The RMHC Grant Program awards grants to nonprofit, tax-exempt "charitable organizations" with a current 501(c) (3) tax-exempt letter as defined under IRS codes. This program was established in memory of McDonald’s Corporation founder Ray A. Kroc.

In the past six years, more than 44,000 children in Iowa and Illinois have been impacted through $263,157 in grant funding from RMHC of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois.

Through this funding we hope that children will live happier, healthier, more productive lives. The grants awarded are to organizations whose programs help children reach their fullest potential in four distinct areas:

  • Civic and social services
  • Health and fitness education
  • Art and music therapy program
  • Health care and medical research

MISSION: The RMHC of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois Grant Program is intended to fund projects presented by nonprofit organizations that align with our mission of creating, funding, and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.

ELIGIBILITY: To apply for a grant through RMHC-EIWI, an organization must be located in one of the following counties: Iowa: Benton, Bremer, Blackhawk, Buchanan, Cedar, Chickasaw, Clayton, Clinton, Delaware, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fayette, Henry, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Muscatine, Scott, Washington.  Illinois: Rock Island, Jo Daviess, Carroll, Ogle, Whiteside, Lee, Henry, Bureau, Mercer, Henderson, Warren, Knox, Hancock, McDonough.  Wisconsin: Grant

GRANTS APPLICATION: Click here to download the 2014 RMHC-EIWI Grants Application.

DEADLINE: The deadline to apply for the RMHC-EIWI Grants is Sept. 2, 2014.

For information about the grant process, please contact Sam Bredlau at 319-356-8302 or