One of the ways we strengthen community organizations is by helping them build a secure future for themselves. By choosing to establish an Organizational Fund, your IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) becomes one of more than 100 Idaho organizations that are helping to build healthy and vital communities in our state.
Organizational Fund advantages:
- Responsible, professional investment management and oversight by our experienced ICF Investment Subcommittee and hired consultants – no more investment management responsibilities for your board.
- Ability to accept a wide variety of gifts and offer planned gift options for your donors and their professional advisors.
- Demonstrates your organization’s financial stability and plans for future growth.
- Affiliation with the Idaho Community Foundation, a respected statewide organization with more than 30 years in Idaho.
Organizational Funds can be endowed or non-endowed.
Endowed funds are invested for the long term and provide a steady income stream that can be used for operations, programs or other needs determined by your board of directors. Endowed funds are permanent funds that will forever benefit your organization. A small percentage is granted to your organization each year.
Contributions are invested to grow over time and donors can contribute any amount at any time. Gifts may be eligible for tax deductions and ICF sends receipts to all contributors.
In keeping with our commitment to helping nonprofits succeed, the Idaho Community Foundation charges a 0.5% management fee for endowed Organizational Funds, plus the fund’s share of investment costs.
The minimum to establish an endowed fund is $50,000.
Non-endowed funds are invested for a shorter term and can be fully spent at any time for operations, programs or other needs determined by your board of directors. They are not permanent funds. The minimum to establish a non-endowed fund is $25,000.
The Idaho Community Foundation charges a 1% management fee for non-endowed Organizational Funds, plus the fund’s share of investment costs.
For more information on grants please or call 208-342-3535
Current Idaho Community Foundation Organizational Funds
Aid for Friends Endowment Fund—1997
Assures ongoing operating support for this Pocatello organization which serves homeless and low-income individuals.
Angels Over Sandpoint Fund—2015
Established to forever support the mission of Angels Over Sandpoint, which assists persons in need in Bonner County with support including but not limited to: rent and utilities; emergency shelter; medical, dental, and behavioral health assistance; life transitions; and continuing education.
Basque Museum & Cultural Center Endowment Fund—2006
Annual distributions support the museum's objective to preserve Basque history and culture.
Beverly Miller Foothills Trails Fund—2015
Made possible with the generosity of The Beverly A. Miller Trust, this fund was established to forever support the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley and the maintenance and development of trails located in the foothills area of the Treasure Valley.
Blaine County Education Foundation Fund—2017
Created by the Blaine County Education Foundation to support its mission, which is to focus on community resources and raise funds for the Blaine County School District, promoting academic excellence, equitable education and a healthy and sustainable student environment.
Bogus Basin Endowment Fund—2014
This fund assures the sustainability of Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area which, since 1942, is one of the most treasured assets in southwestern Idaho.
Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation Endowment Fund—2019
This fund was created by the Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation to support its mission to focus on the development of the athlete as a whole, and its belief that overall impact of sports goes well beyond the athletic results, instilling sportsmanship, accountablity, building character and confidence.
Boise Baroque Orchestra String Quartet Endowment Fund - 2021
This Fund was created by the Boise Baroque Orchestra and key supporters to preserve the longevity, sustanability and quality of the Boise Baroque Orchestra and the String Quartet.
Boise Philharmonic Association Fund— 1990
Established to assure ongoing operating support for the Boise Philharmonic Association.
Bonner Community Food Bank Fund— 2014
Established to forever support the mission of the Bonner Community Food Bank, which assists persons in Bonner County with emergency non-medical resources in a time of personal crisis.
Bonner County Historical Society Endowment Fund—2004
Created to provide a permanent source of funds to help the organization preserve the Bonner County’s heritage.
Bonner General Health Fund—2014
Created by the Bonner General Hospital Foundation, Inc. to forever support the mission of Bonner General Hospital and its affiliates to provide excellence in healthcare in and around the Sandpoint region.
Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County—2021
This Fund was created by the Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County to support their mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us mots, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
Brittany Clark Memorial Scholarship For Art and Music—2013
Created in memory of Brittany Clark to help provide talented young people in the Soda Springs area with an opportunity to pursue higher education in the fields of art and music through the Soda Springs Education Foundation.
Caldwell Fine Arts Series Endowment Fund—1990
Established to assure ongoing operating support for the Caldwell Fine Arts Series.
Camp Hodia Endowment Fund— 1998
Created by Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs, Inc., this fund provides annual operating support for the camp serving Idaho youth with diabetes.
