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E-News letter Archive

Monthly e-newsletter The Cedar Falls Community Foundation shares news of interest through a monthly e-newsletter. Read the archived newsletters below. 03/02/2022- March 22 CFCF Newsletter  02/01/2022- February 22 CFCF Newsletter  01/04/2022 – January 22 CFCF Newsletter  12/01/2021- December 21 CFCF Newsletter  11/02/2021- November 21 CFCF Newsletter  10/01/2021- October 21 CFCF Newsletter  09/02/2021- September 21 CFCF

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Nominations being accepted for the Melendy Spirit Award

February 9, 2022 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

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Black Hawk County libraries bringing book gifting program to the Cedar Valley

February 4, 2022 The Black Hawk County public libraries are coming together to bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to our communities in partnership with the Cedar Falls Community Foundation. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free books to children once per month from birth until age five in participating areas.  

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Cedar Falls Community Foundation Awards $20,000 in Scholarships

January 2022 he Cedar Falls Community Foundation has awarded six $6,000 scholarships from the Robert Eller Study Abroad Endowment to support UNI students studying abroad during the Spring 2022 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

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October is National Estate Planning Awareness Month!

August 2021 The Cedar Falls Community Foundation will join in a nationwide recognition in October of the importance of estate planning to assist the general public to establish and keep their estate plans current. When you decide the time is right to make a charitable gift(s) to your favorite nonprofit organization or cause, don’t assume

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Cedar Falls Community Foundation Announces Grants Made to Local Organizations

August 2021 Cedar Falls Community Foundation Grants Made to Local Organizations The Cedar Falls Community Foundation Board of Directors has approved grants to six area nonprofits totaling $77,227.00. Applications were accepted April through June, 2021, to the Rownd Trust, the Diamond Arts and History Fund, and the Cedar Falls Enhancement Fund, through the Community Foundation’s

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CFCF Announce Change in Leadership

Change in Leadership The Board of Directors of the Cedar Falls Community Foundation has accepted, with regret, the resignation of Executive Director Cynthia Sweet after almost nine years of leadership. Under Sweet’s leadership, the Cedar Falls Community Foundation achieved national accreditation, established a Main Street office, and dramatically increased its community outreach, establishing a website

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CFCF Seeks Executive Director

CFCF Seeks Executive Director The Cedar Falls Community Foundation seeks Executive Director to manage and promote the Foundation’s work as a champion of philanthropy to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Cedar Falls. Responsibilities include implementing and updating the Foundation’s strategic plans, identifying and engaging prospective donors and non-profits in the community,

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Monthly e-newsletter Archive

Monthly e-newsletter The Cedar Falls Community Foundation shares news of interest through a monthly e-newsletter. Sign up below or read the archived newsletters.  

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