Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation announces grant cycle

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation has announced its final grant cycle for 2023 for local charitable nonprofits.

The foundation will accept 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. 

For this grant cycle, applications will be accepted for these programs:

  • Program Support Grants which support new, innovative programs and sustain current and/or ongoing programs. The grant awards are a maximum of $25,000 for a 12-month period or $50,000 for a 24-month period. Award limits are based on organizational age and size.
  • Organization Support Grants to support general operating costs and capacity-building projects for nonprofits serving Linn County. Eligibility for each type is based on organization age, size, and location. Award limits are based on organization size and range from $1000 to $25,000.
  • Linn County Grants which support programs or projects that enhance the quality of life and community development outside the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area. Grant award maximum is $10,000.
  • Endowment Challenge Grants to support nonprofit organizations with a matching grant to help in their effort to create sustainable funding through an endowment.
  • Competitive Donor-Advised Funds which support nonprofits that align with the funding priorities of the donor-advisors. The Community Foundation accepts grant applications for a number of local corporations and family foundations. The programs, grant award sizes, and activities to be funded are determined by each donor-advisor and may include programmatic or operating support, capital campaigns, event sponsorships and religious activities. Applications are being accepted for the following competitive donor-advised funds: CRST International, Girls With Goals, and McGrath Automotive Group.

Grant applications can be submitted online on the foundation’s website beginning Monday, Aug. 14. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12.

For more information on funding opportunities and deadlines, visit