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June 2019
SW Luncheon
Thank you, luncheon attendees!

We sincerely thank all who attended our Southwest Idaho Luncheon on May 22 in Boise to learn more about the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative.

Keynote speaker Sacha Spector, Ph.D., program director for the environment at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, gave a wonderful presentation about what resilient landscapes are, where they are and why they are important.

His keynote was followed by a panel of experts who answered questions from the luncheon attendees. In addition to Sacha, the panelists were Eric Grace, executive director of the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley; Bob Unnasch, director of science for The Nature Conservancy – Idaho; and Owen Wozniak, land transactions program manager for the Land Trust Alliance.

We appreciated the terrific questions from our attendees as well as their obvious interest in this important issue. There will be additional opportunities to participate in this initiative in the future and we will keep you informed about them.
Downtown McCall
ICF Roundtable: Growth in the West Central Mountains

ICF, the West Central Mountains Economic Development Council and the West Central Mountains Community Foundation are presenting a Community Roundtable and nonprofit training session at Idaho First Bank’s Community Room in McCall on Thursday, June 20. Attendance is free.

The nonprofit training is from 1-2:30 p.m. and is presented by Keri Davidson from the Idaho Nonprofit Center and ICF President and CEO Karen Bilowith. The topics are securing major gifts, nurturing relationships with donors and building an endowment.

The Community Roundtable is from 3-4:30 p.m. and will be a conversation about how growth is impacting services offered by local nonprofits and how donors and community members can help. Panelists include representatives from the McCall Arts & Humanities Council and St. Luke’s McCall Foundation.

Space is limited and we are requesting RSVPs. Please register here.

Backyard Harvest
ICF grant cycle provides more than $255,000 in north Idaho

ICF’s Northern Region Grant Panel has selected 75 north Idaho nonprofit organizations to receive more than $255,000 through its annual competitive grant cycle.

Grant recipients are from Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone counties.

This year’s recipients of the Northern Region Grant Cycle are:

City of St. Maries – $5,000 to keep the pool open and functional and to provide necessary repairs and upgrades for the safety and recreation of children.

Saint Maries Fire Protection District – $2,000 to provide new technology to be used to educate the public on fire and life safety skills.

Upriver AfterSchool 21st Century Learning Center – $1,208 to teach students in the after school program (many of whom suffer food insecurity) to prepare healthy food at home.

Upriver Community United, Inc. – $4,617 to facilitate food distribution to low-income and fixed income residents of Upriver.

Arts Alliance, Inc. –  $2,500 to support discovery play areas and a drop-in art studio for children up to 12 years old.

Bonner Community Food Center, Inc. –  $4,000 to purchase food to provide low-income households with meals.

Bonner County Homeless Task Force Inc.– $4,906 to replace all damaged linoleum in the lower floor of the Holland House facility in Hope.

Community Cancer Services – $5,000 to fund 100 grocery cards and 167 gas vouchers for cancer patients to support their needs and help them travel to cancer treatment and related doctor appointments.

Eureka Institute – $3,000 to work with at-risk youth to build a bus shelter at a frequently used bus stop to protect public transit riders from inclement weather and keep them safe.

Food For Our Children – $3,000 to provide Head Start students with weekend food between January and May.

Kaniksu Land Trust – $5,000 to provide nature-based educational programs for over 750 students in Bonner County, including in-school programs, after-school programs and five weeks of nature-based summer camp.

Pend Oreille Arts Council, Inc. – $2,500 to help fund the Ovations Performing Arts Educational Outreach Program for public, private and home-schooled students in grades 4-6 in the Lake Pend Oreille School District.

Priest Lake Elementary Parent Teacher Organization – $2,000 to support the Passport to Summer Reading program for students in grades K-6.

Priest River Lamanna High School – $2,499 to provide relevant, interactive, discussion-based topics that actively engage students and draw them into meaningful conversations in an effort to build a more positive culture within the building.

Priest River Ministries Inc. – $5,000 to assist families affected by violence by providing hope, support, shelter, education, transportation, childcare/respite, food, clothing, paralegal assistance, counseling and a path to self-sufficiency.

Sandpoint Area Seniors Inc. – $3,500 to purchase food to provide meals for seniors who come into the Senior Center and DayBreak Center, or who are sent meals at their homes.

