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April 2019
Save the Date – Our 30th Annual Southwest Idaho Luncheon is May 22

Learn about the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative at our 30th Annual Southwest Idaho Luncheon on Wednesday, May 22 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at JUMP.

Our keynote speaker is Sacha Spector, Program Director for the Environment at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative is a partnership between the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Land Trust Alliance, the Oregon Community Foundation, Seattle Foundation and ICF.

At the luncheon, you’ll learn about the importance of preserving outdoor spaces in Idaho and the Pacific Northwest and how you can participate.

Costs:
Seats – $55 each
Reserved Tables of 8 – $420
Patron Tables of 8 (near front and center of the room) – $520

Deadline for nonprofits to register for Idaho Gives is April 15

Idaho Gives is less than a month away, and nonprofits have until April 15 to register to participate in the 24-hour day of online giving. To sign-up, visit www.idahogives.org.

A program of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, Idaho Gives is designed to bring the state together, raising money and awareness for Idaho nonprofits. In 2018, more than $1.5 million was raised through Idaho Gives.

This year’s Idaho Gives Day is May 2.

Nonprofit Leadership Summit accepting applications

The Nonprofit Leadership Summit is now accepting applications for Moscow and the Treasure Valley. Participants will learn to deliver more effective programs and sustain their operations through training in leadership development, board development, strategic planning, fundraising and more. Click here to see full details.

The purpose of the NLS is to strengthen and support Idaho nonprofits. By participating, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how a shared governance model might benefit your organization, and identify ways to promote strategic and generative discussions between your board and staff
  • Develop strategies for operationalizing on, reporting on and maintaining accountability for your strategic plan
  • Create an implementation and management plan for internal and external strategic collaborations
  • Explore different types of leadership development

The NLS is a partnership between the Idaho Nonprofit Center and the Idaho Community Foundation and is sponsored by the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and Kissler Family Foundation.

 
 

President’s Report

The ICF 30: Dolores Chapman

This year, we are excited to participate in in several innovative partnerships that are reaching into communities throughout Idaho and the Pacific Northwest.

Together with Idaho Rural Partnership and the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, we are focused on health in rural communities; with Chobani it’s entrepreneurship and opportunity in the Magic Valley. And as you can see from the two stories above, we’re in a partnership to conserve Idaho’s landscapes and another to strengthen and support Idaho nonprofits.  

While each of these partnerships focuses on a distinct issue, ICF’s role is consistent throughout. From our Community Conversations in 2018, we learned that Idaho’s communities are different in many ways, but they also share similar challenges and opportunities. 

We also heard that ICF can play a role in bringing people together to strengthen partnerships across the state. This year we will work with partners to engage communities throughout Idaho in enriching the quality of life in these regions. 

There is so much good work going on. And we know we can do more together. Our Community Conversations tried to broaden the connections. We hope you will join us in the efforts as we travel the state – stay tuned for an opportunity in your region.
 

As a longtime friend of Peter Johnson, Dolores Chapman was familiar with the Idaho Community Foundation before the foundation’s first grant was made, and it was the grantmaking that made her want to get involved.

Peter, who was responsible for managing the key activities and strategic plan for establishing ICF, was also serving on its first grants panel.

“He was getting spread thin and asked me to take his place,” Dolores recalled. “I was hooked. I loved it, absolutely loved it.”

She was impressed by the difference that the grants made in small communities like McCall, where she and her husband Don now live full time.

Dolores remembers when the McCall hospital, long before it was affiliated with St. Luke’s, received an ICF grant for an operating table. The new table replaced one that had been a hand-me-down from another hospital and wasn’t sturdy enough to hold all patients.

“The impact of a grant like that in McCall was profound,” she said. “It makes a huge difference in McCall and Valley County.”

Dolores joined the ICF Board of Directors in 1995 and served for nine years, including two as Chair, all while continuing to serve on the Regional Grants Panel. She recently completed another two-year term on the Regional Grants Panel, retiring in 2017.

The Idaho Community Foundation has also helped Dolores’ family with their philanthropy. Her brother, Richard Hormaechea, established one of the foundation’s first Donor Advised Funds in 1992.

“He didn’t know anything about community foundations, but he had absolute faith in what Peter Johnson and John Fery saw as the potential,” she said.

In 2004, Dolores’ stepdaughter Tena Lokken and her husband Bob Lokken established an ICF fund in Dolores’ name. Tena also served several years on the ICF Board of Directors.

Dolores said the Idaho Community Foundation fills a special need for Idaho nonprofits because the foundation gives grants in small communities for things people don’t necessarily think about.

“ICF is the only organization I know of that will give a grant for a Port-a-Potty at a baseball field in Emmett,” she said with a laugh. “That was a real grant. It sounds kind of funny, but it was truly needed.”
 
