As an attorney, CPA, financial planner or other trusted advisor, you are aware that many of your clients are interested in leaving a legacy that will benefit and enhance our community. While some donors know and understand the causes that they wish to support, others may desire guidance and information in assessing and determining where community needs and opportunities are the greatest. We encourage you and your clients to contact the Cedar Falls Community Foundation for information and to answer questions that will assist you and them in making an informed giving decision.

There are many reasons to partner with the Cedar Falls Community Foundation to make your clients’ wishes a reality:
1. We provide personalized service tailored to individual charitable goals.
2. Our Board is composed entirely of Cedar Falls residents and is focused on the needs and opportunities present in our community.
3. We provide access to a high quality professionally managed investment portfolio that has a long term track record of providing outstanding investment results.
4. The fees for our services are reasonable and cost effective, particularly when compared to other providers.
5. We are committed to helping donors build a legacy thru endowments and other gift vehicles.

We look forward to working with you and your clients to make an impact in Cedar Falls in ways that are truly important to them. For more information, please contact us at 319-243-9170 or

Foundation News


Cedar Falls Community Foundation grants $211,000 to community projects

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation Board of Directors has granted funds totaling $211,000 to community projects. Recreational Opportunities Enhanced The Rownd Trust was established in 1967 under the Will of Ella C. Rownd and serves as a catalyst and change agent within the City of Cedar Falls by discovering and responding to significant capital needs


Nominations being accepted for 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.