Karla Twedt-Ball: President & CEO

Karla Twedt-Ball

Cedar Rapids, IA – Karla Twedt-Ball has been promoted to President & CEO of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. She brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served in a variety of leadership positions at the Community Foundation over the last 16 years. Most recently, she was the Foundation’s Senior Vice President of Programs and Community Investment.

Since 2007, Twedt-Ball has led the strategy of the Community Foundation’s grantmaking and nonprofit capacity-building efforts in a variety of roles. She served as its Interim President in 2009 and has provided leadership on community collaborations and projects involving complex topics of broad importance where philanthropy has played a role.

Twedt-Ball serves on the Board of the Iowa Council of Foundations, including as Board chair in 2021. She also is a Board member of The Funders Network, a national philanthropy serving organization that supports efforts to create communities and regions that are sustainable, prosperous and just.

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation improves the quality of life in Linn County, Iowa by partnering with donors, funders and other community collaborators to achieve high-impact philanthropy; supporting nonprofit organizations that address community needs and opportunities; and convening people to learn, share ideas and develop solutions for the future. The Foundation is a public, nonprofit organization with more than $220 million in assets and more than 1,000 different charitable funds. For more information, visit https://www.gcrcf.org/