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August 25, 2014
Bob shares exciting news about ICF’s endowment and total assets.
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ICF President and CEO Bob Hoover announces retirement
ICF President and CEO Bob Hoover announced he will retire by March 2016 after more than five years of leading ICF.

When Hoover took over ICF in 2009, Idaho was still deep in its economic recession. ICF’s assets were $55.1 million, including $42.8 million in the foundation’s endowment. ICF provided $4.9 million in grants, scholarships and distributions that year. Click Here for more information.





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Grant requests sought in southeast Idaho by Ifft Foundation Fund
The Ifft Foundation Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation is seeking grant requests for projects that will provide landscaping, beautification and public recreation in southeast Idaho.

Grant requests will only be considered from the following counties: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power.

Eligible applicants include:
Tax-exempt organizations with current 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity status under IRS Code Section 170

Governmental agencies or departments

Organizations that do not have current federal tax exempt status, but do have a federally qualified tax-exempt federal sponsor

Deadline for submittals is March 15.  For more information or to apply, visit or email Eastern Idaho Regional Officer Catherine Smith at or call (208) 529-3933.

ICF Scholarship Opportunities
ICF has more than 70 scholarships for students seeking assistance with the cost of higher education. The deadline to submit the ICF Scholarship Application is April 1.

For information and application information about all ICF scholarships, Click Here.

In 2014, ICF awarded $279,000 in scholarships to over 150 students representing 25 Idaho counties.

For more information, contact Elly Davis at (208) 342-3535, or

ICF eastern Idaho grant cycle now open; deadline April 1
ICF’s Eastern Region Competitive Grant Cycle, which is for Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Caribou, Clark, Custer, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Oneida, Power and Teton counties is now open. Deadline for applying is April 1.

Organizations may apply for up to $5,000. Individuals are not eligible. Last year, ICF awarded more than $150,000 in grants to 63 organizations through this grant cycle. New and previous applicants are encouraged to apply.

For more information, click here. To apply, click here.

The Idaho Future Fund
The Idaho Future Fund is now accepting applications for grants of $10,000 to $20,000 for preschool scholarships, charter schools, public schools and public school libraries.

Grants are available in:

The east/southeast Idaho counties of Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Caribou, Clark, Custer, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Oneida, Power and Teton. Deadline to apply is April 1.

The north Idaho counties of Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone. Deadline to apply is April 15.

For more information, Click Here.