Grant Funding is available through the Collins Retiree Volunteers in Iowa (CRVI, formerly RCRV) charitable grant program for calendar year 2019. Collins Aerospace, Inc sponsors this program.

2019 Focus Area: This year's community grant program will be available for schools and non-profits that support educational programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM).

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

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

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

  • This year’s program targets organizations that will provide educational opportunities in STEM related subjects. Grants can be used for equipment & supplies purchase, curriculum development, or other one-time expenses that support new or existing STEM opportunities for young people. Emphasis will be on sustainable, long term programs/activities, rather than one-time events.
  • The organizations supported by these grants need to meet the same qualifications as used by Collins Aerospace, 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 Collins Retiree Volunteers Iowa.
  • 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 has been extended to COB April 15, 2019.

An Application Form in Microsoft Word format and the Evaluation Criteria in Adobe Reader format are available for download at Completed applications should be submitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please include signatures from the organization’s executive and chairman as well as the CRVI sponsor. Decisions will be announced by June 1, 2019. A committee of active CRVI members will evaluate applications and make award proposals to the CRVI Board of Directors.

All recipients of CRVI 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 CRVI at the conclusion of a program/project, or twelve months after receipt of a grant, whichever is earlier.

We look forward to your submission.