The 2018 RCRV Charitable Grant program received nineteen applications from local non-profit organizations, with the total requested funds close to $150,000. Each of the applications was focused on improving the organization’s ability to recruit and manage volunteers who support the mission of the organization. It is wonderful that the grant program received so much attention, but with only $15,000 to donate, not all requests could be honored. The grant evaluation committee met in late April and determined that six applicants would receive funding this year.

  • Cedar Amateur Astronomers will receive $3,100 to create a volunteer management/scheduling tool and a brochure for recruiting additional volunteers. John Leeson sponsored this request.
  • College Community Schools will receive $1,500 to equip a workroom at Prairie Creek Intermediate School specifically for volunteers. Terry Lamb sponsored Prairie’s application.
  • The Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson County Regional Transit Authority will receive $1,000 to help recruit additional volunteer drivers for expanded services in Delaware County. Mike Wilson sponsored this request.
  • The Jones County Volunteer Center will receive $1,000 for recruiting and training additional volunteers in programs such as Elderly Outreach Transportation, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), and Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). Gwen Duecker supported this application.
  • Matthew 25 will receive $4,900 to purchase two tablets and a volunteer management & tracking program for use in its Transform, Housing and Home Renovation program. Bob Ocken sponsored this request.
  • Waypoint Services will receive $3,500 for a pilot program for mentoring volunteers at three of its eleven sites that provide before and after school childcare and tutoring. Michael Pearson sponsored this application.

The RCRV officers expect to be able to present award checks to these six organizations at the June 20, 2018 Board Meeting.

The RCRV Charitable Grant program was established to allow RCRV and its members to recognize and reward deserving non-profit organizations in support of RCRV’s mission statement:

Rockwell Collins retirees connecting to identify and support volunteer needs in our community and beyond while enriching the lives of the volunteers.

The program is supported and funded through the Rockwell Collins Charitable Trust.

 

Once again,  RCRV is continuing the annual Charitable Grant Program for local non-profit organizations.

Grant Funding is available through the Rockwell Collins Retiree Volunteers (RCRV) charitable grant program for calendar year 2018. Rockwell Collins, Inc sponsors this program.

2018 Focus Area: This year's community grant program will be available for non-profits that engage volunteers. Grants can be used for volunteer recruitment, retention and training to help the non-profit effectively and efficiently complete its mission.

Statement of Purpose: Allow RCRV and its members to recognize and reward deserving non-profit organizations in support of RCRV’s mission statement:

Rockwell Collins retirees connecting to identify and support volunteer needs in our community and beyond while enriching the lives of the volunteers.

The RCRV grant program offers up to $15,000 to deserving organizations. The minimum grant award will be $1,000.

  • The programs will target organizations who wish to enhance the management of their volunteers. We are looking for non-profit groups that are providing innovative ways to recruit, train and retain their volunteer base, as well as identifying how RCRV members might be used to implement the programs and/or how they might benefit as volunteers with these new initiatives.
  • The organizations supported by these grants need to meet the same qualifications as used by Rockwell Collins, Inc. for its charitable giving program. Applicants are requested to provide documentation of non-profit status.
  • Applicants need to be recommended and endorsed by an active member of Rockwell Collins Retiree Volunteers.
  • The application should be short and succinct; describing how both the funding and retirees volunteer resources will be used to support the focus area identified for this year’s grant program.
  • Request for funds may include an open ended list of opportunities such as mini-grants for participation, transportation, or a staff position for organizations that support this year’s focus area.
  • Applicants are encouraged to creatively apply for funds in collaborative ways.
  • No more than one grant will be made in any year to a particular agency.

Grant application deadline is COB March 31, 2018. 

The Grant Application Cover Letter, an Application Form, and the Evaluation Criteria are available for download.
 
Completed applications may be submitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or mailed to
 
RCRV  Rockwell Collins Inc.
M/S 193-105,
400 Collins Rd NE,
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. 
  
Please include signatures from the organization’s executive and chairman as well as the RCRV sponsor.
 
Decisions will be announced by May 1, 2018. A committee of active RCRV members will evaluate applications and make award proposals to the RCRV Board of Directors.
 
All recipients of RCRV grants will be required to submit a report summarizing the results of their project and the impact it had on the target clients. Reports are due to RCRV at the conclusion of a program/project, or twelve months after receipt of a grant, whichever is earlier.
We look forward to your submission.
  

2016 Focus Area:  Engaging Baby Boomers and/or retirees as volunteers.  

Statement of Purpose: Allow RCRV and its members to recognize and reward deserving non-profit organizations in support of RCRV's mission statement:

Rockwell Collins retirees connecting to identify and support volunteer needs in our community and beyond while enriching the lives of the volunteers.

2017 Focus Area:  This year’s community grant program will be available for non-profits who serve the underprivileged and/or people with disabilities.  Grant awards will be given for programs that provide life enrichment activities in the areas of leisure or education. We will consider programs that directly target this population, especially if the programs are also open to the public.

Statement of Purpose: Allow RCRV and its members to recognize and reward deserving non-profit organizations in support of RCRV's mission statement:

Rockwell Collins retirees connecting to identify and support volunteer needs in our community and beyond while enriching the lives of the volunteers.

The RCRV grant program offers up to $15,000 to deserving organizations. The minimum grant award will be $1,000.

  • The desired programs will help the underprivileged and/or disabled find and participate in leisure/educational/recreational activities.  Taking part in available community programs is encouraged, but we will consider programs that directly target this population, especially if the programs are also open to the public.
  • The organizations supported by these grants need to meet the same qualifications as used by Rockwell Collins, Inc. for its charitable giving program. Applicants are requested to provide documentation of non-profit status.
  • Applicants need to be recommended and endorsed by an active member of Rockwell Collins Retiree Volunteers.
  • The application should be short and succinct, describing how both the funding and retirees volunteer resources will be used to support the focus area identified for this year's grant program.
  • Request for funds may include an open ended list of opportunities such as mini-grants for participation, transportation, or a staff position for organizations that support this year's focus area.
  • Applicants are encouraged to creatively apply for funds in collaborative ways.
  • No more than one grant will be made in any year to a particular agency.

 

Grant application deadline is COB March 31, 2017. An Application Form in Microsoft Word format and the Evaluation Criteria in Adobe Reader format are available for download. Completed applications may be submitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or mailed to

RCRV, @ Joan Schaffer
Rockwell Collins Inc. MS 193-105
400 Collins Rd. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498

Please include signatures from the organizations executive and chairman as well as the RCRV sponsor. Decisions will be announced by May 1, 2017. A committee of active RCRV members will evaluate applications and make award proposals to the RCRV Board of Directors.

All recipients of RCRV grants will be required to submit a report summarizing the results of their project and the impact it had on the target clients. Reports are due to RCRV at the conclusion of a program/project, or twelve months after receipt of a grant, whichever is earlier.

We look forward to your submission.

Download grant application cover letter (Adobe Reader)
Download grant application form (MS Word)
Download grant evaluation criteria (Adobe Reader)

 

Grant Funding is available through the Rockwell Collins Retiree Volunteers (RCRV) charitable grant program for calendar year 2015. Rockwell Collins, Inc sponsors this program.

Statement of Purpose: Allow RCRV and its members to recognize and reward deserving non-profit organizations in support of RCRV’s mission statement: