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

3/31/2020

Grant Portal to Open April 15; Donation to local Disaster Response Fund

Applications for Grants accepted thru June 30. The Cedar Falls Community Foundation grant application portal will be open April 15 – June 30. Grant applications will be accepted to the Rownd Trust (capital projects) and the Diamond Arts & History Fund. Applicants must be non-profit organizations and must submit through the CFCF portal at https://www.cf-communityfoundation.org/.

1/21/2020

Nominations being accepted for the Melendy Spirit Award

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 or other means.