Purpose: The Linn County Fund supports programs and projects that enhance the quality of life and community development outside the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area in Linn County, Iowa.
- Priority is given to applications from non-metro communities in Linn County.
- Capital projects are eligible for consideration.
- Priority is given to programs that are well designed, responsive to community conditions, innovative, makes effective use of community resources, and tests or demonstrates solutions to community issues.
- 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.
- Organizations based in the Cedar Rapids area may apply for projects benefiting non-metro Linn County with support and partners identified within the community being served.
- Fundraising events and activities
- Re-granting funds to other nonprofits
- Religious activities: contact program officer for clarification
- Scholarships for primary and secondary education and post-secondary degree programs
- Expenses that have occurred or will occur during the grant review process
Low Priority Activities:
- Travel out of the region
Maximum Request Amount: $10,000
Duration of Grant: 12 months
Application Deadline: Once per year at the October deadline
Application and Forms:
About the County Endowment Program: The County Endowment Program was created by the Iowa Legislature and is funded by a distribution of gambling revenues to non-gambling counties. Each year, 75% of the funds are distributed to charitable projects within the county, with the remaining 25% are placed in a permanent endowment fund at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation and used to benefit the county in perpetuity.
Questions? Contact: Rochelle Naylor, Program Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319.774.2373.