 

ICF Upcoming Deadlines – Grants and Scholarships

Needs assessment for Treasure Valley nonprofits

Idaho Cybersecurity Interdependences Summit is April 29

Bonner County Fund for Arts Enhancement
The Bonner County Fund for Arts Enhancement in ICF is seeking grant requests for projects that demonstrate how the arts encourage creative and critical thinking, stimulate economic vitality and enhance the quality of life in a community.

Grant requests up to $10,000 will be considered. Grant requests will only be considered from Bonner County. For more information, including eligibility and application, click here. Deadline to apply is April 30.

Bonner County Human Rights Task Force Fund
The Bonner County Human Rights Task Force Fund in ICF is seeking grant requests from organizations whose activities reflect commitment to the ideal that everyone is equal under state and federal laws and the Constitution, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

Grants up to $8,000 will be considered. Grant requests will only be considered from Bonner County. For more information or to apply, click here. Deadline to apply is April 30.

F.M., Anne G., and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation Fund
The F.M., Anne G., and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation Fund in ICF is accepting applications for projects related to the arts in the southeast Idaho counties of Bannock, Bingham, Bear Lake, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power. Grants may fall under two categories:

  • Supporting arts activities that will provide entertainment or art-related education to the general public.
  • Supporting the education, skills training, performance, or display opportunities for local artists.

For more information, including eligibility and application, click here. Deadline for submission is May 1.

The Cancer Connection Idaho (TCCI) Fund
The Cancer Connection Idaho (TCCI) Fund in ICF is offering grants up to $5,000 to nonprofits, public educational institutions, governmental entities and others that provide programs for those affected by cancer.

Grant applications should support TCCI’s mission to “empower people touched by cancer to find support, resources, education and a sense of community.”  Past grants have supported a writing contest for teens that had cancer or a loved one with cancer, wellness programs such as gentle yoga and movement classes, mind-body skills and more.

For more information or to download an application, click here. The deadline is May 1.
 

To better understand the capacity-building needs of Treasure Valley nonprofits, the Idaho Community Foundation has joined with Network for Good to administer a brief needs assessment.

Participation in this assessment will help us identify local organizations’ most common challenges and opportunities for growth. We’ll use the results of this assessment to begin a conversation with other funders about the challenges nonprofits face and how we might collectively address those challenges. The more we know, the more we can help!

The survey is facilitated by Network for Good and you may keep your responses anonymous. To complete the assessment, click here.

 

The Idaho Cybersecurity Interdependences Summit will be held April 29 at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, and is for cybersecurity professionals, policy makers, and those in nonprofit, public and private sector.

The event is free and this is the fifith event in a multi-year initiative. The Idaho Office of Emergency Management and the Pacific Northwest Economic Region's Center for Regional Disaster Resilience are collaborating to develop public/private sector partnerships for resilience in the state of Idaho.

The 2019 workshop will increase cybersecurity resilience through collaboration among all stakeholders.

For more information on this event and the Idaho Cybersecurity initiative, or to register, visit the CRDR website by clicking here.

 
 

Memorials and Honors

Legacy Society & New and Renewing Members

Newly Established Funds

The Idaho Community Foundation welcomes gifts sent as memorials or in honor of individuals on their birthdays, anniversaries, retirement or other special occasions. Such gifts may be added to any individual fund in the Foundation or to the Idaho Community Foundation Unrestricted Trust Fund.

The following gifts were received March 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019:

In Memory of Brett Carlson
Janet Parks

In Memory of Thales Johnson
Todd Johnson

In Memory of Leo Larsen
Cooper Norman Certified Public Accountants
Johnson Brothers Distributing
William Gersonde

In Memory of Dolores Rogers
American Systems Corporation
John and Patsy Richards
Robert and Mary Kay Yuditsky

In Memory of Jack Soltman
Sally Soltman and Scott Russell

In Memory of Harold Wasem
Phil and Mary Lorish Jahn

In Honor of Mike and Cally Grindstaff-Roach
Lloyd and Kim Mues
Helen Stevenson

In Honor of Action and Jackie Jackson
Eric Grace

 

New Legacy Society
Patricia “Pat” Dailey, Gooding
Jeanne Van Meeteren, Orofino

ICF’s New and Renewing Members March 2019
New Member | Renewing Member

Sponsor ($250-$499)
Arthur and Annaliese Kull, Idaho Falls

Sustainer ($100-$249)
David and Shelley Eichmann, Boise

Supporter ($50-$99)
Michelle Brandel, Dalton Gardens
Tucker Forbush, Hayden
Patti Leach, Hayden

Debra Wilson, Kimberly
 

Linscott Family Fund (Designated) – The Linscott Family has resided in north Idaho since the early 1900s. Frank and Carol Linscott feel a sense of responsibility to their community where all of their children and grandchildren attended Sagle Elementary School and the Pend Oreille School District.

 
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