Grant Opportunities Adjusted in 2021

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation | January 26th, 2021

Applications are now being accepted for the first grant cycle of 2021. Because of changes to several grant programs, the Community Foundation hosted a virtual Nonprofit Know-How: 2021 Grants at the Community Foundation for local grant writers. To learn more about specific adjustments to 2021 grants, view the informational video here. A recording of the session can be found here.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 12, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. CST. Grants will be awarded to organizations that enhance the quality of life in Linn County. For this grant cycle, applications will be accepted for the following funds:

  • Program Support Grants: Support new, innovative programs and sustains current and/or ongoing programs. Grant awards are a maximum of $30,000 for a 12-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 impact the quality of life in Linn County, with these grant opportunities based on organization location, age, and size. Grant awards from $1,000 to $20,000 are based on organization size.
  • Competitive Donor-Advised Funds: Support 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. GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation is accepting applications during this cycle.

The Community Foundation continues to accept grant applications from its Disaster Recovery Fund and COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund as needed.

Subsequent grant application deadlines will be on July 1, 2021 and October 1, 2021.

For more information on Community Foundation grants, click here.

To download the updated Grant Opportunity Chart, click here.

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