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February 2020
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Don’t forget to renew your ICF membership!

We are so appreciative of the more than 600 people from Idaho and elsewhere who support us through our annual membership program!

You can renew your membership or purchase a new membership for yourself, family or friends by clicking here. Scroll down to see who has already renewed their membership.

ICF memberships ensure that people from throughout the state have a voice in our governance and grantmaking. They also help support our community outreach efforts, including grant trainings and Community Conversations.

With help from our members, ICF provides grants and community improvement awards that touch all 44 Idaho counties. ICF also awards scholarships to Idaho students so they can continue their education.

Over our 30+ years, ICF has distributed more than $120 million in grants to communities of all sizes throughout Idaho!

Annual support from our members helps us support food pantries, arts programs, education and much more. Your membership enriches thousands of people’s lives through ICF grants and scholarships. We can’t do our work without you.
January News Wrap-Up

Forever Idaho
Our Forever Idaho Funds touched every region of the state in 2019 and provided more than $980,000 to 275+ nonprofits, schools and community organizations. Watch the 2-minute video to see the impact these funds have!

Recent partnerships reinforce Community Conversation outcomes
Two ICF partnerships have recently concluded and their findings help reinforce the Idaho Community Foundation Areas of Impact – mental health, family homelessness, educational opportunities and access to services. These four statewide issues provide ICF an opportunity to increase its grantmaking and awareness efforts. Click here to read more.

 
Upcoming Deadlines
Upcoming Deadlines New & Renewing Members

Idaho Future Fund – North Idaho
The Idaho Future Fund is accepting applications from north Idaho organizations for preschool scholarships, charter schools, public schools and public school libraries and supplemental educational programs. The grant cycle is open for the following counties: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, and Shoshone. Nearly $100,000 will be distributed in north Idaho.

For more information, including eligibility and application, click here. Deadline for submission is February 15.

Forever Idaho North Grant Cycle
ICF’s Northern Region Grant Cycle – now called Forever Idaho North Grant Cycle – which provides grants of up to $5,000, is now accepting applications from organizations that serve the following counties: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone.

For more information, including eligibility and application, click here. Deadline for submission is February 15.

ICF Scholarship Opportunities
We have more than 70 scholarship opportunities for students seeking assistance with the cost of higher education.

The application and information about ICF scholarships can be found here. For more information, email Sarah Wissenbach or call (208) 342-3535 ext. 19. Application deadlines vary, but most are due by March 15.

Ifft Foundation Fund
The Ifft Foundation Fund in ICF is seeking grant requests for projects that will provide landscaping, beautification and public recreation in southeast Idaho. Grant requests will only be considered from the following counties: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power.

For information about eligibility, or to apply, click here. Deadline for submission is March 15.

Bonner County Endowment for Human Rights
The Bonner County Human Rights Task Force Fund in ICF is seeking grant requests from organizations whose activities reflect commitment to the ideal that everyone is equal under state and federal laws and the Constitution, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

Grant requests up to $8,000 will be considered. Grant requests will only be considered from Bonner County. For more information or to apply, click here. Deadline to apply is April 30.

Bonner County Fund for Arts Enhancement
The Bonner County Fund for Arts Enhancement in ICF is seeking grant requests for projects that demonstrate how the arts encourage creative and critical thinking, stimulate economic vitality and enhance the quality of life in a community.

Grant requests up to $10,000 will be considered. Grant requests will only be considered from Bonner County. For more information, including eligibility and application, click here. Deadline to apply is April 30.

 

Benefactor ($1,000 and above)
Karen Bilowith, Boise  
Thomas and Teresa Killingsworth, Boise
Phillip and Anita Murelaga, Boise
                       
Patron ($500-$999)
Kris and Devon Kamann, Boise          
Tina and Joe Murphy, Pocatello
Judy and Rey Ramos, Meridian
Mitch and Linda Watkins, Twin Falls

Sponsor ($250-$499)             
Jennifer and Chris Kronberg, Boise
Alan and Wendy Pesky, Ketchum
Danielle Quade and Clay Storey, Coeur d’Alene

Sustainer ($100-$249)
James and Nora Carpenter, Boise
Richard and Jill Jurvelin, Coeur d’Alene
Kenneth and Ellie Ryan, Pocatello
Alan and Sherry Van Orden, Pocatello

Supporter ($50-$99)
Steve and Donna Guerber, Eagle        
Megan and Juan Perez, Kuna
Kristi Scott, St. Maries

 
Honors & Memorials
Honors & Memorials New Legacy Society

The following gifts were received January 1, 2020 through January 31, 2020:

In Memory of Richard Baker
Alice Hennessey

In Memory of Judy Bourassa
Community Assistance League of Sandpoint

In Memory of Kathleen Flaherty
Community Assistance League of Sandpoint

In Memory of Leora Hansen
Kathryn Matsuura

In Memory of Dennis Knowlton
Freda Cenarrusa

In Memory of Adelaide McLeod
Mark and Holly Motes

In Memory of Jeanette Miller
Alice Hennessey
Irv and Trudy Littman

In Memory of James Walton
Steve and Donna Guerber
Jerald and Carolyn Panko

In Memory of Bruce Yergenson
Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership

In Honor of Alice Hennessey
Blaine and Dixie Lenon

 

We sincerely thank Larry and Shirley Chetwood of Boise and Brenda and Terry Sanford of Heyburn for joining our Legacy Society. Members of the Legacy Society are generous donors who will continue to support Idaho communities after they’ve passed. We sincerely thank all our Legacy Society members for enriching the quality of life throughout Idaho.

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