Make a Nomination

Nomination Process

Nomination guidelines:

  • Include the name and address of the individual making the nomination.
  • Submit a biographical sketch/resume of the nominee.
  • Describe the nominee's specific contributions to the community of Cedar Falls.
  • Enhance the nomination with two letters of support for the nomination.
  • Enhance the nomination with a photo of the nominee.
  • Nominations are due by April 20th annually.

Submission

Submit materials by mail to:
Cedar Falls Community Foundation
P.O. Box 546
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Or contact cfcf@cfu.net.

Award Selection

Recipients will be selected by an Award Selection Committee made up of members of the Cedar Falls Community Foundation Board plus the Executive Director of the Cedar Fall Historical Society.

Award Recognition

Melendy Spirit Award recipients will be announced in local newspapers and newsletters. The award will be presented at the Community Builder Celebration, hosted by the Cedar Falls Community Foundation.

Foundation News

4/7/2021

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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,