Foundation News

Three Scholarship Recipients Will Study Abroad

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has announced that three scholarships have been awarded from the Robert Eller Study Abroad Endowment for Fall 2017 study abroad. 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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Grants $142,000 to Cedar Falls Public Library 2017 Projects

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has granted $142,000 to the Cedar Falls Public Library for 2017 projects.  Grants were made from three funds established with the Cedar Falls Community Foundation for the benefit of the Cedar Falls Public Library. The Kathryn L. Ray Fund supports programming and collections projects at the Cedar Falls Public Library.

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Cedar Falls Community Foundation Receives National Accreditation

National Standards Accreditation Affirms Cedar Falls Community Foundation Commitment to Excellence The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has announced that it received accreditation with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® in October 2016. This accreditation, signified by the Seal shown here, indicates that the Cedar Falls Community Foundation meets the highest standards for philanthropic excellence. “This

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Bequest Received to Fund Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cedar Falls Community Foundation Receives Substantial Bequest for Scholarships The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has received a bequest of $904,311.00 from the estate of Robert Eller to support study abroad scholarships. Robert Eller was born in Janesville, Wisconsin and grew up in southern Wisconsin where his father worked for the railroad. After

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New Board Member Joins CFCF

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Board Member for Cedar Falls Community Foundation The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has announced that Ryan Cose has joined the Board of Directors. Ryan Cose is the Farmers State Bank Branch Manager at its downtown Cedar Falls location. He is a graduate of Hawkeye Community College and the University

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Peter Melendy Distinguished Community Builder Awards Made

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation Board of Directors has voted to award this year’s Peter Melendy Distinguished Community Builder Award to two deserving recipients. This award is presented to individuals or couples who have made outstanding voluntary community contributions that have enhanced, improved, or positively affected the overall quality of life in Cedar Falls.

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Peter Melendy Award Nominations Sought

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the 6th annual Peter Melendy Distinguished Community Builder Award. This award recognizes individuals or couples who have made outstanding contributions to the City of Cedar Falls through selfless dedication of time, energy, knowledge, skills, and support. Organizations are not eligible to be nominated.

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Two Study Abroad Scholarships Awarded

Cedar Falls Community Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has announced that two scholarships have been awarded from the Robert Eller Study Abroad Endowment for Fall 2016 study abroad.

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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/.