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May 2021
From the President
From the President

Spring is a time for renewal, and it is with that spirit that ICF is happy to introduce our refreshed brand!

You may recall that for our 30th anniversary we introduced a new logo, which includes an image of a pinecone. Pine trees and pinecones are found throughout Idaho’s beautiful landscapes. The role of pinecones is to protect and develop seeds. When the time and conditions are right, pinecones open their scales, releasing their seeds and populating the forest with new trees for the future.

It’s a metaphor for our work at the Idaho Community Foundation, which is deeply rooted in Idaho across generations and where we build community philanthropy by bringing people and resources together.

But a brand is more than the imagery of its logo. A trusted brand includes a commitment to mission, vision and core values. It reminds us why we do this work.

As we worked to develop our strategic goals for the next 30 years, our board and staff reflected on and used our mission, vision and core values to guide the evolution of our governance structure and the creation of our Regional Councils to better serve local communities. 

We also reaffirmed ICF’s purpose – why we do this work. We mobilize resources for local needs so that all Idahoans live in thriving communities. This is a simple statement, yet it gets at the core of what we do and why we do it.

Our updated brand brings in messages, colors and design features that reflect our values, and our promise to all of you – that we will engage our broad networks to connect donors, resources and community-identified needs to help people across Idaho.

We could not do any of our work without the generosity and commitment of all of you – Thank you!

New Logo
Our spring refresh

We are proud to reveal our updated logo, color palette and designs. Created by Neighborhood All-Stars, a Boise-based design firm that specializes in branding, design and illustration, the new look builds on the foundation established in 2018 when the pinecone logo was introduced.

“The pinecone is a symbol of growth, replenishment and continuity,” said Jennifer Kronberg, Director, Communications and Marketing. “Our updated look helps visually define the Idaho Community Foundation and our deeply rooted commitment to Idaho.”

The 2020 Impact Report was mailed recently and showcases the new look. With a theme of “Philanthropy Unites Us,” the Impact Report shares stories of leadership, community-driven philanthropy and collective giving from throughout Idaho.

Project Neighborly
Project Neighborly-Idaho Update

We launched Project Neighborly–Idaho last month, an effort to foster inclusion and inspire neighborliness in local communities, and we are pleased to announce the first seven grantees:

Bogus Basin Recreational Association – $3,000 to host Global Gardens farmers on weekends during late summer at “Market on the Mountain.”

Borah High School – $3,000 for “Kindness Blooms,” an initiative by Borah students to make flowerpots and deliver them to neighbors in the surrounding apartments, mobile homes and neighborhoods.

Inclusive Idaho – $3,000 to launch a family friendly event that fosters inclusion for minoritized community members and provide education about Inclusive Idaho’s mission.  

Kuna Library – $2,000 for a community story walk. Children’s story book stands will be placed along the Kuna Greenbelt to engage families as they walk along the path.

Mujeres Unidas de Idaho – $2,500 to provide information about community resources and cultural activities to Latinas in Ada and Canyon counties through MUI Amiga Monthly Meeting & Conference.

Story Story Night – $4,500 to produce Story Story Porch Night with local photographer Michelle Bliss and JUMP. The event will be an evening of stories from individuals and families who were photographed on their porches throughout the Treasure Valley during the past year.

Treasure Valley Community Garden Co-Op – $2,000 to help establish small gardens in Latinx and communities of color in the Treasure Valley.

More than 50 grant applications were received. Applications were reviewed by community volunteers from Borah High School, NeighborWorks Boise, Rediscovered Books and The Idaho Foodbank. As a pilot project, Project Neighborly-Idaho grants were limited to Ada and Canyon counties.

“These projects will bring people together in new ways that are both meaningful and fun,” said Lisa Bearg, ICF’s Philanthropic Advisor and leader of the Project Neighborly-Idaho program.

Project Neighborly- Idaho was inspired by a similar program developed by the Whatcom Community Foundation in Bellingham, Wash.

Tim Hopkins Duane Hagadone Shirley Fields
Former ICF Board Director Tim Hopkins passes away Community icon Duane Hagadone passes away ICF supporter Shirley Fields passes away

Tim Hopkins, one of the nation’s top attorneys and one of Idaho Falls’ most civic-minded residents, died April 23 at the age of 85. Tim served on the ICF Board of Directors from 2013-2015.

Several stories reflecting on Tim’s dedication to the legal profession and his community have been published:  

‘One of the greatest public citizens of our time: Idaho Falls lawyer Tim Hopkins dies (Idaho Falls Post Register)

Opinion: You can thank Tim Hopkins (Idaho Falls Post Register)

Prominent attorney and community leader who ‘left an indelible mark’ dies (EastIdahoNews.com)


Duane B. Hagadone, a private but devoted family man and an icon of publishing, real estate and hospitality, died April 24 at his winter home in Palm Desert, Calif., at the age of 88. Hagadone helped the Idaho Community Foundation establish our North Idaho Annual Luncheons.

Several stories reflecting Duane’s influence in the region have been published:
Remembering Duane Hagadone, the Coeur d’Alene native who shaped the Lake City (KREM2)

Duane Hagadone’s resort set off a boom in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (Wall Street Journal)

‘A bigger difference and a better difference’: Duane Hagadone guided CdA from mining, logging to tourism (Spokesman Review)

ICF fundholder and Legacy Society member Shirley Izawa Fields of Boise passed away on April 19 at the age of 90. Born in Japan, Shirley was an English language interpreter at the Miho Air Force Base in Japan when she met Boise native Dick Fields. They married in 1957 and moved to the United States.

Read more about the life of Shirley Fields.

Legacy Society 2 Column Memorials & Honors
New Legacy Society Memorials & Honors

We sincerely welcome Sherryl and William Fulton of Sagle and Rachel Winer and Tim Breuer of Boise to our Legacy Society and we thank them for their commitment to mobilize resources for local needs that that all Idahoans live in thriving communities. Members of the Legacy Society are generous donors who will support Idaho communities through their estate plans.


The Idaho Community Foundation welcomes gifts sent as memorials or in honor of individuals on their birthdays, anniversaries, retirement or other special occasions.

The following gifts were received April 1, 2021 through April 30, 2021:

In Memory of Katy Benoit
Lorene Guentz

In Memory of Allison Cammann
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of Mary Martha Campbell
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of James Ennis
Alice Hennessey

In Memory of Jerry Erstrom
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of John Fitzgerald
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of Tom Gregor
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of Michael Guerber
Steve and Donna Guerber

In Memory of Thelma Guerber
Steve and Donna Guerber

In Memory of Dick Hutter
Community Assistance League of Sandpoint
Mark and Holly Motes

In Memory of Matthew Keiser
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of Sandra Magette
Robert Bilow and Jeannine Mehrhoff

In Honor of Susan Bird
Martha Owen

In Honor of Dick Compton
Heidi Rogers
Luke and Deb Russell
Tom and Sue Thilo

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