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
Cultivate Hope Market
Oct-24-2019 04:00 PM to Oct-24-2019 07:00 PM
- Stop by the urban farm to buy our fresh produce from 4-7 p.m. every Thursday! We will have fresh produce, vendor items, movement activities and brick oven pizzas. There will be scavenger hunts for the kids as well as the playground and other things to do around the farm. A walking group will depart the farm … Continue reading Cultivate Hope Market