Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund Grant Recipients Announced

We are excited to announce that our latest grant round has produced 15 partnerships with the following organizations:

Ottumwa Progress, Inc. – $30,000

Iowa Special Olympics – $3,600

Victory Ranch – $10,290

AHEAD, Inc. – $15,000

Ottumwa Athletic Club – $7,500

First Resources Corp. – $30,000

YMCA – $5,500

GOVAP – $3,000

American Home Finding – $21,000

American Red Cross – $10,000

Children and Families of Iowa – $30,000

Best Buddies International – $5,000

Friends of Lake Wapello State Park – $6,000

Friends of Iowa CASA and ICFCRB – $10,000

Seton Catholic Schools – $20,000

We recognize that these dedicated organizations are out doing the work every day to meet the needs of our community and we thank them for their efforts.  Click below for a full listing of these grants:

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Since our first BICEF grant was awarded in September of 2011, our responsive grant-making program has awarded 61 grants to 45 different organizations.  In less than two years, this program has provided our community not-for-profits with over $745,000 in financial support. 

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