Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Announces Fall 2022 Grant Cycle

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation | August 22nd, 2022

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 www.gcrcf.org starting Thursday, September 1, 2022.

For more information on funding opportunities and deadlines, visit gcrcf.org/grants.

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 gcrcf.org/grants.
  • 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 sanjana.raghavan@gcrcf.org.

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 elizabeth.cwik@gcrcf.org.

For more information on the Organization Support Grants, please contact Rochelle Naylor at 319.774.2373 or rochelle.naylor@gcrcf.org.

For more information on the Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities Fund, please contact Casey Baustian at 319.774.2378 or casey.baustian@gcrcf.org.

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