Ottumwa Legacy Foundation opens Nonprofit Pandemic Support Fund

Nonprofits get help
Nonprofits get help(KYOU)
Published: Aug. 24, 2021 at 10:49 PM CDT
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - In a 2021 survey completed by the University of Northern Iowa found that over 75% of Iowa’s nonprofits reported being negatively impacted by the pandemic. When seeing the survey the Ottumwa Legacy Foundation knew it needed to help.

The Legacy Foundation’s, Grants Program Manager Amy Nossaman says, they knew they had the 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. Not many grants fund general operations which is what the nonprofits need right now. The funding was low for the nonprofits, but the bills are still coming and they need a way to pay them in order to keep their organization running.

The money can be used for anything a nonprofit needs if they receive funds.

The Legacy Foundation understands the urgent need for the grant money. They created a document that is quick and easy to fill out. “They just have to demonstrate for us very briefly in a very short narrative one of those three for four things that have caused them a real hardship over the last eighteen months,” says Nossaman.

The requested amount can range from $3,000 to $10,000 dollars. Once the application is submitted to the foundation they will then review each application for the funding.

The goal is to take care of the local nonprofits that are here.

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