Grant Information

The Community Foundation of Cedar County is here to help our community's charitable projects and programs contribute to the quality of life in our area. One of the ways that is done is through grantmaking. 
Founded in 2005, the Community Foundation of Cedar County annually distributes funds from its endowment earnings to numerous area non-profit organizations to fulfill our mission, "To enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve by encouraging permanent charitable giving to meet the needs of present and future generations." The Community Foundation has a broad, flexible purpose providing support to a wide variety of non-profit organizations.  
The Community Foundation of Cedar County makes grants only to non-profit organizations preferably with 501(c)(3) status or qualified governmental agencies.  Grants are not awarded in the following areas: annual fund raising, organizational endowment funds, deficit financing, grants to individuals, or for sectarian purposes. Challenge/matching grants may be initiated by the Foundation. This spring, grants are available up to $7,500. Extraordinary amounts may be given if an exceptional need is seen by the Foundation. Only one project per organization will be considered during any given grant cycle.
Applications for the 2017 grant cycle are now available.  Applications and accompanying materials are due on or before February 15 of each year. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. The "Final Report" for ALL previous grants must be on file prior to submitting a new grant application. When a grant check is cashed, the organization is obligated to use it for the purpose given in the application.  Projects may not be altered or downsized from what was proposed in the application.  Grant recipients are required to file a "Final Report" describing the use of the funds, including copies of invoices paid as part of the project, after the project/program is completed or by July 1 of the following year.  Grant recipients should use the "Final Report" form available on this website. An organization shall be ineligible for future Foundation grant funds until a completed report has been received.
The Community Foundation of Cedar County uses an electronic grant submission system. Online submissions only will be accepted. Before accessing the online application system, please review the Online Tutorial Document.  Click here to access the online application. 
Organizations that receive grant awards from the Community Foundation of Cedar County are required to complete a final report.  The Final Report is completed using the online application system.  For instructions on how to access the final report, click here.  If you need to file a Final Report for a grant awarded in 2012 or earlier, please e-mail for a copy.
We invite grant recipients to share their stories and successes with us; we would love to hear about the impact that the grant funds have had in helping you achieve your charitable mission. 

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