Foundation News

Endow Iowa Program Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Des Moines, IA – (December 20, 2018) The Endow Iowa program celebrated its 15th Anniversary with a proclamation signing in Governor Reynolds’ office today. The program began in 2003 with $2 million in tax credits available. Demand for the tax credits has continued to grow and since 2013, $6 million has been available annually through

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Cedar Falls Community Foundation Awards $25,000 in Scholarships

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has announced that five $5,000 scholarships have been awarded from the Robert Eller Study Abroad Endowment for study abroad during Fall 2018 semester. The Robert Eller Study Abroad Endowment was established by emeritus UNI Education Media Specialist Robert Eller to foster the educational, professional, and personal growth of undergraduate students

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Cedar Falls Community Foundation invites community participation in growth

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation, a nationally accredited community foundation established in 1977, has for decades played a behind-the-scenes role in Cedar Falls, providing investment management services for nonprofits, and grant funding for both city amenities and area non-profits.   The Foundation now seeks to raise awareness of its role in the community and invites broad

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Cedar Falls Community Foundation hosts September Community Builder Celebration

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation will celebrate donors, founders, and community builders at their annual event on Sunday, September 9th from 1:00-3:00 p.m., Windridge, Western Home Communities. The public is welcome to attend. The Community Builder Celebration is an opportunity recognize donors who have contributed to the many diverse Foundation funds that enhance Cedar Falls

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Cedar Falls Community Foundation grants $211,000 to community projects

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation Board of Directors has granted funds totaling $211,000 to community projects. Recreational Opportunities Enhanced The Rownd Trust was established in 1967 under the Will of Ella C. Rownd and serves as a catalyst and change agent within the City of Cedar Falls by discovering and responding to significant capital needs

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Nominations being accepted for 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.

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Cedar Falls Community Foundation Awards $20,000 in Scholarships

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has announced that four $5,000 scholarships have been awarded from the Robert Eller Study Abroad Endowment for Spring 2018 semester. The Robert Eller Study Abroad Endowment was established by emeritus UNI Education Media Specialist Robert Eller to foster the educational, professional, and personal growth of undergraduate students at the University

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Cedar Falls Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation will accept applications for grants from the Ella Rownd Trust until the end of December 2017. The Ella C. Rownd Trust was established in 1967 under the Will of Ella C. Rownd as a memorial to herself, her husband C. A. Rownd, and their son Fred. In establishing this Trust,

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New Board Members Announced

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation, a nationally accredited community foundation, held its Annual Meeting on April 27, 2017 and elected three new board members.  Carol Lilly, Ty Kimble, and Mark Ripplinger will join the Foundation Board, replacing retiring board members Robert Dieter, David Mason Jr. and Bruce Verink.  Past Foundation President Miller Roskamp also retired

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Foundation News

5/1/2020

Cedar Falls Community Foundation elects new Board Members

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation (CFCF) has served Cedar Falls for over forty years, guided by community members and donors with vision and passion to establish funds that will benefit Cedar Falls for generations to come. The members of the Board of Directors of this nationally accredited community foundation are Cedar Falls residents who understand

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/.