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 gcrcf.org/grants.