Grants

Grant Adjustments in 2020

The Community Foundation is working to support nonprofit organizations through the Derecho disaster and the COVID-19 pandemic. Our grant funding opportunities and timelines have been adjusted.

  • Decisions about summer grant applications for Funds for the Community Cycle 2 and Endowment Challenge Fund have been delayed to Thursday, September 10, 2020.
  • The grant portal opening for fall applications has been delayed to Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
  • The fall grant deadline has been delayed to Thursday, October 1, 2020.

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation invests in local nonprofit organizations that contribute to improving the quality of life in our community. Our grants support innovation, sustainability and capacity building.

In addition, we accept grant applications for a number of corporations and family foundations. Funding priorities are determined by the donor-advisor and may include programmatic or operating support, capital campaigns, event sponsorships and religious activities.

All competitive grant applications are accepted online through a secure grant portal. Click here for more details.

Available grant funds and 2020 deadlines include:

Funds for the Community

Grant Fund 2020 Application Deadlines
Apr 15
4:30 p.m. CST
Jul 8
4:30 p.m. CST
Oct 1
4:30 p.m. CST

Notifications sent:
Apr 30
Grant Portal opens:
Jun 8
Notifications sent:
Sept 10
Grant Portal opens:
Sept 1
Notifications sent:
Dec 2
Funds for the Community Cycle 1 x
Funds for the Community Cycle 2 x
Funds for the Community Cycle 3
x
Linn County Fund x
President’s Fund

Accepted as needed, once per 12 month period

Other Funds

Grant Fund 2020 Application Deadlines
Apr 15
4:30 p.m. CST
Jul 8
4:30 p.m. CST
Oct 1
4:30 p.m. CST

Notifications sent:
Apr 30
Grant Portal opens:
Jun 8
Notifications sent:
Sept 10
Grant Portal opens:
Sept 1
Notifications sent:
Dec 2
Disaster Recovery Fund for Derecho

Accepted as needed

COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund

Accepted as needed

Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities Fund x
Cedar Grove Signature Fund x

Competitive Donor-Advised Funds

Grant Fund 2020 Application Deadlines
Feb 14
4:30 p.m. CST
Jul 8
4:30 p.m. CST
Oct 1
4:30 p.m. CST
Grant Portal opens:
Jan 14
Notifications sent:
Apr 30
Grant Portal opens:
Jun 8
Notifications sent:
Sept 10
Grant Portal opens:
Sept 1
Notifications sent:
Dec 2
Altorfer, Inc. x
Bloomhall Family x
CRST International x
Diamond V x
GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation x
Lil’ Drug Store Products x
McGrath Automotive Group x
World Class Industries x

To view more details about each fund, visit our Funding Opportunities page.