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 18
Oct 4
4:30 p.m. CST
Grant Portal opens:
Sept 1
Notifications sent:
Dec 1
Competitive Grant Programs
Program Support Grants
Organization Support Grants
Endowment Challenge Grants
Linn County Grants
Cedar Grove Signature Fund
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.
Bloomhall Family
CRST International
Diamond V
GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation
Lil’ Drug Store Products
McGrath Automotive Group
World Class Industries


Other Grant Funds
Friends Helping Friends Foundation Fund Mar 25 Jun 24 Sep 30 Dec 30
Girls with Goals July 15
Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities Fund Nov 10

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