Giving Back to Our Community

The Greater Cedar Rapids Open has contributed more than $150,000 – mostly to youth-related charities – since its inception in 1999. An official Internal Revenue Service Qualified 501 (C-3) organization, the GCRO made over $17,000 in charitable donations in 2016.

Become a Beneficiary

Each year, we review our charitable giving and accept written requests of one page or less to: GCRO, P.O. Box 10034, Cedar Rapids, IA 52410. If you have questions, send an email to gcropen@gmail.com.

Charitable Beneficiaries to Date: $155,000+

Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids$35,000
Camp Courageous$23,600
Cedar Rapids Optimist Junior Golf Association$24,100
American Red Cross$9,500
Iowa PGA Foundation Swing with Kids$16,000
Local High School Golf Times$9,380
Big Brothers Big Sisters$4,250
Four Oaks$4,750
The Salvation Army$5,000
University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center$3,000
Camp Hitaga; Campfire Boys & Girls Club$1,500
Camp Tanager; Tanager Place$1,500
Aging Services, Inc.$1,200
GIVE Foundation (Golf for Injured Veterans Everywhere)$2,000
Veterans Administration Iowa City$2,000
Linn-Mar Foundation Indian Creek Playground$1,000
St. Luke's Child Protection Agency$500
Community Free Health Clinic$500
Johnson School of the Arts Playground$500
Retrieving Freedom Inc.$1,000