Donor Stories

  • Robert Eller

    Robert Eller contacted the Cedar Falls Community Foundation in 1998 with his dream of assisting University of Northern Iowa students to travel abroad. With the help of his attorney and …Read More »
  • Robert & Shirley Berg

    Brothers Anton Berg and John P. Berg established their drug store at two locations in Cedar Falls about 1923. Downtown, 323 Main Street had been the location of previous drugstores …Read More »
  • Kathryn “Kay” Ray

    Kathryn “Kay” Ray and her husband Paul Ray moved to Cedar Falls from Rochester, Minnesota, where they were married in 1950. Paul Ray established his business on Dunkerton Road in …Read More »
  • Saul and Joan Diamond

    Saul and Joan have supported Cedar Falls community projects for over half a century, sharing their time and financially supporting many local organizations. These Cedar Falls organizations have benefited and …Read More »
  • Miller Roskamp

    Now and Always: Supporting Special Needs Populations Longtime Cedar Falls businessman Miller Roskamp has turned his business success into an opportunity to make a difference for local special needs children. …Read More »

Foundation News

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.

12/17/2019

Cedar Falls Community Foundation Awards $20,000 in Scholarships

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has awarded four $5,000 scholarships from the Robert Eller Study Abroad Endowment to support UNI students studying abroad during the Spring 2020 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