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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The Waterloo Community Foundation recently elected Bob Hellman, a long-time Waterloo business owner to its Board of Directors.  Mr. Hellman joins a Waterloo-based public charity that partners with generous donors to address local needs through the community’s non-profit network. Mr. Hellman established and served as Chairman of Hellman for 52 years.  The agency was quickly […]

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   Waterloo – Michael Broshar, a Waterloo native and local architect, has designed and donated this water color that supports the First Responders Fund, established earlier this month by the Waterloo Community Foundation.  This unique piece of art features a local firefighter, policeman and health care worker, the recipients of the fund’s proceeds.  Signed prints […]

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Thanks to Michael Broshar, a Waterloo native, for this artistic and thoughtful contribution to the First Responders Fund. The Waterloo Community Foundation announces the establishment of the First Responders Fund that will assist our local police, fire and health care workers help our community during the COVID-19 crisis.  From now through May 31, the Foundation […]

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Waterloo — The community of Waterloo, our state, our nation and our world are being tested. The COVID-19 coronavirus has captured our attention, energy, focus, and our will! Now is the time for us all to come together and help. To that end, the Waterloo Community Foundation has joined with many other local funders to establish […]

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Waterloo – The Waterloo Community Foundation is seeking nominations of person(s), group, organization or company that have contributed to the arts in Waterloo, meeting one of the following criteria:  1. Provided substantial financial support to one or more arts organizations in Waterloo over an extended period of time; 2. Provided significant volunteer service to one […]

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The Waterloo Community Foundation announces that applications are now being accepted from area high school seniors for three scholarships: QUEST SCHOLARSHIP, a $1,000 award to a student at East, West or Expo pursuing a career in field of education or science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).  A minimum of 16 hours of volunteer service during […]

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