I’m Tyler Fund Spreads Message of Ability Awareness

Tyler Greene was known as a friend to all around Waterloo and was notorious for his outgoing, warm demeanor. Tyler was born with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, which he fully embraced. He spent his life sharing the message of Ability Awareness – that what someone can do is much more important than what they … Read more

Waterloo Community Foundation Announces New Board Members

The Waterloo Community Foundation is naming four new members to the Board of Directors in 2024. The Waterloo Community Foundation was established in 2015 for the long-term benefit of the community of Waterloo. The mission of the Foundation is to provide a lean, straightforward, and transparent conduit vehicle to those who wish to contribute resources … Read more

Windows on Waterloo – Immigrant and Refugee Services

The public is invited to join the Waterloo Community Foundation on Wednesday, March 6 at 11 AM for a joint presentation from three local organizations – RIYO, World Grace Project, and LSI. They will be shedding light on the needs, resources, and trends within Waterloo’s immigrant and refugee community. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and engage … Read more

Windows on Waterloo – Waterloo’s Black History with Charles Pearson

The public is invited to join the Waterloo Community Foundation on Wednesday, February 7 at 11 AM for a presentation from local historian Charles Pearson. Charles will share stories about local places, people, and events central to Black history in Waterloo. He will also share the importance of preserving this history and ideas to implement this in … Read more

2024 Scholarships Available

The Waterloo Community Foundation announces that applications are now being accepted from area high school seniors for twelve scholarships: DAVE AUMER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – A $500 renewable award to a graduating senior of the Waterloo Warriors hockey team. It is renewable for up to 3 consecutive years. DENAE NASH SCHOLARSHIP – This $1,000 scholarship is … Read more

Windows on Waterloo – Mayor Hart

The public is invited to join the Waterloo Community Foundation on Wednesday, January 3 at 11 AM for a presentation from Mayor Hart with an update on Waterloo’s 2030 Vision and Strategic Plan. Mayor Hart will share what has been accomplished so far and the opportunities he is excited about for the future. Community members may join … Read more

Empowering Young Leaders Through Grantmaking

As we approached this year’s competitive grant cycle, we saw an opportunity to infuse creative strategies into our grantmaking processes. One way we were able to explore this was a collaboration with Waterloo Youth City Council to select one grant recipient.  Waterloo Youth City Council, comprising students from all four high schools in Waterloo, offers a … Read more

Announcing 2023 Grant Recipients

This year, we awarded over $50,000 to nonprofit organizations through our competitive grant process. We received applications from qualified organizations for projects or programs that benefit the community of Waterloo in one of four areas: health and human services, arts and culture, education, and economic development. “We are excited to partner with these organizations and … Read more

Waterloo Church Launches Endowment Fund for Royal Legacy Christian Academy

Saviour Missionary Baptist Church is taking steps to secure the future of affordable Christian education by contributing initial funds to a long-term endowment fund for Royal Legacy Christian Academy. Royal Legacy Christian Academy is a dual-language school providing a Christ-centered educational option in the Cedar Valley. Their mission is to provide a safe, friendly and … Read more