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This website is owned and operated by the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. Our intention is to inform and educate visitors about our work as a grantmaker, community resource and philanthropic partner to local individuals, families, and corporations. The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is committed to honoring the privacy of all those with whom we work.


We collect your information when you:

  • Register on our donor and/or applicant online systems;
  • Register for one of our of events;
  • Respond to a survey;
  • Fill out a form/application;
  • Make a donation;
  • Recommend a grant;
  • Respond to other communications for us to better understand your interests and needs.
  • Use our website

The Community Foundation will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. All information provided is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption to provide security and privacy when you access fund information, initiate online fund transactions or send secure messages.


We use your information to help us tailor and continually improve your experience on our donor and applicant sites. We use your information in the following ways:

  • Responding to your inquiries;
  • Communicating with you about your account, submissions or transactions;
  • Communicating with you about upcoming events;
  • Sending you newsletters, mailings and information about our initiatives and events via email or another medium;
  • Processing your donation, competitive grant/scholarship application or grant recommendation request;
  • Event registration;
  • Performing statistical, demographic, and marketing analysis of our online users;
  • Personalizing content and experiences on our online system.

Your right to privacy is important to us. We will not sell, rent, or lease any personally identifying information you provide to any individual or organization.

The Community Foundation may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. However, unless otherwise requested by the donor, it may publish the names of individual donors in The Community Foundation’s Annual Report and other reported listings. In the case of memorial gifts, The Community Foundation will provide the names of donors to members of the immediate family unless the donor has requested anonymity. If a gift is made to a fund of the Community Foundation, donor information may be shared with advisors of the fund to which the gift was made, unless the donor has requested anonymity.

Where CFNEIA discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, CFNEIA may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.


The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa adheres to the highest standards of ethical practices in our operations and is dedicated to protecting the privacy of all our online users.

Under IRS Code, the following foundation documents are public information:

  • IRS Forms 990 and affiliated schedules;
  • Exemption letter from the IRS;
  • Approved application for exemption with supporting documentation.

Lists of our donors are not available to the public. We do not reveal the name of anonymous donors or funds to the recipient of a grant.


We may also use cookies to monitor traffic to our websites, store your preferences, improve our websites and your experience, and provide analytics. Our websites are functional without the retention of cookies. You may modify your browser setting to decline cookies. Cookies do not contain any personal or private information. You can find more information about cookies at

We use Google Analytics, which utilizes Google cookies, to help us understand how people use our website. The information is anonymous and is only used for statistical purposes, and it helps us to analyze patterns of user activity and develop a better user experience. You may prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out browser add-on, available here.


Throughout our website(s), we offer links to third party sites. Since we do not control those websites, we encourage you to review their privacy policies as well.


By using our website, you consent to our privacy and cookie policy. We reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of this privacy and cookie policy from time to time without notice. Your continued use of our website following the posting of changes to this privacy and cookie policy will mean you accept those changes. This policy was last modified on January 9, 2023.


If you wish to unsubscribe from our email campaigns, please click on the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of any marketing email sent from us.  If you opt out of our email marketing, we will still send you messages related to our transactions and relationship with you, such as donation or application confirmations.  
If you wish to stop receiving text messages from us, reply STOP, QUIT, CANCEL, OPT-OUT, or UNSUBSCRIBE to any text message sent from us.  For more information, see our Mobile Messaging Terms and Conditions available here. 


We welcome comments and questions on this policy. To share feedback or to request information from the foundation, please send an email to or write to:

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
ATTN: Marketing and Communications, Privacy Policy
3117 Greenhill Circle
Cedar Falls, IA 50313

Last revised: January 9, 2023