Your interests and your legacy are important.  The Cedar Falls Community Foundation can help you choose the best way to create and support your community legacy.

Create a Fund

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation will work with you to create a fund designed to meet your needs and support the organizations and issues that you care about.

Leave a Planned Gift

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation will work with you and your trusted advisor to create a legacy that is best suited to meeting your goals.

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation inspires and connects individuals, families and organizations to enhance our community, support non-profits, elevate educational opportunities, and build legacies through philanthropy.

Ella C. Rownd Trust

The Rownd Trust was established in 1967 under the will of Ella C. Rownd as a memorial to herself, her husband, C.A. Rownd, and their son, Fred Rownd. The Rownd Trust supports local capital projects.

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Peter Melendy

Melendy Spirit Award

The Melendy Spirit Award is presented to individuals, families, groups, or organizations, who have made outstanding community contributions that have enhanced, improved, or positively affected the overall quality of life in Cedar Falls, through philanthropic or other means. The award is named for Peter Melendy who became a resident of Cedar Falls in 1859 at the age of 36. By living fully and energetically he contributed to the cultural life and economic development of Cedar Falls. The Melendy Spirit Award is open to all Cedar Falls residents who reflect the example set by Peter Melendy. Nominations may be made for honorees both living and deceased.

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Foundation News

2/8/2018

Cedar Falls Community Foundation grants $211,000 to community projects

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation Board of Directors has granted funds totaling $211,000 to community projects. Recreational Opportunities Enhanced The Rownd Trust was established in 1967 under the Will of Ella C. Rownd and serves as a catalyst and change agent within the City of Cedar Falls by discovering and responding to significant capital needs

1/18/2018

Nominations being accepted for Melendy Spirit Award

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the Melendy Spirit Award. The Melendy Spirit Award is open to individuals, families, groups, or organizations who, as Cedar Falls residents have made outstanding community contributions that have enhanced, improved, or positively affected the overall quality of life in Cedar Falls, through philanthropic or other means.