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May 8, 2013

Legacy Foundation lists grant recipients

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation has announced it has awarded 15 grants to local nonprofit organizations totaling $206,890 during the Winter 2013 Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund grant cycle.

The following lists the organizations and their funded project amounts:

• AHEAD, Inc. — Grant used to provide local match to leverage SHTF dollars. Housing programs include owner-occupied housing rehab, rental rehab, tenant based rent/utility assistance and special project funds: $15,000

• American Home Finding — Support of the Day Care Center at the Ottumwa High School: $21,000

• American Red Cross — Purchase and installation of dual-sensor fire detectors with 10-year lithium batteries within city of Ottumwa by trained Ottumwa Fire Department personnel: $10,000

• Best Buddies International — Support of programmatic expenses for program at Ottumwa High School: $5,000

• Children and Families of Iowa — Grant to support various programs of the Wapello County Community Partnership for Protecting Children: $30,000

• First Resources Corp. — Support of Hope House, which is a residential substance abuse treatment center providing treatment services to women and their children: $30,000

• Friends of Iowa CASA and ICFCRB — Funding to support volunteer recruitment efforts of the CASA and FCRB programs: $10,000

• Friends of Lake Wapello State Park — Purchase of dump truck and gravel to enable park beautification: $6,000

• GOVAP — Funding for the summer 2013 production of "Peter Pan": $3,000

• Iowa Special Olympics — Support of the Ottumwa Bulldogs Special Olympics Team: $3,600

• Ottumwa Athletic Club — Funding for new video scoreboard installation at The Beach Ottumwa: $7,500

• Ottumwa Progress Inc. — Green space development located next to Market on Main including outdoor café, herb planters, patio area and water feature: $30,000

• Seton Catholic Schools — Support of educational opportunities for preschool and elementary children through after-school program: $20,000

• Victory Ranch - Program funding for 2013 summer day camps for children and youth dealing with grief issues through equestrian therapy: $10,290

• YMCA — Support of Growing Community Connections project through funding of computer upgrade: $5,500

Bright Ideas grants are awarded competitively. There were more than $437,000 in projects submitted during this funding cycle eligible to be reviewed by the Grants Committee.

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