Legacy Youth Alliance

The Legacy Youth Alliance, a new committee of the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation, has been established to support qualifying youth-led projects and youth-serving organizations. The Legacy Youth Alliance is made up of high school students that are dedicated to using education, volunteerism, and grant-making to develop leadership skills, to act as role models, and to improve the communities in Wapello County. The Legacy Youth Alliance give young people a voice in the issues that affect them now, and the skills to confront the challenges they will face in the future.

Eligibility Criteria for Grant Requests

The applying organization must be an IRS 501(c)(3) not for profit providing services in Wapello County. Eligible projects must be a primarily youth-led organization and/or providing services to youth. Priority will be given to programs and projects most likely to have a positive impact on area youth. If the applicant does not have nonprofit status they may use a qualifying fiscal sponsor.

In reviewing grant applications, the Legacy Youth Alliance gives careful consideration to:

Priorities to be determined

Application submission to the Legacy Youth Alliance will not be considered:

  • To individuals or for profit organizations
  • To projects or programs that are not youth-led or providing services to youth
  • To organizations that do not have a 501(c)(3) status
  • To organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender or sexual orientation
  • To programs that do not fall within the specified geographic region
  • To sectarian religious activities or direct political lobbying
  • For debt reduction
  • From organizations that have not completed a requested follow-up or evaluation form from a previous grant award

Proposal Process

Applicants must complete and submit the online grant application by the specified deadline. The Legacy Youth Alliance will make recommendations to the ORLF Board of Directors who has final authority to approve or deny any grant request.

To Apply

Organizations that are a 501(c)(3) not for profit and interested in applying for a grant from the Legacy Youth Alliance must first submit an application by clicking the link below during an open grant cycle round. The Legacy Youth Alliance uses an online grant application process. No Paper applications will be accepted.

You are eligible to be a member of the Legacy Youth Alliance

If you would like to apply, the competitive application process is open from Dec 1, 2016 to February 15, 2017. A completed application and Letter of Reference should be emailed to anossaman@orlf.org by February 15,, 2017.