Funds

Donor Designated Endowment Funds

Mary Beckman Endowment: Cedar Bend Humane Society

This fund was established by a testamentary gift under the Will of Mary G. Beckman to establish an endowment fund for the Cedar Bend Humane Society.

Mary Beckman Endowment: Cedar Falls Public Library

This fund was established by a testamentary gift under the Will of Mary G. Beckman to establish an endowment fund for the Cedar Falls Public Library.

Cedar Falls Forever Fund

This fund was established as an endowment, to meet a broad range of community needs by providing a permanent and flexible financial resource to respond to community needs including but not limited to grassroots community projects and needs identified by area non-profit organizations.

Robert Eller Study Abroad Endowment

This account was established by Robert Eller. It was placed with the Cedar Falls Civic Foundation to make it possible for a graduate student at the University of Northern Iowa to have the opportunity to study a semester in another area of the country or of the world. The choice of student is made by a Professor Emeritus Committee at the University of Northern Iowa.

Funds

Altrusa Club

The Cedar Falls Altrusa Club holds annual fund-raisers and encourages and supports scholarships for local individuals. Over the years this account has supported scholarships.

American Association of University Women

The AAUW Cedar Falls Branch offers the Transition Scholarship to non-traditional female students. For more information, see "Serving the Community/Grants & Scholarships".

Black Hawk – Bremer League of Women Voters

This account is funded by contributions and was established for the purpose of supporting the printing of materials to inform the general public about voter’s rights and privileges and for educational purposes.

Robert and Shirley Berg Endowment: Cedar Falls Public Library

The Shirley (Robert) Berg Endowment fund’s assets were received through a bequest under the will of Shirley Berg. This Endowment shall be used to support the provisions of Public Library programming and services for the benefit of the residents of the City of Cedar Falls. Specifically, the Endowment is to be used to assist in the funding of programs and projects outside the scope of normal and expected programming as well as significant capital projects. Support of participation by the Library in joint programming efforts with other local libraries is permitted. The Endowment may also be used to support the sponsorship by the Library of significant exhibitions and special programming.

Robert and Shirley Berg Endowment: James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts

The Shirley (Robert) Berg Estate left a bequest for the Hearst Center for the Arts. This Endowment will be disbursed solely to benefit the Hearst Center for the Arts for the purposes which include but are not limited to the preservation of the existing art collection, building and enhancing the permanent art collection through the acquisition of new works of art, supporting visiting exhibitions, supporting special cultural programming and capital projects that benefit the facility.

Cedar Falls Bible Conference: General Fund

The General Fund will facilitate charitable giving that will promote and support the ministry of the Cedar Falls Bible Conference, programming, and operational costs.

Cedar Falls Bible Conference: Riverview Conference Center Fund

The Riverview Conference Center Fund will provide support for the Riverview Conference Center.

Cedar Falls Bible Conference: Speakers Fund

The Speakers Fund will facilitate charitable giving that will promote and support Christian teaching and Biblical exegesis that will equip Christ-followers with a deeper understanding of the Christian faith and how to live and share that faith with others by paying speaker fees and honorariums.

Cedar Falls Community Foundation: Children & Families Fund

This fund will meet a broad range of community needs associated with children and families, including developmental, educational, and activity programming, placement scholarships, child care facility infrastructure and supplies, parenting education, caregiver training, and capital projects. Donations to this fund are now being accepted.

Cedar Falls Community Foundation: Enhancement Fund

This fund will meet a broad range of community needs by providing a permanent and flexible financial resource.

Cedar Falls Community Foundation: Cedar Falls Forever Endowment Fund

This fund is an opportunity to build an endowment that will be available to future generations to address important issues, opportunities, and community needs.  Donations to this fund are a long term, strategic investment in Cedar Falls.

Cedar Falls Community Foundation: Founders Club Fund

The Founders Club was established to support the operating expenses of the Foundation, and to build the capacity and infrastructure of the Cedar Falls Community Foundation enabling it to continue to grow in service to Cedar Falls. Founders Club members pledge $1,000 per year for three years to this Fund.

Cedar Falls Community Foundation: Health & Wellness Opportunity Fund

This fund will support inspirational initiatives that promote a healthy lifestyle, wellness, and physical fitness among the residents of Cedar Falls, including activity programming, educational programming, and capital projects leading to opportunities for improved healthy lifestyles, wellness, and fitness for residents of Cedar Falls.  Donations to this fund are now being accepted.

Cedar Falls Community Theater

The Cedar Falls Community Theater requested the establishment of this account. At this time funds from this account are used make payments on capital improvements to the Cedar Falls Community Theatre.

Cedar Falls Pickleball Club Fund

This fund was established to promote and support the Cedar Falls Pickleball Club and the sport of pickleball in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Cedar Falls Public Art Fund

The Cedar Falls Public Art Fund was established by the Cedar Falls Art & Culture Board to facilitate charitable giving that will promote and support public art programs and projects of the Board and its Public Arts Committee.

