Funds

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 Endowment 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.

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 Community Foundation for the support of Cedar Falls Public Library. 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. 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 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.

Kathryn L. Ray Endowment: Cedar Falls Public Library

The assets of this fund were received through a bequest to the Cedar Falls Community Foundation under the will of Kathryn L. Ray for the benefit of the Cedar Falls Public Library. This fund is 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 Community 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.

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 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 to the Cedar Falls Community Foundation for the benefit of the Hearst Center for the Arts. This Endowment may be used for 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.

Robert Eller Study Abroad Endowment

This account was established by late UNI professor Robert Eller to make it possible for students at the University of Northern Iowa to study abroad.

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 Legion Auxiliary Fund

This fund supports the activities of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 237.

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.

CFCF: 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.

CFCF: Enhancement Fund

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

CFCF: Emergency Response Fund

This fund addresses local emergency needs and disaster relief efforts.

CFCF: 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.

CFCF: 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.

Cedar Falls Community Theater

Funds are used for 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 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 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, façade improvement, handicapped accessibility, and projects such as a public plaza and an ice rink.

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.

Friends of the Hearst Center for the Arts

This fund supports activities sponsored by the Hearst Center for the Arts.

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 $900,000.

Young Fund for the Education Foundation of the Osage Community Schools

James and Lori Young established this fund to provide scholarships through the Education Foundation of the Osage Community Schools to provide an incentive for Osage Iowa High School students to pursue higher achievement and higher learning.