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Giving in Cerro Gordo County

Charitable, community-minded people who want to do good in their community to support the causes they care about can do so with the Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation. Through the funds held with the Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation, the Community Foundation meets our county's needs by increasing connections between people and the organizations that serve them; providing grants in our core program areas of arts and culture, community betterment, education and youth development, environment and animal welfare, health, and human service.

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View our 2020 Impact Report

Committee Members

Shaun Arneson, Chair
Jen Arends
Tim Coffey
John Drury

Julie Kaduce
Marty Ramaekers
Gary Schmit
Margo Underwood


Learn more about the Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation and our work.

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 will begin accepting applications on January 1.

Grants are available to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government entities. Tax-exempt organizations classified as other than 501(c)(3) are also eligible, if and only if, the project is deemed charitable; please contact our office to discuss the project’s eligibility prior to submitting a proposal. 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 2021 and 2020.

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.


October 26, 2017  Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation Awarded Outstanding Nonprofit Collaboration Award  Read Story


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Annual Reports

2020 Impact Report
2019 Impact Report


Donor Advised Fund Flyer
Power of Endowment Fund Flyer
Scholarships Fund Flyer

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

Workshop Recordings

Nonprofit Agency Fundholders Workshop Recording from November 15, 2021

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