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.

More details about grant eligibility, our commitment to equity in grantmaking, and how to apply on our online portal, click below:

2022 Grant Programs and Application Deadlines

Feb 15
4:30 p.m. CST
Grant Portal opens:
Jan 15
Notifications sent:
Apr 28
Jul 1
4:30 p.m. CST
Grant Portal opens:
Jun 1
Notifications sent:
Aug 2
Oct 4
4:30 p.m. CST
Grant Portal opens:
Sept 1
Notifications sent:
Dec 1
Competitive Grant Programs
Program Support Grants x x x
Organization Support Grants x x x
Endowment Challenge Grants
Linn County Grants x
Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities Fund x
Cedar Grove Signature Fund x
Rapid Response Grants (formerly President’s Fund) Accepted as needed, once per 12 month period
Disaster Recovery Fund Accepted as needed
Competitive Donor-Advised Funds
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


Donor-Advised Fund
Friends Helping Friends Foundation Fund Mar 25 Jun 24 Sep 30 Dec 30
Girls with Goals July 1

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