Pounds of Food Grown


Families Helped Through Housing Rehabilitation


Youth Attending Groundswell Events


Tools Loaned

Healthy Time Check Initiative

The goal of the Healthy Time Check initiative is to use the assets of the built environment, local food, and community engagement to support the movement of the Time Check neighborhood towards a healthier future with increased opportunity for its residents. For more information about this program, including how to get a free garden bed or our RFP for a Built Environment Master Plan, visit our Healthy Time Check page.

Transform Week

We are now accepting project applications for our 5th Annual Transform Week!

We connect volunteers with homeowners to take on home improvement and repair projects at no cost to the homeowners. Applicants must own their home, earn under 80% of the median income ($71,450 for a family of four), and live in either the Time Check or Taylor neighborhood of Cedar Rapids. Click here to learn more

Groundswell Coworking

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!

Groundswell Cafe

We recently launched the new Groundswell Cafe: A Pay-it-Forward Eatery, and Groundswell Coworking & Event Space!

Click here to learn more

Coming Events

5th Annual Transform Week
Jun-22-2020 12:00 AM to Jun-26-2020 11:59 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. Projects could include: Light construction Window/door replacement Painting or siding Installing new floors Re-roofing Cleaning or removing debris Landscaping Work side-by-side with other volunteers … Continue reading 5th Annual Transform Week
Home Weatherization Workshop
Jan-25-2020 01:00 PM to Jan-25-2020 02:00 PM
- FREE workshop – January 25, 2020, 1 pm Learn how to keep your home warm in the winter! Join the Green Iowa AmeriCorps team in Cedar Rapids and learn some steps to take to keep your home warm during the cold months. We will go over how to apply caulk, how to use spray foam, … Continue reading Home Weatherization Workshop