Regional Councils

Background - Twelve Professional Men and Women Smiling in Group - Caption: None - Wall Behind Says Leadership, Consultant, Team, Insights, Expertise, Passion, COMMUNITY, Culture, Stability and More. Our Regional Councils keep us deeply rooted in all Idaho communities. We rely on them to advise our Forever Idaho Regional Grant program, ensuring that nearly $1 million in Forever Idaho grants meet the greatest needs in the state. They also help us understand needs throughout their area and the community organizations working to address those needs.

We believe that local knowledge and experience are the cornerstone of effective philanthropy. Regional Councils are a robust and inclusive program that builds and strengthens our relationships local leaders, nonprofits and community members who share our mission to enrich the quality of life throughout Idaho. We have a council in four regions of the state – North, East, South Central and Southwest.

Role of the Regional Council:

  • Serve as ambassadors for the Idaho Community Foundation.
  • Share knowledge about local needs, effective programs and provide input on ICF's strategic direction.
  • Recommend grants from Forever Idaho and other regional grant programs.

Responsibilities of a Regional Council member:

  • Believe in the mission and values of the Idaho Community Foundation.
  • Maintain membership in the Idaho Community Foundation.
  • Participate in Regional Council meetings.
  • Be available to serve two 3-year terms.

Learn more and apply as a volunteer:

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Contact Cara Nielsen, Vice President, Philanthropy and Impact