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Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa celebrates 65 years with near-record year for generosity

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(KWWL) — The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA) is celebrating a near-record year for giving in 2020.

Over 1,500 grants worth $6.48 million from charity funds of CFNEIA were awarded to organization's benefitting CFNEIA's 20-county region. Since establishing in 1956, over $101 million in grants have been awarded.

"None of our work would be possible without the ongoing support from our donor partners whose continued contributions to various funds led to a near-record fundraising year in 2020,"

"The overwhelming generosity gave us the ability to allocate funds immediately to nonprofits serving community members directly impacted by the pandemic and maintain our endowment so we can respond to the current and long-term needs of our region."

President and CEO Kaye Englin

During 2020, CFNEIA supported COVID response efforts with grants over $550,000 with Black Hawk County funding partners and affiliate volunteers. Other 2020 impacts include 272 scholarships worth $558,770 and the Foundation's Racial Equity Fund to the region's response to end racism.

"The Community Foundation is built for forever and last month marked 65 years of history for CFNEIA. It is a privilege to serve our region and we thank our donor partners, nonprofit partners and community partners for their commitment to community and our mission. These partner relationships will continue to be an essential part of our work in being here for good for our communities into the future."

CFNEIA Board Chair Pat Monat

Additional 2020 financial details can be found in the full report at

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