2024 Grant Opportunities Announced

Published: December 21, 2023 | By: Corinne Ramler | Category:

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces information for its 2024 grantmaking programs. The grant deadlines in 2024 will be on March 1, June 28, and September 13.

Grants from the Community Foundation are awarded to nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life in Linn County.

Each year, the Community Foundation considers where it can make the most impact as a funder, listening to its nonprofit partners and the greatest needs and challenges they face. As a result, in 2024, the competitive grant programs will continue to provide support for new and existing programs as well as help organizations to sustain operations and build capacity. Also, grants to support emergency expenses, emerging opportunities, endowment building, and programs outside of the Cedar Rapids metro area will remain available.

In addition, the Community Foundation is proud to continue to assist several local corporations and families with grantmaking from their Competitive Donor-Advised Funds. All funding priorities, grant award sizes, and selection of projects are decided by each donor.

Visit gcrcf.org or click here to view the grant opportunities, deadlines, eligibility requirements, and application questions for 2024 grant programs.


The Grants Team at the Community Foundation will host a Nonprofit Know-How: 2024 Grants at the Community Foundation learning opportunity on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 9 – 10 a.m. at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Attendees will meet with the Grants Team to learn about grant programs and how to best engage with grant opportunities. Register by Monday, January 29, 2024 at gcrcf.org or click here.


The Community Foundation will accept online applications for its first grant cycle of 2024 from February 1 through March 1, 2024. During this cycle, applications will be accepted for the following:

  • Program Support Grants: Supports new, innovative programs and sustains current and/or ongoing programs. Grant awards are a maximum of $25,000 per year. Award limits are based on organization age and budget. For questions, contact Sanjana Raghavan at 319.200.2279 or sanjana.raghavan@gcrcf.org.
  • Organization Support Grants: Supports general operating costs and capacity-building projects for nonprofits. Grant awards are a maximum of $25,000 per year. Eligibility and award limits are based on organization age and budget. For questions, contact Casey Baustian at 319.774.2378 or casey.baustian@gcrcf.org.
  • GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation Competitive Donor-Advised Fund: Supports nonprofits that align with their funding priorities which include program, capital or sponsorships.For questions, contact Dylan Cooley at 319.774.2376 or dylan.cooley@gcrcf.org.

The Community Foundation accepts applications for Rapid Response Grants from 501(c)(3) organizations as needed throughout the year.  For questions, contact Casey Baustian at 319.774.2378 or casey.baustian@gcrcf.org.

Visit the Nonprofit Giving Center and the Nonprofit Calendar to search for a nonprofit fund, organization, cause, or event to support.