Grants

Note on COVID-19 Response

The Community Foundation is working to support nonprofit organizations through the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic challenges. Our grant funding opportunities and timelines are being adjusted throughout 2020. Current information is below, or for more information on our response and support for nonprofits, please click here.

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
Sept 18
4:30 p.m. CST

Notifications sent:
Apr 30
Grant Portal opens:
Jun 8
Notifications sent:
Aug 27
Grant Portal opens:
Aug 18
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

COVID-19 DISASTER RESPONSE FUND

Grant Fund 2020 Application Deadlines
COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund Accepted as needed

Competitive Donor-Advised Funds

Grant Fund 2020 Application Deadlines
Feb 14
4:30 p.m. CST
Jul 8
4:30 p.m. CST
Sept 18
4:30 p.m. CST
Grant Portal opens:
Jan 14
Notifications sent:
Apr 30
Grant Portal opens:
Jun 8
Notifications sent:
Aug 27
Grant Portal opens:
Aug 18
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

Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities Fund

Grant Fund 2020 Application Deadlines
September 18
4:30 p.m. CST
Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities Fund x

Girls With Goals Fund

Grant Fund 2020 Application Deadlines
September 18
4:30 p.m. CST
Girls With Goals Fund x

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