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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Waterloo Community Foundation is partnering with Operation Homefront and local Dollar Tree stores to collect school supplies for children in Waterloo.  Now through August 6, store customers donate to the drive and then Dollar Tree donates school supplies to children in need.  Those receiving school supplies are Antioch Baptist Church, Eye of the Needle and […]

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Waterloo – We have all seen many acts of heroism, strength and compassion during this COVID time, but none more prominent than the actions of our community’s first responders.  Our health care workers, emergency personnel, and many front line workers commit to long, exhaustive hours to keep this community safe and to save lives.  In […]

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June 22, 2020 – Tom Penaluna (Chairman and CEO, CBE) announced today that CBE has donated to establish a fund, in conjunction with the Waterloo Community Foundation, to which contributions can be made in support of the Waterloo Police’s efforts to improve race relations in our local community. These funds will be directed towards the […]

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