Metro Funders serves as the Community Fundraising Review Board, and as such, screens public fundraising campaigns conducted within Black Hawk County. The purpose of the review process is to help citizens feel more confident that the solicitations they receive via mail, personal or phone contact are for legitimate, reputable organizations, and that the their donated dollars will remain primarily in the local area.
Organizations conducting public fundraising efforts within Black Hawk County should submit a CFRB application for approval.Details on how to submit the application are included on the application itself.
Applications should be submitted to Metro Funders for every public fundraising effort at least 60 days prior to conducting any solicitation.
If approved, the campaign will be given a Fundraising Approval Number certifying their fundraising project as approved by Metro Funders. Every other month, Metro Funders publishes approved fundraising efforts to their website to help raise awareness of this process and inform donors of the organizations who have been approved to raise funds.
Individuals who are solicited by organizations conducting public fundraising should ask for the organization’s Fundraising Approval Number before donating to the cause.
For more information, please contact Metro Funders Coordinator, Tom Wickersham.
Approved Active Fundraising Campaigns and Events:
Amvets Posts 19, 31, 49: “White Clover Sales” [Through August 2017]
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley: “Together We Can” campaign [Through December 2019]
Cedar Falls Historical Society: “Connect & Protect” campaign [Through May 2019]
Friends of Hartman Reserve: “Interpretive Center East Wing” renovation [Through October 2017]
Greater Cedar Valley Alliance Foundation – “Leader in Me ‘Create Great’ Campaign” [Through September 2017]
Hawkeye Community College Foundation: “Build LIFE – Adult Learning Center Capital Campaign” [Through December 2018]
House of Hope: “Build Hope” campaign [Through June 2019]
National Wrestling Hall of Fame – Dan Gable Museum: “Beyond the Walls” campaign [Through December 2017]