Grant Opportunities and Workshops

Our grantmaking goals and values are to award meaningful grants in all 44 counties in Idaho for projects of all sizes that address pressing community needs as defined by the people who live in and love those communities.

ICF makes grants in a variety of ways, including through more than 15 grant programs. These are individual competitive programs with their own eligibility, review processes and award amounts.

Project Neighborly - Idaho

The 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 and trust-based philanthropy and distributes impact-based funding through grants made in four regional cycles.

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

guidelines apply

Additional Grant Programs

ICF’s additional 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

Ifft 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

Bonner 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. 

Southwest and South Central

Chobani Community Impact Fund: Letter of Intent Deadline is July 1st. The Chobani Community Impact Fund seeks to provide grants that promote entrepreneurship and economic opportunity to the Magic Valley community. Click here for Letter of Intent Guidelines.

Perc 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.


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.