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Agenda For Action

When we say Agenda for Action we put the emphasis on action

We started by engaging in hundreds of community conversations and pouring over dozens of planning studies and documents to help us identify what the needs of our community truly were.  Next, we began partnering with our non-profit organizations to support them in their ongoing work.  We continue to do all of this and more, now with a clear and focused strategic vision. Click in to each of our areas of giving to see how the Legacy Foundation, our partners, grantees and donors are working together towards common goals:

Direct Strategic Grants

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These grants are focused within one of our strategic areas; Jobs, Education, Revitalization, Infrastructure and Leadership.

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Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund Grants

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These grants support our not-for-profit partners by investing in projects that enrich the quality of life for the residents of Ottumwa and Wapello County.

Nonprofit Capacity Support Programs

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The Legacy Foundation is focused on creating an inclusive Capacity Building Program designed to provide education, expertise and support to strengthen the nonprofit sector of Wapello County.

McCune Endowment Grants

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In honor of Robert F. McCune, these grants are used to assist cancer patients, facilities and programs.

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We provide scholarship support for individuals residing in Appanoose, Davis, Jasper, Jefferson, Henry, Keokuk, Mahaska, Monroe, Van Buren and Wapello counties interested in pursuing a career in health care.

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Ottumwa Leadership Academy

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We strive to Educate, Equip, Encourage and Engage the future leaders of our community.