Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Announces Fall 2023 Grant Cycle

Published: August 9, 2023 | By: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation | Category:

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces its final grant cycle for 2023 for local charitable nonprofits. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, September 12, 2023 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 Monday, August 14, 2023.

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 sustain 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 serving Linn County. Eligibility for each type is based on organization age, size, and location. Award limits are based on organization size and range from $1000 to $25,000.
  • 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.
  • Endowment Challenge Grants: Support nonprofit organizations with a matching grant to help in their effort to create sustainable funding through an endowment.
  • 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. Applications are being accepted for the following competitive donor-advised funds:
    • CRST International
    • Girls With Goals
    • McGrath Automotive Group

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

For more information on the Organization Support Grants, please contact Casey Baustian at 319.774.2378 or

For more information on Endowment Challenge Grants, please contact Rochelle Naylor at 319.774.2373 or   

For more information on Competitive Donor-Advised Funds, please contact Dylan Cooley at 319.310.1913 or

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