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September 2019
New Fund: Allata Charitable Fund

A fast-growing company with offices in three states has started an ICF Donor Advised Fund to help them support their charitable giving in Idaho.

Allata, which has 80 employees in Eagle, provides custom software and strategy services throughout the United States and globally. The company considered establishing a corporate foundation for its charitable giving but chose the Idaho Community Foundation after learning ICF could provide all the philanthropic services Allata wanted and would also take care of the administrative work.

“Plus, we liked the idea that ICF serves all of Idaho,” said Allata Senior Vice President Phil Leary. “It’s a big Idaho out there and our employees are from all around the state. We want to be involved in statewide giving.”

Charitable giving has been important to the company from the beginning. Allata has a goal to give at least 1 percent of its revenue to nonprofits annually and has nearly doubled its philanthropic goals this year.

“Our executive team has always felt that giving back should be part of who we are,” Phil said. “We are community-service focused and we want to give back and be invested in the communities where we’re located.”

Allata was founded in Dallas, TX three years ago with one employee and one consultant. Today, it has offices in Dallas, Phoenix and Eagle and more than 110 team members. The Eagle office is the largest and is still growing.

Allata employees do more than provide financial support to nonprofits. The company organizes quarterly community services projects. The Eagle office has recently participated in a blood drive for the American Red Cross, volunteered for the Boise Rescue Mission and played in a Hope for Our Heroes Hockey Tournament.

Leary said he looks forward to working with ICF so Allata can be strategic in its giving.

“Our team here has a soft spot for kids and veterans, so I imagine much of our giving will be in those areas,” he said. “We’ve just formed our Boise team for supporting our giving and I look forward to what they come up with.”
Summer Roundup
Thanks for sharing your summer with us!

From left to right:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County, Backyard Harvest in the Lewis-Clark Valley, an Idaho Gives celebration in eastern Idaho and Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Camp Alice Pittenger.

Labor Day is over, school is back in session and temperatures are starting to cool down – fall is upon us! We sincerely hope everyone enjoyed the summer and had a chance to get out and enjoy the beauty that Idaho offers all of us, no matter where in the state you live.

Some of our grantees and partners shared photos of what they’ve been up to the summer thanks to support from ICF. We are sharing them with you because without the power of collective giving and the generosity of our donors, fundholders, members and others, none of this would be possible!

Colleen Braga, executive director of Boys & Girls Club of Ada County: “The Idaho Community Foundation provides us the opportunity to share our amazing programs with donors and gives donors the ability to align their funding with causes that are meaningful to them and close to their hearts.”

Anne Zabala, executive director of Backyard Harvest: “Because of the Idaho Community Foundation’s support, we have collected over 8,000 pounds of fresh produce this year. Their generosity directly enabled us to recruit lots of new and repeat volunteers, hire two seasonal staff members and increase our presence in the Lewis-Clark Valley. Thank you ICF!”

Evin Bask, programs & events manager, Idaho Nonprofit Center: “We appreciate ICF and our other partners for their support of another record-breaking year for Idaho Gives!”

Ali Escalante, grant writer, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage: “Thanks to support from the Perc H. Shelton and Gladys A. Pospisil Shelton Foundation Advised Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation, 600 girls had the summer of a lifetime at camp. Our girls built confidence, overcame fears and learned leadership skills they will take with them throughout life.”

Lisa Upcoming Deadlines
Staff News: Lisa Bearg accepted into Leadership Boise ICF Upcoming Grant Deadlines

We are proud to announce that ICF Program Manager Lisa Bearg has been accepted into Leadership Boise, a two-year program run by the Boise Metro Chamber.

The theme for the Class of 2019-2021 is “Change. Grow. Progress.”

“I’m most looking forward to surrounding myself with new perspectives and bold ideas,” Lisa said. “I am humbled by the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships and engage with our community alongside these go-getters.”

The class of 54 people will come together one day each month to learn about the issues that impact economic growth and quality of life in Boise. The program encourages participants to develop long-lasting professional relationships that may result in future collaborations.

“We’ve only just begun, yet I already feel remarkable enthusiasm for what this group will accomplish together,” Lisa said.

North Idaho Action Fund
The North Idaho Action Fund in ICF has issued a Request for Information for projects that support organizations and programs that provide mental health services and suicide awareness/prevention programs in Bonner and Boundary counties. The deadline for the 2-page RFI is Sept. 15. Email Program Manager Lisa Bearg for a copy of the guidelines.

The Cancer Connection Idaho 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.

The deadline is Nov. 1. Click for more information, then go to Additional Grant Programs/Grants by Region/Statewide.

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 until Nov. 1 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:

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


The Bistline Foundation was founded by Beverly Bistline of Pocatello to pay special tribute to her parents and their commitment to the arts, as well as to further her own support within the field. She passed away in October 2010 and her foundation became an ICF fund in 2011.

Click for more information, then go to Additional Grant Programs/Grants by Region/East Idaho.
Upcoming Events Legacy Society

Upcoming Events

New Legacy Society

INC Statewide Conference begins Wednesday
The Idaho Nonprofit Center’s Annual Statewide Conference is this week – Sept. 4-6 at the Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd Street. Walk-in registrations are available every day of the conference.

The conference offers something for everyone from executive director, to office manager and board members. Tracks are designed to engage attendees and build knowledge, while offering a networking environment.

This year’s conference includes:

  • Two amazing keynote speakers: Author and comedian Megan Bryant and Anselme Sadiki, Executive Director of Children’s Home Society.
  • A collaboration session with four panelists discussing the joys and challenges of working collaboratively.
  • More than 25 breakout sessions will be held. Tracks include board development, fundraising, leadership, marketing and more.

We sincerely thank Jeanelle Shields of Sandpoint for joining our Legacy Society. Members of the Legacy Society are generous donors who will continue to support Idaho communities after they’ve passed. We sincerely thank all of our Legacy Society members for enriching the quality of life throughout Idaho.

New and Renewing Members Memorials and Honors Newly Established Funds
New and Renewing Members Memorials and Honors Newly Established Funds

Benefactor ($1,000 and above)
Rhonda Millick, Eagle

Patron ($500-$999)
DeRay and Carol Perry, Idaho Falls

Sustainer ($100-$249)
Gerald and Connie Shroeder, Boise

Supporter ($50-$99)
Christine and Donald Bishop, Blanchard

Friend ($25-$49)
Kenneth Johnson, Boise


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 August 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019:

In Memory of Jim Ashford
Richard and Deborah Garnier
Sally Spurgeon

In Memory of Daniel “Hoot” Gibson
Marvin and Karen Lewallen
Carolyn Moses

In Memory of Hailyn Hawton-Hill
Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership

In Memory of Kathy Hymas
Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership

In Memory of Lena Moyle
Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership

In Memory of Dick and Dolores Rogers
Judith Marineau

In Memory of Dolores Rogers
Mark and Dottie Phillips

In Memory of Patricia Smith
Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership

In Memory of Scott Zamora
Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership

In Honor of Kevin Victor Domby
Russell and Mary Ellen Grobe

In Honor of Victor Domby
Russell and Mary Ellen Grobe

In Honor of Barbara Hawkins
Vickilyn Hammer

In Honor of David and Diane Mykelgard
Russell and Mary Ellen Grobe


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