The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation invests in local nonprofit organizations that contribute to improving the quality of life in our community. Our competitive grant programs — made possible by contributions to the Greater Good Fund — support innovation, sustainability and capacity building.

In addition, we accept grant applications for a number of corporations and family donor-advised funds. 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:

2023 Competitive Grants and Application Deadlines

March 1
4:30 p.m. CST
Grant Portal Opens:
Feb 1
Notifications Sent:
May 15
June 30
4:30 p.m. CST
Grant Portal Opens:
June 7
Notifications Sent:
Aug 17
Sept 12
4:30 p.m. CST
Grant Portal Opens:
Aug 12
Notifications Sent:
Dec 1
Grants Supported by the Greater Good Fund 
Program Support Grants
Organization Support Grants
Endowment Challenge Grants
Linn County Grants
Rapid Response Grants (formerly President’s Fund) Accepted as needed, once per 12 month period
Grants Supported by 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


Grants Supported by Other Funds
Friends Helping Friends Foundation Fund Mar 31 Jun 30 Sep 29 Dec 29
Girls with Goals Fund TBD

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