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.