Since its inception in 2011, The Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund has awarded over $2.9 million dollars to support various nonprofit organizations that serve the citizens of the Wapello County area. In their spring grant cycle, ORLF awarded over $150,000 to the following organizations.

The Family Crisis Center is considering the purchase of a multiplex housing unit. They submitted an grant application to the Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund. Lorraine Uehling-Techel, Executive Director of the Family Crisis Center says, “We are thrilled that the Bright Ideas grant will help us expand housing options to victims of intimate partner violence in Wapello County!”

Bright Idea Community Enrichment Fund has three grant cycles each year and awards up to $450,000 a year. The next grant cycle opens June 1, 2016.