We're gearing up for grants season!

The Community Foundation of Johnson County applications will be open for the 2019 grant cycle beginning July 1 and will close at 11:59 p.m. on July 26. Grants are available for nonprofits serving the Johnson County community and its residents. In general, our grant focus areas include:

  • Arts, Culture & Humanities (theater, performance, music, museums, etc.)
  • Education (schools, adult learning programs, etc.)
  • Environment & Animals (beautification, environmental protection, animal related issues, etc.)
  • Health (general, rehabilitative, mental, etc.)
  • Human Services (public protection/safety, recreation, youth development, social support, general human services, etc.)
  • Public & Societal Benefit (community improvement development, philanthropy/volunteerism, capacity building, civil rights, etc.)

Community Fund Affiliates in Iowa City, Lone Tree, North Liberty, Swisher, Tiffin and University Heights will have opportunities to review and award grants from nonprofit organizations serving their communities. This year, Coralville Community Fund will hold their grant cycle starting February 1, 2020 for nonprofits serving the Coralville community. Please note that nonprofits serving Coralville can apply now, and again in February.

Grant applications received through the online application process will also be considered by 5224Good, a donor advised fund of the Community Foundation of Johnson County. Grant funding from this organization will be available for projects related to their 2019 focus area: Enriching Lives through Arts and Culture…Creation, Access, Appreciation.

Grant Report Reminder: Nonprofit organizations that received a grant from the Community Foundation in 2018 must file a report by June 30, 2019 to be considered for another grant. Grant reports can be submitted through the online portal used for the initial application, which can be found on our website.

For more information or questions about the 2019 grant process, please contact Amelia Akers at amelia@cfjc.org or 319.337.0483.