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The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is a place of connection where generosity and community action meet to create powerful impacts improving the quality of life for all people. 

We connect inspired people to causes they care about most, make grants to strengthen effective nonprofits, and provide leadership on key community issues to make Iowa communities better places. Since 1956, we have been “here for good,” working side-by-side people and organizations as a catalyst for positive community change. Today, CFNEIA works in 20 Iowa counties to meet local needs and fulfill a vision of creating a vibrant region of thriving people. 

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is accredited with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®—the highest standards for philanthropic excellence. 

Mission & Values

We must live out our mission and values as we strive to reach the vision of a vibrant region of thriving people. We will do this in our everyday actions and through strategic planning that leads to long-term impacts. 

Learn More About Our Mission & Core Beliefs

Our People

One of the key reasons to work with a community foundation is the people. We are a mighty team with both professional and lived experiences and the expertise and passion to back it up.

Meet Our Team

Our Financial Approach

We’re committed to transparency and invite you to learn more about our financial standing and investment performance.

Explore Our Financials

Our Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan provides a roadmap for our Foundation and flexibility to meet the ever-changing needs of our region. 

View Our Plan