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

Peter Melendy Award

The Peter Melendy Distinguished Community Builder Award is presented to individuals or couples who have made outstanding voluntary community contributions that have enhanced, improved or positively affected the overall quality of life in Cedar Falls. 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 much to the cultural life and economic development of Cedar Falls. The Peter Melendy Distinguished Community Builder Award is open to all Cedar Falls residents who reflect the example set by Peter Melendy.

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Foundation News

12/12/2017

Cedar Falls Community Foundation Awards $20,000 in Scholarships

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has announced that four $5,000 scholarships have been awarded from the Robert Eller Study Abroad Endowment for Spring 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 at the University

11/7/2017

Cedar Falls Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation will accept applications for grants from the Ella Rownd Trust until the end of December 2017. The Ella C. 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. In establishing this Trust,