Awards & Recognition

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation annually recognizes donors, supporters, and grant recipients at the September Community Builder Celebration.  The event moves between venues in the community and is open to the public.

In addition, from time to time, the Foundation awards the Melendy Spirit Award 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.

Foundation News

9/22/2020

2020 CFCF Virtual Community Builder Celebration

Due to COVID-19 safety concerns and best practices protocols, the Cedar Falls Community Foundation pivoted to a virtual Community Builder Celebration in September. The event, filmed by Around the Corner Productions, will be shown on Cedar Falls Cable Channel 15 in October. The Community Builder Celebration includes a tribute to Dennis A. Downs, 2020 Melendy

8/11/2020

Cedar Falls Community Foundation Grants Made to Local Organizations

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation Board of Directors has approved grants to five area nonprofits totaling $33,250.00. Applications were accepted April through June to the Rownd Trust and the Diamond Arts and History Fund, through the Community Foundation’s online application portal at www.cf-communityfoundation.org The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra will receive $2,500 from the Diamond Arts