Sandpoint Youth Center, Inc. – $3,017 to provide teens with a healthy snack, along with classes that teach new skills and provide social and leadership opportunities.

Southside Elementary School – $5,000 to create free STEAM Curiosity Summer Camps for rural low-income students.

West Bonner County School District #83 – $1,000 to partially compensate a local dance instructor to teach ballroom dance skills to grades 2-6, including special needs children, and for her help in ballroom choreography for our district’s drama production.

West Bonner County School District #83 – $3,000 to purchase books which will be given free to K-6 students at Idaho Hill Elementary School throughout the school year and summer.

Paradise Valley Fire District – $4,985 to purchase smoke alarms to distribute and install for community residents who are the highest at risk for fire at home, including people with low incomes, families with children under age 14, senior citizens and people with disabilities.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Inc. of Bonners Ferry – $5,000 to help alleviate childhood hunger in Boundary County by providing school-age children supplemental pre-packaged food kits for 3-day weekends, when other food sources may be limited.

University of Idaho Extension, Boundary County – $2,395 to buy a freeze dryer to be used to incorporate freeze drying into the current curriculum for the Master Food Safety Advisor Volunteer Program.

Clearwater County Ambulance – $3,200 to purchase ambulance emergency airway packs to help the 8,500+ residents and the multitude of visitors and travelers passing through the county.

Orofino 4-H Club – $2,500 to enhance the FIRST Lego League (FLL) Junior and FIRST Tech Challenge programs and add a third FLL team.

Camas Prairie Food Bank Inc. – $5,000 to purchase a walk-in freezer.

Framing Our Community, Inc. – $3,000 to support nutritional breakfast and lunch services, along with nutritional snacks for Elk City School students.

Grangeville Elementary/Middle School – $2,684 to serve the growing choir needs at GEMS. The program began with nine students and now has more than 50.

Family Promise of North Idaho, Inc. – $5,000 to provide families with homeless prevention funds, interviews for shelter, entrance to the Family Promise sheltering program and referrals.

Gem Community Citizens Projects Group – $3,500 to support the meals program.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho – $4,236 to expand and refurbish the archery program at the camp on Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Gizmo-CDA, Inc. – $5,000 to give teenagers an opportunity to experience different occupations through hands-on experiences.

Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho – $5,000 to provide interest-free loans and experienced roofers to fix the roofs of many seniors, veterans and other low-income homeowners living in Kootenai County.

Idaho Diaper Bank, Inc. – $3,000 to purchase 22,500 diapers for social service agencies including Mountain States Head Start, St Vincent de Paul ICARE program and local food pantries.

Matt's Place Foundation Inc. – $2,500 to provide mobility assistance to people with ALS through the purchase of accessibility ramps, adaptive technology and home renovations to meet federal ADA accessibility standards.

National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc. – $3,500 to provide hands-on STEM enrichment to underserved K-6 children during the summer of 2019.

North Idaho College Foundation Inc. – $3,298 to complete the NIC Children’s Center Outdoor Learning Environment by funding a portion of the perimeter fence project, increasing security for the children.

North Idaho Friends of the Opera and the Arts, Inc. – $2,500 to produce the children’s opera “The Toy Shop” and present it in 18 north Idaho elementary schools, including for free in five low-income schools.

Panhandle Health District 1 – $5,000 to provide breastfeeding education, training and support to 25 child care programs in Kootenai and Bonner counties.

Safe Passages – $2,843 to provide advocacy services to domestic violence survivors.

Second Harvest Inland Northwest – $4,000 to provide food for healthy meals for children, families and seniors facing food insecurity in five counties in north Idaho through Second Harvest’s network of partner food banks, meal sites and other programs.

Special Needs Adoptive Parent Service (SNAPS), Inc. – $2,039 to make adoption more affordable for Idaho families and increase adoption rates for Idaho’s most at-risk, longest-waiting children currently in the Idaho foster care system.

St. Vincent de Paul Salvage Bureau – $3,000 to provide the evidence-based Nurturing Parenting program “It’s All About Being in Middle School” group to teenagers in Kootenai, Bonner and Shoshone counties.

TESH, Inc. – $4,996 to provide reduced vocabulary content, closed caption training/onboarding videos for up to 35 staff challenged with hearing impairments or comprehension abilities, and 12 hours of annual training.

