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Competitive grant funds

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation accepts applications to its competitive funds April-June annually.  Application is due by midnight, June 30.

Applicants must be non-profit organizations.  Funded projects must benefit the community of Cedar Falls, Iowa.  Application portal will be open by April 15.

  • Saul & Joan Diamond Arts & History Fund: The purpose of this fund is to stimulate lifelong learning by providing interactive or multi-sensory experiences in the fine arts or the history of Cedar Falls.
  • Ella C. Rownd Trust: The purpose of this fund is to support capital projects which will benefit the Cedar Falls community.

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation requires all applicants to follow its grant guidelines.  The Cedar Falls Community Foundation reserves the right to deny funding to applicants who fail to follow funding guidelines.

Applicants must create an account in order to submit an application via the on-line grants management portal.

Applying organizations must:

  • Demonstrate their tax status 501 (c)(3) to qualify for funding.
  • Understand the purpose of each available grant fund. Applicants are required to indicate the grant fund to which they are applying and how their project fits the criteria for grants from that fund.
  • Be complete and on time to be considered
  • Submit only one project per application
  • Demonstrate ability to implement and complete their proposal
  • Complete and submit a final report and project photographs, if awarded

Projects must benefit the citizens and community of Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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 and is available on YouTube. The Community Builder Celebration includes a tribute to

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