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 2019 deadlines include:

Funds for the Community

 

Grant Fund 2019 Application Deadlines
Feb 15
4:30 p.m. CST
Jun 14
4:30 p.m. CST
Sept 20
4:30 p.m. CST
Grant Portal opens:
Jan 15
Notifications sent:
Apr 25
Grant Portal opens:
May 15
Notifications sent:
Aug 29
Grant Portal opens:
Aug 29
Notifications sent:
Dec 2
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

Competitive Donor-Advised Funds

Grant Fund 2019 Application Deadlines
Feb 15
4:30 p.m. CST
Jun 14
4:30 p.m. CST
Sept 20
4:30 p.m. CST
Grant Portal opens:
Jan 15
Notifications sent:
Apr 25
Grant Portal opens:
May 15
Notifications sent:
Aug 29
Grant Portal opens:
Aug 29
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 x
World Class Industries x

Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities Fund

Grant Fund 2019 Application Deadlines
March 27
4:30 p.m. CST
October 10
4:30 p.m. CST
Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities Fund x x

Girls With Goals Fund

Grant Fund 2019 Application Deadlines
September 20
4:30 p.m. CST
Girls With Goals Fund 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.