Grants

We believe philanthropy is more successful, rewarding and effective when it’s community driven. We trust and respect our grantees and we strive for transparency in our grantmaking.

We make grants in a variety of ways, including through more than 15 programs with their own eligibility, review processes and award amounts.

Project Neighborly - Idaho

Background: Group of people gathering to do a community clean up - No CaptionThe Idaho Community Foundation is proud to continue our effort to foster inclusion and encourage neighborliness in local communities. Inspired by our friends at the Whatcom Community Foundation, Project Neighborly will provide seed funding for ideas that encourage us to explore ways to be better neighbors. You come up with the ideas, and a Project Neighborly grant will help bring those ideas to life. 

This round of Project Neighborly grants is open to the following communities:

North Idaho:
Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai and Shoshone counties
East Idaho:  Bannock, Bingham, Bonneville, Butte counties and the Fort Hall Reservation
Treasure Valley: Ada and Canyon counties.

Deadline is April 8th. Click here to learn more.

Forever Idaho Regional Grant Program

The Forever Idaho Regional Grant Program connects passionate donors with community needs for maximum impact. It is funded through the generosity of donors who recognize that the needs within communities and among nonprofits are constantly changing. They have entrusted ICF with the flexibility to forever meet those needs.

The program is based on our philosophy of community-driven philanthropy and distributes greatest need funding through grants made in four regional cycles.

North – Deadline February 15. Click to apply.
East – Deadline June 15. Click to apply.
Southwest – Deadline August 15. Click to apply.
South Central – Deadline August 15. Click to apply.

guidelines apply

Additional Grant Programs

These grant programs are funded through the generosity of donors whose funds are large enough to support a competitive process and who wish to remain involved with their grant making.

Grants by Region

East Idaho

East Region CountiesIfft Foundation Fund: Deadlines of March 15 and August 15. Grants given for projects that benefit community beautification and public recreation in southeastern Idaho with primary emphasis on landscaping and beautification projects. Open to organizations from Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power counties. Click here to see guidelines, click here to apply.

The F.M., Anne G., and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation Fund: Deadlines May 1 and November 1. Grants are given to support arts activities that will provide entertainment or art-related education to the general public and/or support the education, skills training, performance or display opportunities for local artists in Bannock, Bingham, Bear Lake, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power counties. Please note, this fund will accept general operating requests from arts and arts education programs. Click to see guidelines or to apply.

North Idaho

North Region CountiesBonner County Fund for Arts Enhancement: Deadline April 30. The Bonner County Fund for Arts Enhancement was created to enhance the arts in Bonner County by providing funds either to develop a community education component of existing arts programs or to help fund new arts programs whose major emphasis includes a strong educational focus. Grants typically range from $3,000 - $12,000. Click to see guidelines or to apply.

Bonner County Human Rights Task Force Fund: Deadline April 30. Grants up to $8,000 to Bonner County organizations whose activities reflect commitment to the ideal that everyone is equal under our state and federal laws and constitution regardless of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability. Click to see guidelines or to apply.

Junior Garnier & Bud Ashford Military Veterans Fund: Deadline May 1. For veteran’s organizations located in Bonner and Boundary counties that are serving veterans within that region, including American Legion posts, Disabled American Veterans chapters, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States posts, Vietnam Veterans of America chapters, and Marine Corps League detachments. Click to see guidelines or to apply.

Women's Gift Alliance: Deadline November 9. Open to nonprofits that serve Kootenai County. The Women's Gift Alliance pools the talents and resources of local women to provide meaningful financial support to a broad range of charitable, cultural and educational projects. Visit their website for more information. 

South Central Idaho

South Central Region CountiesChobani Community Impact Fund: The Chobani Community Impact Fund seeks to strengthen the communities its workforce calls home, improve childhood nutrition and wellness, and help those in need wherever they may live. Details coming soon about the 2022 grant opportunity, available to organizations serving the Magic Valley.

 

Southwest Idaho

Southwest Region CountiesPerc H. Shelton and Gladys A. Pospisil Shelton Foundation Advised Fund: Deadline is September 1. Grants given for projects that benefit Valley County. Organizations don’t have to be based in Valley County.  Click here for guidelines or click here to apply.

 

 

 

 

Statewide

Idaho Future Fund: Deadline March 1 (North, East, Southwest & South Central). Provides grants that typically range from $10,000 to $20,000 intended to support gaps in educational programs (preschool through 12th grade) that gravely affect the quality of education students receive in Idaho.  Focus areas include Preschool Scholarships, Charter Schools, Public Schools/Public School Libraries and Supplemental Educational Programs.  Click here for guidelines.
To apply for the North click here
To apply for the East click here
To apply for the Southwest and South Central click here

Student Loan Fund of Idaho Education Fund: Deadline Jan. 15. Provides grants for education institutions in the state of Idaho to encourage upper class students to complete their postsecondary education by providing financial assistance when unusual or unexpected financial problems might preclude continuing in school. The minimum grant amount per education institution is $5,000. Click for guidelines guidelines. Click to apply.

Grant Reporting

Not all grants require an End of Grant Report. See below or consult your grant agreement to see if one is required. Organizations that do not submit End of Grant Reports when required may be denied future funding.

Please contact ICF staff at (208) 342-3535 or email grants@idahocf.org if you have questions about End of Grant Reports.

Forever Idaho 

End of Grant Report Due

Forever Idaho North Not Required
Forever Idaho East Not Required
Forever Idaho South Central Not Required
Forever Idaho Southwest Not Required

Donor Advised

End of Grant Report Due

Bistline Foundation (Spring) May 1
Bistline Foundation (Fall) November 1
Bonner County Arts  April 30
Bonner County HRTF April 30
Chobani Community Impact Fund
Interim Report | Final Report
September 1
Idaho Future Fund Not Required
Ifft Foundation (Fall) August 15
Ifft Foundation (Spring) March 15
Langroise Fund January 15
Shelton Foundation September 1
Student Loan Fund of Idaho January 15

End of Grant Report