Carol Ann Probst Endowment Fund— 2020
This fund was established by NAMI Coeur d'Alene to support schizophrenia research and provide assistance for individuals with schizophrenia.
Coeur d'Alene Rotary Endowment Foundation— 2014
Established to support the charitable and educational service projects of the Coeur d'Alene Rotary for the betterment of the community.
Community Assistance League of Sandpoint Fund— 2015
Established to forever support the mission of Community Assistance League, Inc. of Sandpoint, to benefit the citizens of Bonner County by helping to fund arts, educational projects, and services for the needy.
Community Cancer Services Fund— 2017
Created to forever support the mission of Community Cancer Services, Inc. to benefit the citizens of Bonner and Boundary counties by helping improve comfort and quality of life through, information, emotional support and financial support to those diagnosed with cancer.
Connie Saylor Johnson Wilderness Education Fund - 2021
This Fund was created by the Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation, in memory of Connie Saylor Johnson, to support its mission of providing education to help steward the 4-million-acre Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness areas, across Idaho and Montana.
Donald W. and Joann C. Cissel Fund for the First presbyterian Church of Idaho Falls—2015
This Fund was created by Joann C. Cissel to forever support the First Presbyterian Church of Idaho Falls and help them pay for building improvements, non-utility maintenance, and building construction or reconstruction of the Church proper located at 325 Elm Street, Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Emmett Public Library Children’s Endowment Fund—2000
Created by the Library, this fund provides annual support for its children’s programs.
Endowment for St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho's Women & Children Programs—2011
Established to serve women and children in poverty or domestic violence in the north Idaho region, and help them start to rebuild their life through the programs of St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho.
Family Justice Center Foundation of Idaho Endowment Fund—2013
Created for the purpose of providing ongoing support for the work of the Nampa Family Justice Center, which is a partnership of agencies dedicated to ending family violence and sexual assault through prevention and response by providing comprehensive, client-centered services in a single location. This endowment shall be used to support activities and operations, as approved by the Family Justice Center Foundation Board.
Family Medicine Residency of Idaho Fund—2004
Established to provide a permanent base of support for this organization which trains medical school graduates to become outstanding family physicians serving the citizens of Idaho, especially in rural areas, and to serve the underserved.
Family Services Alliance of Southeast Idaho Endowment Fund—2004
Distributions will help support its services, which include providing shelter and advocacy for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
First Judicial District CASA Program Fund—2019
This Fund was established by First Judicial District CASA Program, Inc. to further its mission; to recruit, train and support a diverse network of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA/Guardian ad Litem) to represent and advocate for abused and neglected child victims (age 0-18) in North Idaho.
First Presbyterian Church of Idaho Falls Fund—1995
Established through transfer of a trust, distributions from this fund support programs as designated by trustees of the Idaho Falls church.
Foundation for The Idaho Shakespeare Festival—2015
This Fund was created by the Foundation for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Inc. to forever provide public support for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Inc.
Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Fund—2021
This Fund was created to protect Scotchman Peaks for future generations through wilderness designation, ongoing stewardship and education.
Friends of the McCall Public Library Endowment Fund—2004
The fund will help provide a permanent source of income for the special projects of the McCall Public Library.
Friends of the Nampa Public Library Endowment Fund—1995
Established to assure ongoing support for operation of the Nampa Public Library.
Friends of Zoo Boise Endowment Fund—2003
Created to provide annual operating support for Zoo Boise.
Fruitland School District Endowment Fund—2019
This Fund was created by the Fruitland School District to forever support its mission of educating all students to their full potential.
Garden City Public Library Foundation Endowment Fund (A)—2019
This Fund was created by the Garden City Public Library Foundation, whose mission is to support the Garden City Public Library in its efforts to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen the community of Garden City, Idaho.
Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho Housing Fund (A)—2013
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho brings people together to build and repair homes, communities and hope. The vision of this fund is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Humane Society of the Palouse Fund—2016
Created by the Humane Society of the Palouse to support their mission for the humane treatment, welfare and safety of companion animals in Moscow and Latah County.
Idaho Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Endowment Fund—2004
Established to provide a permanent base of support for this statewide nonprofit organization of professionals and pre-professionals that leads, educates, informs and brings people together to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities.
Idaho Black History Museum Endowment Fund—1998
Distributions are used for the maintenance of the historic building which houses the museum.
Idaho Falls Symphony Endowment, Inc., Fund—2008
Established to assure ongoing operating support for the Idaho Falls Symphony.
