Twelve area nonprofit organizations received grant awards through the latest round of the Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund. This funding cycle completes 7 years of Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund grants. The Bright Ideas program was set up as a cornerstone program to support local 501(c)3 nonprofits that serve to enrich the quality of life for the residents of Ottumwa and Wapello County. According to Amy Nossaman, Grants Program Manager, “nearly $2.8 million dollars has been granted to 225 different projects in the Wapello County area.”

The Wapello County nonprofits that received grants from the Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund are:

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, 2018.