The Waterloo Community Foundation (WCF) seeks grant proposals from qualified organizations for projects or programs that benefit the community of Waterloo and, in limited situations its vicinity.  Grant proposals must detail how funds will improve and benefit our community in one of four areas:  health and human services; arts and culture; education or economic development.

In making this announcement, Dr. Wilfred Johnson, Board Chair, says, “Our community is blessed to have a network of agencies and volunteers that provide untold services that contribute to our quality of life.  And, our generous donors have allowed us, at a very early stage in our development, to support and build our community as a great place to live, work and play.  Together, we can do so much!”

A total of five grants will be awarded up to $5,000 each.  Matching funds are not required; funds must be expended between January 1 and December 31, 2022.  Grant recipients will be announced the week of November 29.

Completed applications must be received by Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm.  An optional Zoom information meeting is scheduled Wednesday, September 8 at 1:30 pm.

For more information, obtain an application or register for the Zoom information meeting, contact Erin Tink at or (319) 883-6022.

Grantmaking Instructions Fall 2021

Grant Application Fall 2021