Idaho FFA Foundation Angie and David Daniel Endowment Fund—2019
This fund was created by Angie and David Daniel of Nampa, Idaho, to forever support the mission of the Idaho FFA Foundation.
Idaho FFA Foundation Don and Mary Johnson Kuna FFA Scholarship Fund—2016
This fund was created by the Idaho FFA Foundation to forever support the Don and Mary Johnson Kuna FFS Scholarship Fund for post-secondary education scholarships for Kuna FFA members.
Idaho FFA Foundation Endowment Fund—2011
Established to forever support its mission "to promote the FFA in Idaho and to provide strategic financial resources for Idaho FFA programs and activities that will benefit agricultural education students and help them develop their potential for premier leadership, person growth and career success."
Idaho FFA Foundation Pete and Freda Cenarrusa Endowment Fund—2017
Created by the Idaho FFA Foundation and the Cenarrusa family to honor Pete and Freda Cenarrusa and their contributions to Idaho FFA and agriculture education and to forever provide general fund support to further the mission of the Idaho FFA Foundation.
Idaho FFA Foundation Sara Braasch Schmidt Endowment Fund—2016
Created by the Idaho FFA Foundation with the proceeds of a generous bequest from longtime supporter Sara Braasch Schmidt to forever support State FFA Prepared Public Speaking Career Development Event Winner and Washington Leadership Conference Program Scholarship for Idaho FFA members.
Idaho FFA Foundation Wayne and Blanche Kuhlman Kuna FFA Scholarship Fund—2016
This fund was created by the Idaho FFA Foundation to forever support the Wayne and Blanche Kuhlman Kuna FFS Scholarship Fund for post-secondary education scholarships for Kuna FFA members.
Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands Endowment—2015
Created by the Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands to forever support their statewide mission to preserve and protect open space lands and unique natural, scenic settings for public benefit through various flexible conservation methods.
Idaho Heritage Trust Fund—2021
This Fund was created by the Idaho Heritage Trust to support its mission of serving all Idahoans by preserving our cultural legacy.
Idaho Humanities Council Education Programs Fund—2001
Created to provide support for the Council’s various education programs.
Idaho Humanities Council Endowment Fund—2000
Created by this nonprofit organization, this fund provides annual operating support for its activities.
Jesse Tree of Idaho Vahey Fund Endowment—2022
This Fund was created by the Jesse Tree of Idaho to recognize the commitment and support given by JoAnn Vahey to the organization.
John Orr Fund for the First Presbyterian Church of Idaho Falls—2014
Created by the estate of John Orr to assist First Presbyterian Church of Idaho Falls with expenses each year.
Josh Pollock Memorial STEM Scholarship Fund—2018
Created by the Blaine County Education Foundation as a memorial to the life of Josh Pollock, son of Randy and Sheila Pollock. Josh was a 1991 graduate of Wood River High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Aerospace Engineering. Josh enjoyed and excelled in science, math and technical pursuits.
Junior League of Boise Endowment Fund—2002
This civic group created this fund to assure ongoing support for its projects that improve the lives of the Treasure Valley community.
Kinderhaven Endowment Fund—2011
Created to forever benefit Kinderhaven, a Sandpoint-based community organization dedicated to supporting children in crisis, giving them back their right to thrive by providing a safe, secure home in which their emotional physical and mental well-being are protected and enriched.
Land Trust of The Treasure Valley Endowment Fund—2012
Provides for the stewardship of the Harrison Hollow natural area and other easements and lands held by the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley.
Latah Recovery Center Endowment Fund—2021
This Fund was created by the Latah Recovery Community Center, Inc., to support its mission to enter and engage people in recovery from addictions and behaviorial health disorders through peer-to-peer interaction and evidence-based practices to promote a healthy community.
Leadership Idaho Agriculture Endowment Fund—2016
Created by the Leadership Idaho Agriculture Foundation to forever support their mission of preparing leaders in agriculture and rural communities through education and experience.
Learning Lab, Inc. Endowment Fund—1997
Established to ensure permanence for gifts to this organization, distributions from the fund support its ongoing operating needs.
Marshall Public Library Endowment Fund—1991
Created to assure ongoing operating support for the Marshall Public Library in Pocatello.
Mary V. Arnold Fund for the Idaho Falls Symphony—1997
Created by the transfer of an existing trust, the fund provides annual support to the Idaho Falls Symphony.
McCall-Donnelly Education Foundation Fund—2020
This Fund was created by the McCall-Donnelly Education Foundation to support its work as an advocate of educational excellence in the community, building a better future for the children of its district, and educating students for life.
