Donors Making a Difference

Donors to the Cedar Falls Community Foundation have had a lasting impact on the social, health, economic, safety, and cultural aspects of the community, building a solid foundation of outstanding community organizations. In the past five years donor funds have supported:

  • Cedar Falls Public Library special events, literacy programs for all ages, visiting authors, bus trips, music and craft programs, as well as building renovations and maintenance.
  • Exhibits and art shows at the James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts.
  • Expansion of the honor brick pathway in the Cedar Falls Veterans Park.
  • Building renovations and upkeep of the historic Cedar Falls Womans Club.
  • Student scholarships for higher education.
  • Community Main Street programs.
  • River Hills School playground equipment.
  • Renovations at Sartori Memorial Hospital.
  • Recovery and new exhibits for the Cedar Falls Historical Society's Ice House Museum following the 2008 floods.
  • Operating expenses for the Cedar Bend Humane Society.
  • Expansion of the Cedar Falls Recreation Center.
  • Cedar Falls High School Music Program.
  • North Cedar Neighborhood improvement programs.
  • Cedar Falls Fire Department safety equipment.
  • Expansion of the Falls Aquatic Center.
  • Cedar Falls Community Theater projects.
  • Playground equipment and boat dock for Big Woods Campground and lake.
  • Health initiatives of the Blue Zone Project
  • Cedar Falls Pickleball complex
  • A Place to Play Park
  • Cedar Falls Historical Society Capital Campaign - new building, curatorial space, educational space, exhibition space

What is important to you? How would you like to make a difference?

The Founders Club builds capacity and enables the Cedar Falls Community Foundation to grow in service to Cedar Falls. For information on becoming a member or supporter, please contact CFCF@cfu.net.

First Name Last Name
Bob & Rosemary Beach
Tom & Sandy Benak
Monte & Rebecca Berg
Charles & Lynn Blair-Broeker
Steve & Julee Bernard
Bill & Kathy Calhoun
Susan Card
Scott & Katherine Cessna
Gary & Carolyn Chambers
Bob & Shannon Closson
Jim & Amy Coloff
Russell & Diane Curtis
Janelle & Randy Darst
David & Jan Deaver
Saul & Joan Diamond Estate
Robert & Mary Beth Dieter
Jacques & Kathy DuBois
Bryan Earnest
Dennis & Jenny Eslick
First National Bank
Joe & Melanie Griffith
Judith Harrington
David & Mary Kabel
Jim & Cynthia Kenyon
Ty & Lynn Kimble
Mark  & Barbara Kittrell
Jim & Kathy Krieg
John & Kristie Lehman
Marleta Matheson
Shirley Merner
Liane Nichols
Karen Page
Francis Pardoe
Joanna Latta Reeves
Don & Jean Richardson
Paul & Carole Rider
Miller & Sharon Roskamp
Gregory & LeaAnn Saul
Dave & Lisa Sires
Dick and Linda Smith
Troy & Lynn Smith
Phyllis Steele
Tom & Char Strub
Stanton & Cynthia Sweet
US Bank
First Name Last Name
Daryl & Jan Andersen
Craig & Anita Johnson
Bill & Janet Kahler
Brad & Jen Leeper
Brian & Kim Sanderman

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. The Community Builder Celebration includes a tribute to Dennis A. Downs, 2020 Melendy

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