During the pandemic, food insecurity has risen to the highest levels since 2008 and more food has been distributed than ever, according to Barb Prather, Executive Director of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.  However, she indicates that community partnerships have been key to the Food Bank’s service to the community. Join us for “Windows on […]

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The Waterloo East Boys’ Basketball program is working towards its season opener with new travel team sweats.  DeVelle Rambus, senior on the East Waterloo Boys’ Basketball Team speaks for his team members: “I think it’s important that we have travel team sweats so that me and my teammates can look and feel good and also […]

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Waterloo – The Waterloo Police Foundation is proud to announce during the months of November and December that Waterloo Police Officers, who have made a donation to the Waterloo Police foundation, have been authorized to grow facial hair as part of “No Shave November” and to help support the Foundation’s Cops and Kids programs.  Officers […]

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The Waterloo Community Foundation (WCF) is pleased to offer “Windows on Waterloo”, an opportunity to learn what is happening in Waterloo. On Thursday, November 5 at 11 am, we will connect you with Tom Eachus, the executive director of the Black Hawk Grundy Mental Health Center (BHGMHC).  This Waterloo-based center is a private, nonprofit, community […]

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The Waterloo Community Foundation has received a grant from Variety – the Children’s Charity to fund Koats4Kids.  Now in its 9th year, Koats4Kids is an all-volunteer initiative that provides hundreds of coats, boots, snow pants, hats, gloves and scarves to low income kids in our community. Julie Ehlers, project organizer expressed appreciation for The Variety […]

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(left to right:  Onazi Agbese and Ben Weber) The Waterloo Community Foundation announces the award of the Greg Freshwater Scholarship to Waterloo Firefighters Ben Weber and Onazi Agbese. The Greg Freshwater Scholarship is annually available to Waterloo firefighters seeking paramedic or EMT training and was established in 2017 to honor the life and legacy of […]

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The Waterloo Community Foundation (WCF) is pleased to offer a second “Windows on Waterloo”, an opportunity to learn what is happening in Waterloo. On Thursday, October 1 at 11 am, we will connect you with Joni Spencer and Brooke Olson with Together for Youth (TFY), our area’s adolescent sexual health and teen parent network.  In […]

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The Waterloo Community Foundation announces that the First Responders Fund, established in April has surpassed its goal of raising funds for local police, fire and health care workers.  Realizing early-on that the COVID-19 epidemic would pose a significant strain on local resources, the Foundation challenged the community with an initial $5,000 match.  Our community overwhelming […]

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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. […]

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In partnership with the City of Waterloo and the Waterloo Police Department, a fund has been established at the Waterloo Community Foundation to improve race relationships between the Police Department and the Black community.  All donated dollars will support Police Department training in these critical areas:  Procedural Justice/Implicit Bias/Reconciliation Training, Critical Incident Team Training, De-escalation […]

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