Legacy Foundation Names Bright Ideas Recipients


The Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation announced the latest recipients from the Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund.

Now in its 12th year of existence, the Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund has awarded over $5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in Wapello County.

12 local nonprofits were awarded $150,000 in this grant cycle. They are:

 American Home Finding Association: $30,000 for Window Replacement at Agency Youth Shelter
 Camp Invention: Ottumwa: $6,500 for Ottumwa Camp Invention Scholarships
 Ecumenical Lord’s Cupboard: $5,000 for Food Stock
 Four Oaks Family and Children’s Services: $10,410 for Family Visit House
 Grace Ottumwa: $9,000 for Grace Garden
 Midwest Little League dba Ottumwa Little League: $30,000 for Improvement of Grounds
 Ottumwa Community Children’s Playhouse: $6,840 for New Microphones
 Pleasant Valley Manor Inc: $24,000 for Accessibility Project Phase 3: Walk-In Showers
 Rocket Rampage #8737 – at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Schools: $5,000 for their Robotics Team
 Southern Iowa Mental Health Center: $10,000 for Translating Change in Rural Mental Health
 Wapello County 4-H Exposition Inc: $10,250 for Kitchen Upgrade at Expo Grounds
 Wapello County Historical Society dba Iowa: Heartland History Connection: $3,000 for Vietnam War Veteran Remembrance Project

The Legacy Foundation says it is always looking to support new and innovative ideas and efforts that can have measurable impacts on the residents and communities in Wapello County. Anyone interested is highly encouraged to submit applications to Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund. The next online Bright Ideas application cycle opens on June 1st, 2023. To learn more
about all grant programs available visit www.ottumwalegacy.org.

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