Grant Opportunities and Workshops

Our grantmaking goals and values are to award meaningful grants in all 44 counties in Idaho for projects of all sizes that address pressing community needs as defined by the people who live in and love those communities.

ICF makes grants in a variety of ways, including through more than 20 grant programs. These are individual competitive programs with their own eligibility, review processes and award amounts.

Before beginning an application for any grant program, please consider using our Online Grant Application Template to begin your application.

We also host free Grant Workshops throughout the state to discuss our grantmaking. Click to see upcoming Grant Workshops.

Chobani Community Impact Fund

Chobani has established a Community Impact Fund at the Idaho Community Foundation with a goal of strengthening the region where Chobani employees live and work in the Magic Valley.

For More Information

Chobani established a Community Impact Fund at the Idaho Community Foundation in 2018 with a goal of strengthening the region where Chobani employees live and work in the Magic Valley.

In 2019, they plan to distribute $200,000 in grants to organizations, schools and municipalities that are passionate about making a difference in their communities.

Chobani will fund big ideas from local community organizations, expanding economic opportunity and promoting entrepreneurship in Twin Falls, Gooding, Lincoln, Jerome, Minidoka and Cassia counties. New this year is a multi-year grant opportunity. Organizations can apply for up to $30,000 for one-year grants and $60,000 for multi-year grants.

Examples of projects that might be of interest to Chobani include those that:

  • Teach young entrepreneurs
  • Empower small business owners
  • Provide job training for growth occupations
  • Create school-to-work training pathways for students

New initiatives will be strongly considered. Innovation and collaboration are encouraged and will be looked upon favorably. Letters of inquiry will be due the week of June 23, 2019. If organizations are invited to submit a formal application, deadline for submission will be the week of August 11, 2019. Grant awards will be announced in October.

For more information, contact ICF’s Community Impact Officer Elly Davis at Elly@idahocf.org.

Regional Grant Program

The Regional Grant Program is funded through the generosity of donors who recognize that the needs within communities and among nonprofits are constantly changing. They have entrusted ICF with the flexibility to forever meet those needs. This program distributes grants of up to $5,000 in all 44 counties for a wide variety of projects and programs through three regional cycles.

North – Deadline February 15 Click here to apply
East – Deadline June 15 Click here to apply
Southwest – Deadline August 15 Click here to apply

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Additional Grant Programs

ICF’s additional grant programs are funded through the generosity of donors whose funds are large enough to support a competitive process and who wish to remain involved with their grant making.

Grants by Region

East Idaho

Idaho Future Fund: Deadline June 15 (East). 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. To apply for the East click here.

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 $1,000 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. Click to see guidelines and apply.

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.

North Idaho

Bonner County Fund for Arts Enhancement: Deadline April 30. In 2018, approximately $30,000 is available to 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 April 30. 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.

Idaho Future Fund: Deadline February 15 (North). 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. To apply for the North click here.

Junior Garnier & Bud Ashford Military Veterans Fund: Deadline May 1. For veteran’s organizations located in Bonner and Boundary counties that are 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.

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. Click here for guidelines or click here to apply.

Southwest

Idaho Future Fund: Deadline August 15 (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. To apply for the Southwest click here.

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.  Click here for guidelines or click here to apply.

Statewide

Cancer Connection Idaho Fund: Deadlines two times per year: May 1 and November 1. The mission of The Cancer Connection Idaho is to empower people touched by cancer to find support, resources, education and a sense of community. Grants fund diverse projects to support this mission, including a writing contest for teens who had cancer or a loved one with cancer, wellness programs such as gentle yoga and movement classes, mind-body skills, nutrition and expressive arts, healing retreats for the whole family and community education events. Click here 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. Click to see  guidelines and application.

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. Click to see guidelines and application.

Idaho Future Fund: Deadline February 15 (North); June 15 (East); August 15 (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.
To apply for the North click here
To apply for the East click here
To apply for the Southwest click here

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. Click to see guidelines.