OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) – In a 2021 survey by the University of Northern Iowa, more than 75% of nonprofits in Iowa said they were negatively affected by the pandemic. Seeing the survey, the Ottumwa Legacy Foundation knew it had to help.
According to Amy Nossaman, director of the Legacy Foundation grants program, they knew they had extra funding, so why not help. “They are struggling to get through each day and recover from the pandemic. “
Most organizations use grants to fund programs and equipment for their nonprofit organization. Few grants fund general operations, which nonprofits need right now. Funding was low for nonprofits, but the bills are still coming in and they need a way to pay them to keep their organization running.
The money can be used for anything a nonprofit needs if it receives funds.
The Legacy Foundation understands the urgent need for grant money. They created a quick and easy to fill out document. “They just have to show us very briefly in a very short story one of those three for four things that have caused them real hardship over the past eighteen months,” says Nossaman.
The amount requested can range from $ 3,000 to $ 10,000. Once the application is submitted to the foundation, the foundation will then review each funding request.
The goal is to take care of the local non-profit organizations that are here.
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