The Salvation Army Coeur d’Alene Kroc Center – $3,500 to provide transportation to students who might not otherwise be able to attend the third-grade swim program.

University of Idaho Foundation – $3,398 to provide continued math practice to K-3 students during the summer months through the use of math kits, integrated activities and supervised instruction.

Community Health Association of Spokane – $4,548 to provide prescription medication vouchers for low-income, uninsured patients at Latah Community Health.

Families Together For People With Disabilities – $3,540 to host two Family Enrichment days for 15 families of children with disabilities or special needs.

Family Promise of the Palouse – $3,000 to provide at least 60 homeless families with up to $50 each so that they can obtain crucial documentation such as birth certificates, professional licenses and vehicle registrations enabling them to become independent again.

Genesee Community Library – $1,743 to purchase versatile furniture pieces that are appealing to youth, to enhance creative learning programs.

Juliaetta Branch Library – $1,000 to provide dynamic and educational opportunities for the Summer Reading Program and story times.

Juliaetta Elementary School – $3,500 to provide 12- to 14-weeks of instruction, with an emphasis on historical fiction writing, with a literacy teaching artist for approximately 75 students in grades 4-6.

Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, Inc. – $4,028 to provide a safe, accessible surface for individuals, especially those with disabilities, in order to better access high-quality arts experiences.

Latah Recovery Community Center, Inc. – $2,500 for outreach to student veterans at the U of I, including developing veteran-led support groups, life skills coaching, coaching training and veteran-specific publicity,

Lena Whitmore Elementary School – $1,500 to purchase the Learning with Lucky reading program for first-grade students at Lena Whitmore Elementary School.

Palouse Habitat for Humanity – $5,000 to purchase a construction truck to haul materials and transport volunteers to build one new home and complete repair or accessibility projects for low-income residents.

Palouse Land Trust – $2,150 to expand youth outdoor education programming to serve K-12 students and deliver a new adult environmental programming lineup to members.

Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute, Inc. – $2,000 to purchase two custom-built interpretive maps and two signposts.

Rendezvous in Moscow, Inc. – $1,000 to elevate the educational impact of the children’s arts festival, enhance the quality of the concert programs and attract greater participation and attendance from a wider and more diverse audience.

Saint Vincent de Paul Society, Saint Francis of Assisi – $5,000 for emergency rental and lodging assistance to prevent evictions and homelessness.

Troy Arts Council – $4,999 to purchase lighting equipment for community theatre productions and other events sponsored/supported by TAC, which will provide many years of enhanced capability and audience experience to the community and surrounding areas.

Troy High School – $5,000 to build an all-weather track for the community.

Nez Perce Joint School District #302 – $5,000 to complete the purchase of eight acres of farm/pasture land to develop an outdoor science and STEM center adjacent to the school campus.

Nezperce School District #302 – $4,000 to provide financial support for the construction of the Nezperce Splash Pad, a safe, water recreational venue for families with young children in Nezperce and the surrounding communities.

University of Idaho Lewis County 4-H Camp – $1,000 to purchase Healthy Living, Environmental Education and Science and Technology class supplies.

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Lewis Clark Valley, Inc. – $3,000 to provide a high-quality, high-yield project-based reading program during the summer months to club members ages 5-13.

Idaho Foodbank Warehouse, Inc. – $4,000 to support the Backpack program that provides hungry kids with weekend backpacks full of food so they can eat consistently when schools are closed.

Liberty Theater Preservation Alliance – $3,000 to build the financial capability of the organization by establishing the financial tools and processes essential for the management of a $2M capital campaign to renovate the historic Liberty Theater in downtown Lewiston.

Snake River Community Clinic, Inc. – $2,500 provide dental vouchers, medication vouchers, postage for mailing medications and more.

The Backyard Harvest, Inc. – $4,000 to ensure the 10,000+ community members in need throughout the Palouse and Lewis-Clark Valley have access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Valley Meals on Wheels, Inc. – $3,500 to subsidize meals for elderly recipients whose ability to continue living at home is due in part to the availability and affordability of home-delivered meals.

City of Wallace – $5,000 to renovate the 82-year-old, failing concrete public swimming pool, including replacement of drains, and removal and replacement of the concrete bowl.

Northern Pacific Depot Foundation, Inc. – $2,657 to create a water bottle filling station to reduce the amount of plastic water bottles disposed of by the touring public, and recognize and address a litter problem.

