Community Grant Program

The Iowa City Area Community Grant Program was established to support events that are open to the general public. Funds are available to further develop events that improve the quality of life for residents of the Iowa City area and have the potential to attract visitors to the area or to enhance a visitor’s experience. Potential grant projects can be cultural, educational, literary, recreational or artistic. Each recipient may be awarded up to $5,000 for an approved event or project. 

2016 - 2017 Grant Recipients

  • Riverside Theatre
  • North Liberty Blues & BBQ
  • Summer of the Arts
  • Hancher Auditorium
  • Colony Pumpkin Patch
  • Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature
  • University of Iowa Libraries
  • Iowa City Darwin Day, Inc.
  • Mission Creek Festival
  • Iowa Fashion Project
  • Iowa City Public Library

Email us for more information about the program. The 2017 - 2018 grant recipients will be announced in April 2017.