More than $135,000 award to several Ottumwa nonprofits

$135,255 will be given to recipients of the Cycle 34 Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund.
$135,255 will be given to recipients of the Cycle 34 Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund.(MGN)
Published: Dec. 1, 2022 at 4:22 PM CST
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The Legacy Foundation has announced that a large sum of grant awards will go to nonprofits to improve public safety, community development, arts, culture, health care, and education.

$135,255 will be given to recipients of the Cycle 34 Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund. The most recent nonprofits to receive these grants are:

  • Agency Fireman Inc for Wapello County Emergency Management to assist with the development of the Wapello Ready app that will be a one-stop digital place for residents to find local government services. 
  • Cardinal Youth Foundation to purchase fitness machines. 
  • Gothic Area Tourism of Eldon for Ottumwa Public Library to assist with improvements to the library parking lot. 
  • Iowa Legal Aid to assist with costs associated with a second Expungement & Employment Barriers Clinic. 
  • Lucky Start Rescue and Rehabilitation for the Soap Creek Saddle Club to improve the riding facilities. 
  • Main Street Ottumwa for the Historic Preservation Commission to assist with the development of an Ottumwa Historic Preservation Plan. 
  • Ottumwa Community Schools Foundation to assist with the E-Sports Program Expansion at OHS, Gateway, and Evans Middle School. 
  • Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra to assist with funds for operational costs and equipment for two start-up youth orchestras.