Volunteer as a Community Grant Reviewer

The CFJC is searching for a diverse team of community reviewers to assist in the review of nonprofit grant applications to our Community Grants Program. Community reviewers are an integral part of the CFJC Community Grants Process; they are the backbone of how funding for these grants is determined! Are you interested in learning more about the incredible work of nonprofits in Johnson County and assisting in determining funding for those amazing organizations and projects? See below for the roles and responsibilites of a Community Grants Reviewer and apply today!



The Community Foundation of Johnson County hosts an annual competitive grants cycle. These grants are concentrated in six focus areas: Arts, Culture & Humanities; Education; Environment & Animals; Health; Human Services; and Public & Societal Benefit. The process to award these grants to eligible 501(c)3 nonprofits consist of an application from the nonprofit, community review, CFJC grants committee review, and CFJC Board of Directors’ approval. The CFJC is looking for community reviewers to evaluate applications for the community review process. The responsibilities of this role are listed below.



Community grants reviewers will be assigned to a team of reviewers based in one of the six focus areas. Each team will review applications for their assigned focus area only. The reviewers will be given access to an online grants portal to review applications and provide feedback through an evaluation form. Grants reviewers will then meet with their grants team to discuss the applications and rank them in order of recommended funding. Reviewers will need access to internet, email, and be able to utilize the online grants system. Training on how to navigate the online grants system and the grant evaluation criteria will be provided. Additionally, all reviewers will be required to submit our Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality disclosure forms.


Approximate Time Commitment

  • 1-2 hours grant reviewer training the week of August 9-13
  • 4-6 hours between August 20 – September 10 to review applications
  • 1-2 hour team review meeting the week of September 13-17


Join us!

Apply to be a community grants reviewer today! Applications will be open from June 1 – June 30, 2021.


Please contact Ellie Moore at ellie@cfjc.org with any questions about the Community Grant Reviewer role and application.

May 27, 2021

Questions? Email us or give us a call at (319) 337-0483.

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