Shoshone County Community Concert Association – $750 to help pay for high-quality, live concert performances to the community, and associated outreach for K-12 schools.

Shoshone County Women’s Resource Center – $3,990 to develop and implement an internship program for advocates with the Shoshone County Crisis and Resource Center.

Kevin King Upcoming Deadlines
ICF welcomes Kevin C. King as a board member ICF Upcoming Deadlines – Grants and Workshops

The Idaho Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Kevin C. King of Idaho Falls as a board member.

Kevin is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM Professional and limited partner at Edward Jones in Idaho Falls and is involved in several community organizations.

He is currently vice chair of the Idaho Falls Arts Council and will become chair next month. He is also a member of the Idaho Falls Rotary Club and College of Eastern Idaho Finance Committee.

Kevin and his wife Lisa have two daughters, Clara and Elena. Their hobbies are trekking, snowshoeing, skiing, camping, hiking and traveling.

“As a board member for the Idaho Community Foundation, I look forward to being able to better serve Idaho Falls and our great state of Idaho,” King said.

Family Foundation Mini-Grant Program
We are accepting applications for grants of $1,000 from organizations with programs and/or projects that provide extracurricular activities and/or summer camp experiences to youth with physical disabilities or sensory impairments. Deadline is June 10.

This grant program is advised in part by youth up to 12 years old. Proposals should be a maximum of two pages and should be written so they can be easily understood by a young person.

For more information, click here or email Elly Davis or call 208-342-3535.

Idaho Future Fund
We are accepting applications from eastern Idaho for preschool scholarships, charter schools, public schools and public school libraries, and supplemental educational programs.

The Idaho Future Fund grant cycle is open for the eastern Idaho counties of Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Caribou, Clark, Custer, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Oneida, Power and Teton. A total of $100,000 will be distributed in eastern Idaho.

The Idaho Future Fund aims to support gaps in educational programs (preschool through 12th grade) that gravely affect the quality of education students receive in Idaho.

For more information, including eligibility and application, click here. Deadline for submission is June 15.

Eastern Region Grant Cycle
The deadline for ICF’s Eastern Region Grant Cycle, which provides grants of up to $5,000, is June 15.

Grants are available to nonprofits, schools and other organizations in the counties of Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Caribou, Clark, Custer, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Oneida, Power and Teton.

For more information, including eligibility and application, click here.

Chobani Community Impact Fund
Letters of intent for the Chobani Community Impact fund are due June 24.

Chobani is looking for big ideas from local community organizations that will expand economic opportunity and promote 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, $45,000 for two-year grants and $60,000 for three-year grants.

For more information, click here.
Memorial and Honoros Welcome Members Lance Quick
Memorials and Honors New and Renewing Members Newly Created 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 May 1, 2019 through May 31, 2019:

In Memory of Donald Beagles
Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership

In Memory of Daniel “Hoot” Gibson
Gary and Penny Atkins
Betty Bermensolo
Gary and Dyanne Dill
Rod and Janet Endow
Barney Lyons and Judy Hudson
Robert and Nancy Mitchell
Nels Mitchell and Mary Kimmel
Joel and Michelle Von Lith
Tom Skoro

In Memory of Kelly Grimes
Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership

In Memory of Lance Quick
Ryan Satterfield
Jill Serpa

In Memory of Rex Sutherland
Robert and Carol Hamlin

In Honor of Cally Grindstaff and Mike Roach
David and Sandra Ahrens
John and Karen Andrew
Herbert and Patricia Carlson
Downtown Shoe Repair
Kathleen Elliott
Angela Little
Mike and Karen McEntee
Frances Robinson
Adelia Simplot


Patron ($500-$999)
Carl Bontrager and Kathleen Lynn, Ketchum

Sustainer ($100-$249)
Bruce Moberly and Darlena Taylor, Boise

Supporter ($50-$99)
Edward Humphreys, Eagle
Pam Lazenby, Boise

Friend ($25-$49)
Donya Webb, Boise

Lance Quick Memorial Fund (non-endowed Donor Advised Fund) – Created by Kim and Shauna Quick in memory of their son, Lance Quick, to enrich entities that support mental health in Idaho.

The Stafford Memorial Fund (non-endowed Donor Advised Fund) – Created by a Boise couple to support local charities and causes.

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