Our 2022 Impact

Enriching Our Communities


“Advancing Equity in the Cedar Valley is about acknowledging that our systems and policies have contributed to environmental inequities. It’s important we acknowledge that and find ways to improve the quality of life for all people.”

– Dr. Nafissa Cisse Egbuonye

“The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa was our first supporter. They helped us get to where we are now. I feel like the Community Foundation has always supported us 110 percent.”

– Sheritta Stokes



“So many people are working so hard to make this a really good place to live for all people. Just to be a part of that ecosystem of people is such a blessing for me, and to have found that in the place I grew up.”

– ReShonda Young

“Matthew had the ability to put an extraordinary amount of energy and love into projects that he did, and I think our community benefited from that. He was proud to live in Waterloo.”

– Susan Rolinger