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CFNEIA Grants Over $300,000 to Local Organizations

January 14, 2020

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa announced today the distribution of $301,460.49 in grants to 22 nonprofit organization projects serving Black Hawk County as part of its fall 2019 grant cycle.

“The need in Black Hawk County is great and a core piece of our work at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is supporting our nonprofit partners and enriching their work through effective grantmaking,” said CFNEIA President and CEO Kaye Englin. “Everyone benefits when the nonprofit sector is able to provide essential programs and life-changing services to our local community.”

Grant recipient organization, project the grant will fund and grant amount are listed below by funding area.

Art and Culture

  • Cedar Falls-Waterloo 19th Amendment Centennial Fund, Centennial Sculpture Project, $5,000

Community Betterment

  • St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Community Center, $8,000
  • Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley, Service-Learning: Engaging Youth in Service to the Cedar Valley, $6,385


  • Hawkeye Community College Foundation, Family Literacy Program, $15,000


  • City of Waterloo, Ash Tree Replacement, $16,575.49


  • Allen Memorial Hospital, Allen Child Protection Center, $10,000
  • EMBARC, NP: Navigate And Prevent, $18,000
  • SuccessLink, SuccessLink/Success Street, $15,000

Historic Preservation

  • Friends of the Gilbertville Depot, Depot Trim Painting, $5,000

Human Service

  • Cedar Valley Bridges Out of Poverty, Getting Ahead in a Just Getting-By World Program, $10,000
  • Christian Community Development, House of Hope, $20,000
  • Exceptional Persons, Inc., Employment Services, $15,000
  • Family & Children's Council of Black Hawk County, Parent Education, $15,000
  • Friends of the Family, Victim Services, $24,500
  • Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity, Operations Funding - Black Hawk County, $20,000
  • Lutheran Services in Iowa, Family, Safety, Risk and Permanency Services in Black Hawk County, $15,000
  • North Star Community Services, Raising the Roof Project, $15,000
  • Northeast Iowa Food Bank, BackPack Program, $25,000
  • Operation Threshold, Refugee Services, $15,000
  • Pathways Behavioral Services, Improving the Theraputic Enviroment - Kitchen Remodel Project, $5,000
  • Waypoint Services, Domestic Violence Victim Services Program, $8,000
  • YWCA of Black Hawk County, Multicultural Services, $15,000

Grants are awarded through CFNEIA’s competitive grant process. Decisions on grant awards are determined by CFNEIA’s grant distribution committee, which consists of volunteers from Black Hawk County. Grants are awarded to projects in the program areas of: art and culture, community betterment, education, environment, health, historic preservation and human service. Grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) designated organization or government entity serving Black Hawk County in order to be considered for funding.

The Community Foundation has a fall and spring grant cycle for Black Hawk County. The 2020 spring grant cycle is currently open with an application deadline of April 1, 2020. Grant guidelines and applications can be found at

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