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

4/7/2021

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.

2/26/2021

Grant Portal to Open April 15; Award Nominations due April 10

Grant Portal Opening in April The Cedar Falls Community Foundation will accept applications to the Ella Rownd Trust and Diamond Arts & History Fund beginning April 15. Applicants must be nonprofit 501-c-3 organizations. Projects must benefit the citizens and community of Cedar Falls. Interested organizations are encouraged to call the CFCF before beginning an application,