Melba FFA Memorial Fund—2022
This Fund was created by the Melba FFA Memorial Fund, Inc. to support their mission of furthering the educational pursuits of students in the Melba Future Farmers of America (FFA) program by offering scholarships to conferences and conventions and providing college scholarships for students at Melba High School.
Museum of North Idaho Endowment Fund—2014
Created to forever support its mission to collect, preserve and interpret the history of the Coeur d'Alene Region and foster appreciation of the area's heritage.
North Fremont Education Foundation Atchley Endowment Fund -- 2010
This Fund was created by Opera Idaho, Inc., for the sole benefit of Opera Idaho, Inc., to support its mission to fund and produce opera of the highest possible professional standard, in Boise and throughout the State of Idaho. It was also created to foster wider acceptance, appreciation and enjoyment of opera and related art forms in young people and adults of all social and economic backgrounds, through diverse educational and outreach programs. The fund shall remain open to receive gifts from future donors.
Opera Idaho Endowment Fund -- 2020
Supports the schools of the Ashton and Island Park areas by funding educational programs that enhance student learning.
Panhandle Alliance for Education Endowment Fund—2003
Created by the Panhandle Alliance for Education, an organization promoting excellence in education and broad-based community support for the Lake Pend Oreille School District.
Panhandle Alliance for Education Founders' Fund—2019
This endowment fund was created by Melinda M. Cameron and William M. Berg, the founders of the Panhandle Alliance for Education (PAFE) of Sandpoint. Their intention is to provide ongoing funding for PAFE's mission: Excellence in education and broad-based community support for the Lake Pend Oreille School District.
Panhandle Animal Shelter Endowment Fund—2008
Established to assure ongoing operating support for the Panhandle Animal Shelter.
Ponderosa Center Fund - 2021
This Fund was created by the Ponderosa Center, Inc. to support the building and sustainability of an all-season venue for the West Central Mountains’ community.
Preston School District #201 Endowment Fund—2015
Created by the Preston School District #201 to forever support the programs and K-12 students in Preston School District #201.
Rotary Club of Emmett Foundation Fund—2019
This Fund was created by the Rotary Club of Emmett Foundation to continue their support of youth programs and youth scholarships within Gem County.
Salmon Education Foundation, Inc.—2011
Established to provide long-term support for the Salmon Education Foundation, Inc. and their efforts of funding scholarships and other community and education needs.
Salmon Education Foundation Clyde Phillips Memorial Scholarship—2013
Created for the long term investment opportunities that ICF offers and the safety of the investment to help in funding scholarship opportunities for graduating seniors from Salmon High School and/ or Salmon Alternative School in memory of Clyde Phillips.
Salmon Education Foundation Nep and Mary Ellen Lynch Scholarship—2016
Created to help fund scholarship opportunities for graduating seniors from Salmon High School and/or Salmon Alternative School in memory of Nep and Mary Ellen Lynch.
Salmon Elk’s Lodge #1620 Trust Fund—1999
Provides annual operating support to carry out the Elks charitable mission.
Soda Springs Education Foundation Fund—2013
Created to allow young people in the Soda Springs area an opportunity to pursue higher education.
Sorensen Magnet School of the Arts & Humanities PTO Fund—2023
This Fund was created by the board of the Sorensen Magnet School of the Arts and Humanities Parent-Teacher Organization, Inc to forever support its mission to enhance children’s educational experience; encourage parent involvement; support teachers, staff and administration, and; to enrich the educational environment through volunteer efforts, education, and financial support.
St. Luke's Humphreys Diabetes Center Endowment Fund—2000
Created by this Boise nonprofit organization, this fund helps provide for ongoing operating needs.
St. Luke's McCall Foundation Endowment Fund— 2004
Established to provide annual operating support for McCall Memorial Hospital.
Stanley Sawtooth Meditation Chapel Endowment Fund—1997
Provides a permanent source of funds to maintain this historic building in Stanley.
Steele Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund—2012
Created by the Steele Memorial Foundation to further its mission of working with and through the Steele Memorial Medical Center to improve medical care and medical services, thereby benefiting the communities, residents, and visitors of Lemhi and Custer counties.
Stepping Stones Fund—2014
It is the role and mission of Stepping Stones, Inc. to promote the health, security, happiness and independence of persons with disabling conditions residing in Latah County, Idaho and Whitman County, Washington. This fund was created to support that mission.
