Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Announces Fall 2022 Grant Cycle

Published: August 22, 2022 | By: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation | Category:

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces its final grant cycle for 2022 for local charitable nonprofits. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. CST.

The Community Foundation accepts applications from nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) status, governmental organizations, and non-501(c)(3) organizations that have completed arrangements to obtain a fiscal sponsor. Grant applications can be submitted online at starting Thursday, September 1, 2022.

For more information on funding opportunities and deadlines, visit

For this grant cycle, applications will be accepted for the following grant programs:

  • Program Support Grants: Support new, innovative programs and sustains current and/or ongoing programs. Grant awards are a maximum of $25,000 for a 12-month period or $50,000 for a 24-month period. Award limits are based on organizational age and size.
  • Organization Support Grants: Support general operating costs and capacity-building projects for nonprofits that work in Linn County, with these grant opportunities based on organization location, age, and size. Grant awards from $1,000 to $25,000 are based on organization size.
  • Linn County Grants: Support programs or projects that enhance the quality of life and community development outside the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area. Grant award maximum is $10,000.
  • Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities Fund: Supports programming that addresses the inter-relational factors that lead to violence in Cedar Rapids. The Community Foundation will hold a small mini-grant cycle this fall. More information will be available in early September at
  • Cedar Grove Signature Fund: Supports organizations in all nonprofit sectors that impact the quality of life in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with a focus on human services, education, and arts and culture. Grants from this fund are determined by the donor; this will be the final grant opportunity from this fund.
  • Competitive Donor-Advised Funds: Supports nonprofits that align with the funding priorities of the donor-advisors. The Community Foundation accepts grant applications for a number of local corporations and family foundations. The programs, grant award sizes, and activities to be funded are determined by each donor-advisor and may include programmatic or operating support, capital campaigns, event sponsorships and religious activities. Applications are being accepted for the following competitive donor-advised funds:
    • CRST International
    • McGrath Automotive Group

For more information on the Program Support Grants, please contact Sanjana Raghavan at 319.200.2279 or

For more information on Linn County Grants, Cedar Grove Signature Fund, and the Competitive Donor-Advised Funds, please contact Elizabeth Cwik at 319.774.2372 or

For more information on the Organization Support Grants, please contact Rochelle Naylor at 319.774.2373 or

For more information on the Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities Fund, please contact Casey Baustian at 319.774.2378 or

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