Pounds of Food Grown


Families Helped Through Housing Rehabilitation


Youth Attending Groundswell Events


Tools Loaned

We’re Hiring a Matthew 25 Chef!

We’re seeking an individual who loves growing, sharing and teaching about delicious, healthy foods. The Matthew 25 Chef will be responsible for the menu planning and daily preparation of delectable salads, sandwiches and soups at the Groundswell Cafe, made as much as possible from local, healthy ingredients. Additionally, the chef will help at urban farm market nights with brick-oven pizzas and grilling, as well as other food programs and events. The chef is responsible for setting a tone that is welcoming, uses everyone’s gifts, and creates a place where food builds community. See full job description

Volunteer for 2019 Transform Week!

Visit our webpage for information about volunteering for our annual Transform Week, or click here to register as a volunteer for 2019 Transform.

Spring Plant Sale

Support Matthew 25 and fill your garden at our annual Spring Plant Sale!
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We recently launched the new Groundswell Cafe: A Pay-it-Forward Eatery, and Groundswell Coworking & Event Space!

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Ideas Grow Here

Come check out our Groundswell Coworking space, which is a shared workspace for location-independent workers. Get your creative juices flowing in our unique, green coworking environment, where you can enjoy two beautiful “living walls” and an indoor garden space with seating so that you can be surrounded by nature while working. We offer monthly membership for $150/month, day passes for $15, and free coworking on the first and third Thursday of each month. Click here to learn more!

Interested in taking part in Flood the Run?

Coming Events

Flood the Run
Aug-10-2019 08:00 AM to Aug-10-2019 12:00 PM
- Get soaked for a good cause! Join in the fun at this family-friendly, water-themed run at Ellis Park. There will be a human car wash, rain tunnel, blaster bog, fire truck hose, inflatables with foam, a bucket toss, and a giant slip-n-slide! What more could you want? The race will start in waves every 10 … Continue reading Flood the Run
Food Explorers – July
Jul-19-2019 08:30 AM to Jul-19-2019 04:30 PM
Food Explorers – June
Jun-28-2019 08:30 AM to Jun-28-2019 04:30 PM
Transform 2019
Jun-24-2019 08:00 AM to Jun-28-2019 05:00 PM
- Make a big impact on a Cedar Rapids neighborhood during Transform Week. This annual event brings together community volunteers to complete projects that make our neighborhoods safer, healthier, and more attractive. Please register online if you would like to volunteer! Projects could include: Light construction Window/door replacement Painting or siding Installing new floors Re-roofing Cleaning or removing … Continue reading Transform 2019
Build Your Own Bee Hotel
Jun-18-2019 05:00 PM to Jun-18-2019 06:30 PM
- Celebrate National Pollinator Week by constructing your very own bee hotel! Solitary bees are excellent pollinators, and bee hotels are a way to raise awareness and provide habitat for our local bee population. This will be a guided workshop with materials provided. Participants will have free reign on their designs, with guidance provided on how … Continue reading Build Your Own Bee Hotel