Waterloo Community Foundation – A gift to the Waterloo Community Foundation now is a powerful way for you to be a part of our work…..and no matter the size of your contribution, all are important and will be received, with gratitude.  Because we are locally based and governed, your dollars help us to positively impact our community.

During our first three years of operation, we awarded $42,000 in grants to local non-profits in the areas of health and human services, arts and culture, education and economic development.  At the same time, we kept all dollars banked in local financial institutions and maintained low operating costs.  Keeping Waterloo proud, we invite you to be a part of Waterloo’s legacy.

The Waterloo Community Foundation is working in partnership with these community partners.

Your gift makes a difference!

WATERLOO POLICE FOUNDATION

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The Waterloo Police Protective Association (WPPA) and the Waterloo Chief of Police are working together to enhance and build relationships with Waterloo citizens and our youth.  You designate your donation to support:  1. “Cops and Kids” program; 2. Police Department Employee of the Month program (officer designates their $250 award to a charity of their choice) or 3. Community policing efforts.

WATERLOO SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION

Waterloo Softball Association

The Waterloo Softball Association (WSA) has a 40-year history of providing an attractive softball/baseball environment for youth and adult leagues at the Hoing-Rice complex in Waterloo.  An aging facility with historic significance and the approaching 35thanniversary of the death of Police Officers Hoing & Rice’s have sparked interest in facility upgrades, including the construction of a Peace Officer Pavilion and other repairs totalling $400,000.

KOATS4KIDS

Koats4Kids

Your donation supports a needy population of Waterloo youth that might not otherwise feel the warmth of a new coat. In schools served by the Koats4Kids program, 41.8% of the children qualify for free or reduced lunch (guidelines established by US Department of Agriculture and adjusted annually). Your gift supports nearly 20% of these children.

MARK’S PARK

Mark’s Park islocated next to the Amphitheatre along the Cedar Riverfront in downtown Waterloo and offers a splash pad and play structures for kids ages 12 and under. This “Spray-ground” offers interactive water features daily, to be enjoyed free of charge.  Your gift supports its repair and maintenance.

WATERLOO FIRE RESCUE

Waterloo Fire Rescue, established in 1904, provides its citizens an advanced life support (ALS) ambulance service, performs fire suppression and rescue operations, conducts emergency management, and offers other special services including hazardous materials mitigation and technical rescue.  Your gift supports:  1.Greg Freshwater Memorial Scholarship Fund; 2. Special Equipment Fund, or 3. Community Outreach.

DAVE AUMER SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Waterloo Warriors Hockey Senior Team members are eligible to receive a $500 4-year renewable David Aumer Memorial Scholarship for post-secondary education.  The Aumer family established this named scholarship as a way to carry on Dave’s legacy, a man that believed in these young players and their success. One scholarship is awarded annually.

QUEST SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Students at East, West or Expointerested in pursuing a career in the field of education, science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) are eligible to apply for the $1,000 scholarship.Michael and Barbara Henning, Waterloo residents and community volunteers, initiated this scholarship to reflect their commitment to education and youth.  “We believe education is the key to success of our community’s youth.  This is one way we can make a difference.”

PROFESSIONAL OFFICES SERVICES, INC.

Professional Office Services, Inc. (POS) offers $1,000 post-secondary scholarships to dependents of full-time POS employees at each plant location (Iowa, Florida, Minnesota, Utah, and Pittsburgh).  To be eligible for a one-year scholarships, students must be the dependents of full-time employees at POS and must be (or will be) pursuing a degree at an accredited post-secondary educational institution.

KINGSLEY NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

This neighborhood association took the initiative to fundraise and replant trees that were being destroyed by the emerald ash borer, a small worm that is killing ash trees throughout the city, state and nation.  In April, 2018, 60 neighbors, scouts and City workers volunteered to plant 73 new trees on Prospect Blvd. between Ridgeway Avenue and W. 4th Street.  Efforts continue to beautify the public areas of the neighborhood.

LORAL TRUST FUND

Classroom teachers in a public or accredited private school in Waterloo may apply for a grant that deepens, inspires and increases the love of reading and learning of children and young adults. We know it as “Love of Reading and Learning” or LORAL.  Innovation!  Motivation!  Transformational!

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF CEDAR VALLEY INC

This endowment fund provides for long term support of this Waterloo youth-serving agency. Your gift aligns with the organization’s mission to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as responsible, caring, and productive citizens.”