Grants

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 2017 deadlines include:

Funds for the Community

Grant Fund 2017 Application Deadlines
Feb 15
4:30 p.m. CST
Jun 15
4:30 p.m. CST
Oct 13
4:30 p.m. CST
Program Fund x x x
Organizational Development Fund x x x
Endowment Challenge Fund x
Linn County Fund x
President’s Fund

Accepted as needed, once per 12 month period

Grant notifications will be mailed after the August board meeting on August 24th. 

Competitive Donor-Advised Funds

Grant Fund 2017 Application Deadlines
Feb 15
4:30 p.m. CST
Jun 15
4:30 p.m. CST
Oct 13
4:30 p.m. CST
Altorfer, Inc. x
Bloomhall Family x
CRST International x
Diamond V x
GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation x
Lil’ Drug Store Products x x x
McGrath Automotive Group x x
World Class Industries x x

To view more details about each fund, visit our Funding Opportunities page or download our Grant Opportunity Chart. This chart provides a general overview of funding opportunities at the Community Foundation. It includes information about the purpose of each fund, deadlines, frequency of applications, duration of grants, and typical awards. It also provides information about your organization’s eligibility based on organizational age and budget.