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May 2019
30th Annual Southwest Idaho Luncheon registration deadline May 17

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.

The deadline to register is Friday, May, 17. Click to RSVP.

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

Donor Profile: Carlyn McMurren “It feels good to be part of that growth.”

Boisean Carlyn McMurren recently made significant gifts from her ICF fund to support two of her favorite organizations, the Ronald McDonald House and the Idaho Humane Society.

She has given to both organizations in the past, but decided to make a more substantial gift this year because they are building new facilities to expand their capacity and meet growing needs.

“I’m happy to see them thriving and growing and it feels good to be part of that growth,” Carlyn said.

Ronald McDonald House is special to Carlyn and her family because when her son was young he needed to undergo numerous medical procedures. She sympathizes with families in similar circumstances.

“I know that Ronald McDonald House can make a difference in reducing the financial stress on families, and perhaps that can help them to better deal with the emotional stress as well,” she said.

Ronald McDonald House Executive Director Mindy Plumlee said they’ve had to turn families away in recent years because they didn’t have room to accommodate them, a situation she said was unacceptable.

"Caring for families during some of the most difficult times in their lives is what we do,” she said. “This gift is helping us expand our capacity to help families from throughout the region for now and well into the future."

The Idaho Humane Society’s new facility will open this summer and CEO Jeff Rosenthal said a donation like Carlyn’s makes a big difference.

“We are so grateful for this amazing gift from Carlyn,” Jeff said. “It will help us provide many low-income families with free and discounted animal medical care and help place more animals in their ‘fur-ever’ homes.”

Carlyn said her non-endowed Donor Advised Fund at ICF makes it easy to support the organizations that mean a lot to her.

“I love the convenience of being able to make one gift of appreciated stock at year end and then having the luxury of time to make grants later when I have more time to think about them,” she said.

Nonprofit Leadership Summit application deadline May 17 for Treasure Valley

The Nonprofit Leadership Summit is now accepting applications for the Treasure Valley and Moscow. 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 Letter The ICF 30: Boise Philharmonic

At its core, the Idaho Community Foundation is about community philanthropy. Our founders had a vision that the foundation would promote and support collective giving to enrich the quality of life throughout Idaho. 

We are grateful to those donors who have supported their communities by establishing endowment funds at ICF that will last forever. And we appreciate the many generous Idahoans who support local organizations with annual gifts. 

We are proud to support Idaho Gives, an effort that promotes community philanthropy through a one-day giving campaign. Last week, Idaho Gives raised more than $1.9 million for nearly 600 nonprofit organizations across the state!

We were pleased to offer our Donor Advised fundholders the opportunity to make gifts to Idaho Gives through their ICF Donor Advised Funds. We facilitated 13 gifts totaling nearly $113,000!

Idaho Gives truly embodies the spirit of giving in Idaho. And we are proud that Idaho gives generously!
 

As Hollis Welsh of the Boise Philharmonic reflects on her first year as executive director, she says she is proud to lead an organization that “adds sound, color, harmony and symphony” to Boise and the Treasure Valley.

“Music is a universal language that breaks barriers and brings together people from different demographics into a shared experience,” she said.

The Philharmonic was founded in 1885 by Boise musicians and is one of the longest-running symphonies in the country. They were officially incorporated in 1959 and will celebrate their 60th season this year.

The Philharmonic and the Idaho Community Foundation have a long history together – the Philharmonic has been receiving grants from ICF and its donors for nearly all of ICF’s 30-year history.

The Philharmonic also has two ICF funds of its own that help support its work.

“Support from ICF and the community mean that we’re not just surviving – we’re thriving,” Hollis said.

The Boise Philharmonic plays an important role in Boise and the Treasure Valley. Hollis is especially proud of the In Roads program, which began in 2018. In Roads brings Philharmonic musicians to correctional institutions, veterans homes, nursing homes, homeless shelters and others.

“Everyone deserves the experience of music and art and this is our way to show people that they are important and part of the community,” she said.

Education programs and youth orchestras are also important to the Philharmonic. The Philharmonic plays eight live free concerts every year at the Morrison Center in Boise and Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa for elementary school students. This year, they will be live-streaming those concerts to reach schools that can’t bring students to Boise or Nampa.

The Philharmonic is able to offer programs like In Roads and education programs because they have a strong network of partnerships.

“Our partnerships are a win-win because they help us learn more about where we can help, and it exposes our work to more people,” Hollis said. “It’s really phenomenal and says so much about this community.”
 
ICF Upcoming Deadlines – Grants and Workshops Memorials and Honors Newly Established Funds

Eastern Region Grant Workshop
Please join us in Soda Springs on May 15 for an interactive session to learn more about ICF grant opportunities in eastern Idaho. This workshop is for current or prospective grantees including nonprofit organizations, public schools, universities and local government organizations. Space is limited, click here to register.

When: Wednesday, May 15th; 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Soda Springs Public Library (149 S Main St.)
Cost: FREE and open to the public (registration required)
For More Info: Email Lisa Bearg

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.
 

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 April 1, 2019 through April 30, 2019:

In Memory of Dorothy Ansotegui
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of Kathryn Benoit
Paul and Margie Baehr
Cathy Barney

In Memory of Helen Carruthers
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of Westley Robert Clapp
Daniel Bargholz

In Memory of Bonnie Colyer
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of Craig Eldrigde
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of Michael Faucher
Junior League of Boise

In Memory of Gwen Galey
Junior League of Boise

In Memory of “Hoot” Gibson
Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership

In memory of Aloise and Marie Goldmann
John Freund

In memory of Larry Gunnoe
John and Karen Rosholt

In Memory of Barbara Hawley
Junior League of Boise

In Memory of Neil Hawley
Junior League of Boise

In Memory of Mary Jane Hill
Junior League of Boise

In Memory of Rosemary Hill
Junior League of Boise

In Memory of Dan Hinman
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of Arlene Howard
Junior League of Boise

In Memory of Sandy Huter
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of Don Johnson
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of Jim Kelly
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of Sam Mallett
Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership

In Memory of Donna Matlock
Junior League of Boise

In Memory of Jody Mooney
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of John Morgan
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of Mary Otley
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of Carmelita Popewood
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of Paul Sutherland
Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership

In Memory of Mary Tate
Alice Hennessey
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of Jody Thompson
Junior League of Boise

In Memory of Bill Wilson
Robert and Carol Hamlin

In Memory of Virginia Woolley
Delores Fery

In Memory of Ida Zanot
David and Diane Myklegard

In Honor of Cally Grindstaff and Mike Roach
Alice Hennessey
Marilyn Hulse
Kurt Myers
Erin Roach

 

Idaho FFA Foundation Angie and David Daniel Endowment Fund (Agency) – Created by Angie and David Daniel of Nampa to forever support the mission of the Idaho FFA Foundation.

Hansen-Capellan Endowment for Speech Arts (Designated) – Created by the friends and former students of Mamie Capellan and Leora Hansen, who for over 80 combined years developed champions in speech and debate at Blackfoot High School.

 
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