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

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 and is available on YouTube. The Community Builder Celebration includes a tribute to

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