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)