Tautphaus Park Zoological Society Fund—2014
Created by the Tautphaus Park Zoological Society, Inc. to assist the City of Idaho Falls help improve the Tautphaus Park Zoo for the region's families and animals.
Terry Reilly Health Services Endowment Fund—2001
Distributions from the fund help support its services, which provide access to quality health care—particularly to those who are uninsured, poor, living in rural areas, non-English-speaking, homeless, or otherwise facing barriers to getting the care they need.
Teton Regional Land Trust Endowment Fund—2015
Created by the Teton Regional Land Trust in Driggs to forever support their mission to preserve important agricultural lands and fish and wildlife habitat in eastern Idaho for the benefit of future generations.
The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho Endowment Fund—2016
Created by The Art Museum of Idaho to forever support its mission of providing visual arts exhibitions and educational outreach programs to southeast Idaho.
The Kids Klub Endowment Fund—2006
Ensures ongoing support for the Kids Klub organization in Grangeville.
The Pankratz Lion Foundation Endowment Fund —2022
This Fund was created by the De and Pam Pankratz Memorial Foundation to provide financial support to Borah High School Athletic teams and honor the commitment to excellence, and support of Borah Athletics, that De and Pam Pankratz provided for over 25 years.
Treasure Valley Family YMCA Art and Linda Albanese Fund—2015
Created by the Treasure Valley Family YMCA and originally funded by estate gifts and memorials to honor Art and Linda Albanese, longtime members, friends, and volunteers for the Y. Distributions are used to further their interests and their love of life through programs that support one or more of the five things that were most important in their life: family, faith, friendship, fun and community.
Treasure Valley Family YMCA Barbara and Vern Emery Fund—2017
Created by the Treasure Valley Family YMCA and its supporters to forever honor Barbara and Vern Emery for their tireless effots and years of service to the organization and Treasure Valley community.
Treasure Valley Family YMCA Cooper Wilcomb Fund—2002
Created in memory of Cooper Wilcomb, who lost his life in an accident at age 12, distributions will assist youth programs which Cooper enjoyed so much at the Treasure Valley Family YMCA.
Treasure Valley Family YMCA Endowment Fund—1993
Established to assure ongoing operating support for the Treasure Valley Family YMCA.
Treasure Valley Family YMCA Horsethief Camp Fund—2017
Created by the Treasure Valley YMCA and Duane and Lori Steuckle to forever support the Horsethief Reservoir YMCA Camp.
Treasure Valley Family YMCA Jim and Linda Everett Access For All Fund—2015
Created by the Treasure Valley Family YMCA and its supporters to forever honor Jim and Linda Everett, for their tireless efforts and years of service to the organization and Treasure Valley community.
Treasure Valley Family YMCA John Borbonus Fund—2012
Created by the Treasure Valley Family YMCA, with the generous support of the Surabian Family, to provide financial support for the landscaping, maintenance and equipment at Y Camp at Horsethief Reservoir. This Fund is named after John Borbonus, who was killed in action while serving his country in Iraq.
United Way of Ada County—Gustav Linning Endowment Fund—1995
Established with an initial gift from the estate of Gustav Linning, distributions from the fund support ongoing operating needs of the Treasure Valley United Way.
United Way of South Central Idaho - Pastoor Trust Fund—2023
This Fund was created by the United Way of South Central Idaho to forever support the general operations of the E Street Community Center.
Wassmuth Center Endowment—2015
Created by the Wassmuth Center to forever support and sustain human rights education in Idaho, by promoting respect for human dignity and diversity through education in Idaho, and by fostering individual responsibility to work for justice and peace.
Weippe Library and Discovery Center Endowment Fund—2013
Created by Friends of the Weippe Library and Discovery Center to develop and maintain library facilities and services which keep pace with user population and changing community needs.
Weiser River Trail Fund—2000
Created by Patricia Pontefract of Boise, this fund supports development of the Weiser River Trail
West Side School District #202 Education Foundation, Inc.—2013
Supports programs of West Side School District #202.
Willard Arts Center and Colonial Theater Fund—2000
The Idaho Falls Arts Council created this fund to provide for ongoing operating needs of this performing arts center.
Wood River Community YMCA - Bonni's Garden Fund—2015
Created by the Wood River Community YMCA to forever support the construction and maintenance of the greenhouse and accompanying garden as well as support the programs involved with “Bonni’s Garden.”
Wood River Community YMCA Endowment—2013
Created by the Wood River Community YMCA to forever support their mission of building strong kids, strong families and strong communities.