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Final 2018 BICEF Grants Awarded

The last Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund grant cycle in 2018 is now complete. The external review committee deliberated over several grant applications for those that address a high community need, embrace diversity and inclusion, are sustainable, and have impact on education, health and/or community vitality.  After thoughtful and thorough discussion, the following Wapello County nonprofit organizations were awarded:

This funding cycle completes the 7th year of Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund grants. The Bright Ideas program was created to support local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that serve the residents of Wapello County. The Bright Ideas program has supported 249 projects with over $3.2 million dollars in grants. The Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund has three competitive grant cycles each year and awards up to $450,000 a year. The next grant cycle opens February 1, 2019. If you would like more information or assistance with the online grant application, please email Amy Nossaman or call 641.455.5260.