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 20 grant programs. These are individual competitive programs with their own eligibility, review processes and award amounts.

Chobani Community Impact Fund

The Chobani Community Impact Fund seeks to provide grants that promote entrepreneurship and economic opportunity to the Magic Valley community. Letter of Intent deadline is June 15th.

Letter of Intent guidelines

Chobani established a Community Impact Fund at the Idaho Community Foundation in 2018 with a goal of strengthening the region where Chobani employees live and work in the Magic Valley.

In 2019, they awarded $200,000 in grants to organizations, schools and municipalities that are passionate about making a difference in their communities.

Chobani will fund big ideas from local community organizations, expanding economic opportunity and promoting entrepreneurship in Twin Falls, Gooding, Lincoln, Jerome, Minidoka and Cassia counties. Organizations can apply for up to $30,000 for one-year grants and $60,000 for multi-year grants.

Examples of projects that might be of interest to Chobani include those that:

  • Teach young entrepreneurs
  • Empower small business owners
  • Provide job training for growth occupations
  • Create school-to-work training pathways for students

New initiatives will be strongly considered. Innovation and collaboration are encouraged and will be looked upon favorably. Click here for the Letter of Intent Guidelines.

For more information, contact Lisa Bearg at Lisa@idahocf.org.

Forever Idaho Regional Grant Program

The Forever Idaho Regional Grant Program 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. This program distributes grants of up to $5,000 in all 44 counties for a wide variety of projects and programs through three regional cycles.

Thank you for your interest in applying for our Forever Idaho Regional grant cycles. We are in the process of making revisions to our application forms. We will send out information with additional details soon. The applications will be open to accept submissions on November 1, 2020. Please contact grants@idahocf.org with questions. 

North – Deadline February 15 Click here to apply
East – Deadline June 15 Click here to apply
Southwest & 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

Idaho Future Fund: Deadline June 15 (East). Provides grants 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 East click here.

Ifft Foundation Fund: Cycle is currently closed, applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2021. 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. Click to see guidelines or to apply. Deadline is May 1st.

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 - $15,000. 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.

Idaho Future Fund: Deadline February 15 (North). Provides grants 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.

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.

North Idaho Action Fund: Grants up to $30,000 are awarded to organizations and projects working to improve access to and the quality of behavioral health programs that benefit residents of Bonner and Boundary counties. Click here for the guidelines.

Southwest

Idaho Future Fund: Deadline August 15 (Southwest). Provides grants 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 Southwest click here.

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.

Statewide

Cancer Connection Idaho Fund: Deadlines two times per year: May 1 and November 1. The mission of The Cancer Connection Idaho is to empower people touched by cancer to find support, resources, education and a sense of community. Grants fund diverse projects to support this mission, including a writing contest for teens who had cancer or a loved one with cancer, wellness programs such as gentle yoga and movement classes, mind-body skills, nutrition and expressive arts, healing retreats for the whole family and community education events. Click here to apply.

Idaho Future Fund: Deadline February 15 (North); June 15 (East); August 15 (Southwest). Provides grants 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 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.