Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund Recipients Announced


The Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation’s Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund has reached a new milestone.

With the most recent round of grant awards, the Legacy Foundation’s Bright Ideas Community
Enrichment Fund has invested $4,104,087 in organizations and communities in Wapello County.

The most recent grantee organizations awarded though the Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund

  • Bridge View Center, Inc. to repair the exterior LED marquee sign
  • Cardinal A-Club to install a safety backstop at the Cardinal High School Softball field
  • Eddyville Community Foundation to install a concrete pad for the Eddyville Pocket Park
  • Food Bank of Iowa to assist with the replacement and installation of new HVAC system at the Ottumwa
  • Distribution Warehouse
  • Ottumwa Park and Recreation to re-establish a tree nursery in Memorial Park for future transplanting
  • into other parks in the Ottumwa parks system
  • Friends of the Blakesburg Public Library to assist with electrical upgrades in the library renovation
  • project
  • Iowa Babe Ruth Leagues, Inc. to assist with upgrading to LED lights at the Ottumwa Babe Ruth field
  • Iowa Legal Aid to provide funding for an Employment Barriers & Expungement Clinic
  • Southeast Iowa Dream Center for the installation of safety and security technology at the Southeast
  • Iowa Dream Center warehouse facility

The Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund has three competitive grant cycles and awards up to $450,000 each calendar year. The next grant cycle opens on February 1, 2021. Additional program information can be found on the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation website at grantees-scholars or by contacting Amy Nossaman at 641-455-5260 or [email protected]

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