to graduating seniors of the District's four high schools.

Fiscal Agent Program

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The Foundation may serve as the fiduciary agent for donations that are earmarked for a Cedar Rapids Community School or those affiliated with a project or program to benefit the school district, its students and/or staff.

Summer Literacy Program

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The importance of summer reading has been demonstrated repeatedly in numerous studies.

SAFE Program

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SAFE provides financial assistance to at-risk/low income students who want to participate in school sponsored co-curricular and/or extra-curricular activities but cannot due to financial constraints.

Teachers & Parents

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