Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association
Cedar Valley Connections

Issue 67
October 21, 2013
Dear Nonprofit Supporter,
Welcome to Cedar Valley Connections, a newsletter to connect the leaders of the nonprofit sector. 

Network with the Gurus
Thursday, October 24, 2013 
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Philanthropy Center (3rd floor US Bank Building)  

Spend the first 30 minutes of this session talking with Debbie Roth about the Cedar Valley United Way grant funding opportunities and priorities. After this funder Q&A, plan to spend time networking with all the "gurus" in the room. Discuss recent projects, celebrate new awards, and work together to find solutions for your current grant dilemmas.  RSVP to Constance Grimm by noon, October 22nd!  
Legislative Forum - - December 5, 2013
Please mark your calendars to attend the 2nd Annual Legislative Forum

Thursday, December 5, 2013

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Waterloo Center For the Arts
Sheila Baird with Cedar Valley United Way will be our moderator for this event again this year.  If you have specific questions you will want to be asked to our State Representatives, please email them to Sheila ahead of time at [email protected].  Time permitting, additional questions will able to asked the day of the event.
There is no charge to members for this event.  Non-members will be charged $40.  Please click here to RSVP for this event.
Affordable Care Act -- Questions
The new Affordable Care Act provides insurance benefits and healthcare services to people who don't have them now.  Please view a list of phones numbers and/or email addresses to answer any questions you may have.
UnityPoint Health (319) 235-3737 or (319) 235-5099 or www.Unitypoint.org
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - (319) 272-7298 or 
People's Clinic - (319) 272-4350
You can also go to www.healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596
Government Shutdown -- Impact on NP's
Click here to view an interesting article that pertains to how the Government shutdown impacts non-profits.  
In Theater News....
Waterloo Community Playhouse presents:
October 25, 27, 29, 31 and November 1 & 2 
Hope Martin Theatre, located inside the Waterloo Center for the Arts at 225 Commercial Street in Waterloo.  
This play is full of tricks and treats, making it perfect for the Halloween season.  
In the style of the current hit movies and TV series, this show offers a mix of mystery, comedy, romance and Holmesian disguises. Expect both the familiar Sherlock Holmes characters, as well as historical figures from the Edwardian era.  Come be ENTERTAINED!!!
Tickets: 319.291.4494 | [email protected] | www.wcpbhct.org
Don't Miss The November 2nd Deadline 


The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is announcing the application deadline for their Women's Fund grant cycle is November 2, 2013. Grants are awarded to support programs and projects benefiting women, girls and their families in Black Hawk County, specifically in the areas of education and literacy; poverty and homelessness; violence and safety; and health and healthcare.


Completed applications must be submitted online no later than November 2, 2013 to be considered for funding. The application form is a part of the Community Foundation's online grant system, and it may be found on the Community Foundation's website at  www.cfneia.org.


Grants are awarded during the Women in Philanthropy luncheon on December 10, 2013 at Sunnyside Country Club.


The Women's Fund, as advised by Women in Philanthropy members and the Community Foundation, awards grants to organizations that are able to make the best use of an impact grant. Priority will be given to opportunities that provide a response to critical and urgent needs, initiate bold new ventures, and foster new approaches to ongoing problems. Project requests of up to $10,000 will be accepted.


For more information, please contact the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa at (319) 287-9106. 

RSVP --Nat'l Philanthropy Day Luncheon!!
National Philanthropy Day 2013

November 14, 2013

Park Place Event Centre, Cedar Falls

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Reservation deadline is November 7th.  Get your tickets today!


Have you renewed and joined yet?  Don't miss out on our upcoming programs and networking opportunities!


 In our first year we have:
  • 63 member organizations
  • 7 investors
  • 185 program registrations
  • 17.5 hours of programming
  • 26 e-newsletters
  • 20 Grant Gurus
  • 25 jobs advertised
  • 20 organizations connected with 50 UNI students 

Check out the other benefits of membership HERE If you are interested in joining CVNA, you can access our application form online HERE

If you have any questions, please email CVNA Coordinator at 
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CVNA Meeting Dates

CVNA is pleased to announce the topics of our upcoming education events for the year ahead:

  • December 5, 2013 -  Legislative Forum
  • 2014 programs will be on web-site soon - stay tuned...

More information about times and location will follow.


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