Cedar Falls Public Library Endowment

The assets of this Endowment have been generated from gifts and contributions by individuals, companies and organizations to the Cedar Falls Civic Foundation for the support of Public Library services within the City of Cedar Falls. No assets of the Endowment are to be construed as accruing to or being able to revert to the City of Cedar Falls or its general fund. The Endowment monies shall be used exclusively to support the provision of Public Library services to the residents of the City of Cedar Falls. Specifically, the Endowment is to be used to assist in the funding of programs and projects outside the normal and expected programming as well as capital projects for the Cedar Falls Public Library. Funds shall be used to fund non-budgetary projects and programming, start-up costs associated with new budgetary programs and capital items (including equipment) not included in the City of Cedar Falls’ Capital Improvement Projects.

Cedar Falls Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Park was established in 1997 as a fitting memorial honoring our Country, paying tribute to the five military services and recognizing the individual sacrifices and service of Cedar Falls’ and local veterans.  Engraved bricks may be ordered through the Cedar Falls Park Division - 319-273-8643. Donations to this account are used for engraving and placement of bricks, as well as upgrade, repair and maintenance of the Park.

Cedar Falls Woman’s Club Building Fund

The Cedar Falls Woman’s Club dedicated the Victorian home at 304 Clay Street in 1929. The home was built in 1867 by Joseph T. Knapp and was secured through a gift of $20,000 and an intensive fund-raising effort by the members of the Woman’s Club to raise $10,000. During the past 80 years, the Woman’s Club has retained the Clubhouse with minimal changes and necessary maintenance. This fund is used to maintain the home and make upgrades as necessary. The Cedar Falls Woman’s Club Building Fund is funded with donations and grants. Projects are in place and on-going as fund-raising efforts allow.

Cedar Falls Woman’s Club Endowment

This Endowment account was established to receive donations through gifts and bequests for long-term support of the Clubhouse and its continuing presence in our community.

Cedar Falls Woman’s Club Youth Engagement Fund

This fund was established to support activities that engage young people with the Cedar Falls Woman's Club.

Cedar River Recreational Improvements Project Fund

This fund was established by the Prairie Rapids Paddlers’ group, to raise funds to support the City of Cedar Falls' Cedar River Recreational Improvements.

Community Main Street Fund

This fund was formed to facilitate charitable giving to promote and support revitalization efforts in the Cedar Falls downtown district, north of 7th Street to the Cedar River, and east of Franklin Street to the Cedar River. The Fund is to be used to maintain and improve the landscape and streetscape of the Cedar Falls downtown district. The purposes for which the Fund may be used include public lighting, green space developments, banners and signage, pedestrian and bicycle amenities, facade improvement, handicapped accessibility, and projects such as a public plaza and an ice rink.

Saul & Joan Diamond Arts & History Fund

This fund was established by a gift to the Cedar Falls Community Foundation by Saul and Joan Diamond. The purpose of the fund is to stimulate lifelong learning by providing interactive or multi-sensory experiences in the fine arts or the history of Cedar Falls.

Friends of Clay Street Park

Friends of Clay Street Park was established by Jonathan Taiber to provide funds to enhance the Clay Street Park user experience and the Park's role in the neighborhood through the support and improvement of the Park's infrastructure.

Friends of the Cedar Falls Public Library

The Cedar Falls Public Library has a space called the Book Nook to allow the general public to donate books, magazines, periodicals and other associated materials in support of the Library. These items are place for purchase with monies earned going toward support of the Library. The Friends of the Cedar Falls Public Library recommend direction of appropriate disbursements from this fund.

Kathryn L. Ray Endowment: Cedar Falls Public Library

The assets of this fund were received through a bequest to the Cedar Falls Civic Foundation under the will of Kathryn L. Ray for the benefit of the Cedar Falls Public Library. The monies in this fund shall be used to support the provision of Public Library programming and services for the benefit of the City of Cedar Falls. Specifically, this fund is to be used for programs outside the scope of normal and expected programming as well as significant capital projects for the Cedar Falls Public Library. Support of participation by the Library in joint programming efforts with other libraries is permitted.

Kathryn L. Ray Endowment: Cedar Falls Recreation Center

The assets were received through a bequest under the will of Kathryn L. Ray to the Cedar Falls Civic Foundation to be used for the Cedar Falls Recreation Facility. It is the opinion of the Foundation that it was the intent of Mrs. Ray to broadly benefit and enrich the delivery of recreational and leisure services within the City of Cedar Falls. Consequently, income from the fund may be used to support recreation and leisure services programming as well as the improvement of all recreation physical facilities within the City of Cedar Falls.

Ella C. Rownd Trust

The 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 Rownd. The Trust has served as a catalyst and change agent within the City of Cedar Falls by discovering and responding to significant capital needs and opportunities within the community. Total gifts to the community from the Rownd Trust exceed $800,000.

Foundation News

8/15/2019

2019 Competitive Grants to be Awarded September 26

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has announced recipients of its 2019 competitive grant cycle. In making the announcement Cynthia Sweet, executive director, said, “It is inspiring to read grant applications and realize that these are only a small portion of the many meaningful and community-enhancing projects occurring in Cedar Falls. The Cedar Falls Community Foundation

6/23/2019

CFCF Adds New Board Member

Cedar Falls Community Foundation – Governed by Cedar Falls Residents – Serving Cedar Falls The Cedar Falls Community Foundation (CFCF) has impacted 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 Board of Directors of