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Linn County Fund Grant

Grants to Linn County, Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies
for Community Development and Improved Quality of Life

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Linn County Fund - Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/12/18 4:30 PM CST


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Linn County, Iowa nonprofits and government agencies for community development projects programs outside of the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area. Funding is intended for well-designed, innovative, and effective community programs that positively impact the quality of life of area residents.

- 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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169688

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum Request Amount: $10,000

Term of Contract:

Duration of Grant: 12 months

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Ineligible Activities:
- 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

Pre-Application Information:

The Grant Program Officers at the Community Foundation are always eager to meet with grant applicants to discuss proposals before you formally submit them for consideration. Please contact staff at least three to six weeks prior to the grant deadline to allow time for scheduling, review of the proposal and discussion/feedback.

Application deadline: October 12, 2018 by 4:30 PM CST

In order to complete the online application process, nonprofits must select one person to act as the grant administrator for the organization. The grant administrator will have access to the grant portal to submit online applications, check the status of applications, review grant histories and submit final reports.

To request a grant administrator, the organization leader (president, CEO, executive director or board president) must send an email to the Foundation with the first and last name, title and email address of the appointed person. Within two business days, the grant team will email both the grant administrator and the organizational leader with a username and password. Note: Organizations will not have access to the online application portal until they have received this username and password.

How to Apply:

Grant Application Tutorial:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To request a grant administrator, the organization leader (president, CEO, executive director or board president) must send an email to

Once you have obtained a username and password, apply here:

Rochelle Naylor, Program Officer

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
324 3rd St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Linn County