Girls with Goals Fund

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is pleased to announce a grant cycle for charitable organizations working to empower girls ages K-8 in Iowa. Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 18, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. CST.

This grant opportunity is funded by the Women Lead Change organization. Women Lead Change is an organization devoted to promoting women’s leadership. This is a Competitive Donor-Advised Fund which means the funding priorities, exclusions, decision-making and timing of grant awards are determined by the donor-advisor.

This fund supports nonprofit organizations working to empower girls ages K-8 in Iowa by working to:

  • Inspire girls to recognize their inner strength
  • Celebrate all the characteristics that make each girl one of a kind
  • Spark the interest and confidence in girls to pursue studies and careers in traditionally male-dominated fields
  • Empower girls of all ages through mentorship

Organization Eligibility
The Community Foundation accepts applications from nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) status, governmental organizations, and non-501(c)(3) organizations that have completed arrangements to obtain a fiscal sponsor.

Grant Timing and Amounts
The timing of donor-advised grant awards is typically two or three months after the deadline, however, it may take longer and is up to the donor. The grant amount will be up to $500.

Frequency of Application
This is the first grant cycle for this fund which will be an annual opportunity

Maximum Request Amount

Friday, September 18, 2020 by 4:30 p.m. CST

Download Girls with Goals Application Packet

Questions? Contact:
Elizabeth Cwik, Program Officer, at or at 319.774.2372.