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Two Legacy Programs Accepting Grant Applications February 1st

The Bright ideas Community Enrichment Fund and The Legacy Youth Alliance, both programs of the Legacy Foundation, will begin accepting grant applications on February 1, 2021.

The Bright ideas Community Enrichment Fund is open to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit operating and/or providing services in Wapello County. Since its inception in 2011, the Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund program has awarded over $4,000,000 in Wapello County. Bright Ideas grants are competitive, single-year awards that range from $2,500 to $30,000, with priority given to programs and projects that will positively impact area residents.

The Legacy Youth Alliance is a youth-helping-youth program. The Legacy Youth Alliance members look to support youth-led projects or youth-serving programs with grant awards ranging from $500 to $2,500.

Applications for both grant opportunities must be submitted online before midnight, February 28, 2021, to be considered for funding. The application materials are available under the For Grantees & Scholars tab at

Eligible applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or a charitable project with a qualified fiscal sponsor. Qualifying organizations with further questions can contact Amy Nossaman, Legacy Foundation Grants Program Manager, at 641-455-5260 or via email at