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.

Learn More

Ella C Rownd
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.

Make a Nomination

Foundation News

7/31/2018

Cedar Falls Community Foundation Awards $25,000 in Scholarships

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has announced that five $5,000 scholarships have been awarded from the Robert Eller Study Abroad Endowment for study abroad during Fall 2018 semester. The Robert Eller Study Abroad Endowment was established by emeritus UNI Education Media Specialist Robert Eller to foster the educational, professional, and personal growth of undergraduate students

7/26/2018

Cedar Falls Community Foundation invites community participation in growth

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation, a nationally accredited community foundation established in 1977, has for decades played a behind-the-scenes role in Cedar Falls, providing investment management services for nonprofits, and grant funding for both city amenities and area non-profits.   The Foundation now seeks to raise awareness of its role in the community and invites broad