Skip to Main Content

Image title

COVID-19 Disaster Response Update

Affiliate foundations of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa are responding to the need across northeast Iowa due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation is directing people to support the United Way of North Central Iowa’s COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund as to not duplicate efforts and to strengthen existing support. The intent of the fund is to be responsive to nonprofits that are providing basic needs services and organizations working with individuals and families who have been disproportionately impacted by the public health and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. UWNCI’s service area covers eight counties including Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, Mitchell, Winnebago, and Worth.


This fund has been established to support local response efforts.

Donate to the Fund


UWNCI grant funds are available for nonprofits serving those impacted by this pandemic.

Apply for a Grant

2020 Impacts

Committee Members

Shaun Arneson, Chair
Jen Arends
Tim Coffey
John Drury

Julie Kaduce
Marty Ramaekers
Gary Schmit
Margo Underwood

Learn how establishing a donor advised fund with the Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation provides you the opportunity to be actively involved in making a difference for organizations you care about.

Cerro Gordo County Grants

This grant is accepting applications. Please submit them by April 1.

Grants are available to 501(c)3 organizations and government entities serving Cerro Gordo County. Grants selections are made in an effort to create a better quality of life for people in Cerro Gordo County. A local governing committee reviews the applications from charitable organizations serving their community.

Open: January 1
Application Due: April 1
Awarded in: June

Click the year to see organizations and projects funded in 2020 and 2019.

How to Apply
  1. Review our Grant Guidelines to see if you qualify for this grant.
  2. Grant Guidelines

  3. Log in to our online grant management system (or register if you don't already have an account). All open CFNEIA grants are listed in this system.
  4. Grant Management Login

  5. Find the grant you wish to apply for in the list to start your application. You can save your progress at any point and complete the application at a later date.
For Support

If you have questions about the online grant application, how to use the online grant site, or other grant writing questions, please visit our Grantseeker's Resources.


June 16, 2020  Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation Distributes Over $124,000 to Local Organizations  Read Story


Most articles are pdf files that require a free download of Adobe® Reader®. Click here to get it.

Annual Reports

Cerro Gordo 2019 Impact Report
Cerro Gordo 2018 Impact Report
Cerro Gordo 2017 Impact Report
Cerro Gordo 2016 Impact Report
Cerro Gordo 2015 Impact Report


Click here to find flyers of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.

Contact Us

Our Administrative Office:
Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation
3117 Greenhill Circle
Cedar Falls IA, 50613
P: 319-287-9106
F: 319-287-5015