Donor Advised Competitive Grants
In addition to distributing grants through our Regional Competitive Grant Cycles, the Idaho Community Foundation distributes grants through our donor advised funds. Usually, grants from donor advised funds are distributed at the specific request of the donor who established the fund. However, several of our donor advised funds are large enough to have their own grant cycle. Information about these grant cycles is listed below.
Bonner County Fund for Arts Enhancement: Deadline April 30. In 2017, approximately $30,000 will be awarded in grants. Grants up to $10,000 will be considered for Bonner County organizations seeking funding for projects that focus on demonstrating how the arts encourage creative and critical thinking, stimulate economic vitality and enhance the quality of life in a community. Click to see guidelines or to apply.
Bonner County Human Rights Task Force Fund: Deadline March 31. Grants up to $8,000 to Bonner County organizations whose activities reflect commitment to the ideal that everyone is equal under our state and federal laws and constitution regardless of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability. Click to see guidelines or to apply.
CenturyLink Middle School Philanthropy Program: Deadline November 30. Eligible participants include middle/junior high school classrooms located in communities served by CenturyLink. Eight classrooms will be selected to participate, and will be given $3,000 to distribute to local nonprofits impacting their community. This cycle is now closed but will open again in Fall 2017. Click to see last year's guidelines and application.
The F.M., Anne G., and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation Fund: Deadline May 1 and Nov. 1. Grants of various amounts are given to support arts activities that will provide entertainment or art-related education to the general public and/or support the education, skills training, performance or display opportunities for local artists in Bannock, Bingham, Bear Lake, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power counties. Click to see guidelines or to apply.
Junior Garnier & Bud Ashford Military Veterans Fund: Deadline May 1. For veteran's organizations located in Bonner and Boundary counties, serving veterans within that region, including American Legion posts, Disabled American Veterans chapters, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States posts, Vietnam Veterans of America chapters, and Marine Corps League detachments. Click to see guidelines or to apply. If you received funding last year, click to see end of grant report.
Idaho Education Access Fund: Deadline Jan. 15.Grants of up to $10,000 given to higher education institutions in the state of Idaho to support access to postsecondary education for underserved students and to encourage students to complete their degree or certification programs in the state of Idaho. This cycle is now closed and will reopen in Fall 2017. Click to see last year's guidelines and application.
Idaho Future Fund: Deadline January 15 (North); April 1 (East); July 1 (Southwest). Provides grants from $10,000 to $20,000 intended to support gaps in educational programs (preschool through 12th grade) that gravely affect the quality of education students receive in Idaho. Focus areas include Preschool Scholarships, Charter Schools, Public Schools/Public School Libraries and Supplemental Educational Programs. Click here for guidelines or to apply.
Ifft Foundation Fund: Deadlines of March 15 and August 15. Grants given for projects that benefit community beautification and public recreation in southeastern Idaho with primary emphasis on landscaping and beautification projects. Open to organizations from Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power counties. Click here to see guidelines, click here to apply.
Lassahn-Worrell Fund for Community Support Services: Deadline March 1. Provides grants of $500 to $1000 to organizations in eastern Idaho working to: 1) develop and/or provide direct support services to disenfranchised populations; 2) educate stakeholders, consumers, service providers or the public-at-large about disenfranchised populations with the aim to remove the stigma and/or discrimination generally surrounding those populations; and/or 3) provide advocacy on behalf of disenfranchised populations. This cycle is now closed. Click to see last year's guidelines.
North Idaho Action Fund: Deadline September 30. Grants up to $30,000 are awarded to organizations and projects working to improve access to and the quality of behavioral health programs that benefit residents of Bonner and Boundary Counties, Idaho. This cycle is now closed. Click to see last year’s guidelines.
Perc H. Shelton and Gladys A. Pospisil Shelton Foundation Advised Fund: Opens Aug. 1, closes Sept. 1. Grants given for projects that benefit Valley County. Organizations don’t have to be based in Valley County. This cycle is now closed. Click to see last year's guidelines.
Student Loan Fund of Idaho Education Fund: Deadline Jan. 15. Provides grants for education institutions in the state of Idaho to encourage upper class students to complete their postsecondary education by providing financial assistance when unusual or unexpected financial problems might preclude continuing in school. The minimum grant amount per education institution is $5,000. This cycle is now closed and will reopen in Fall 2017. Click to see last year's guidelines.