Equinox Foundation Grant

Inland Northwest Community Foundation


Grant amount: US $2,000 - US $30,000

Anticipated deadline: Apr 10, 2019 5:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project, Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Idaho: Bonner County, Boundary County

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

The Equinox Foundation is partnering with Inland Northwest Community Foundation (INWCF) to provide a grant program for the benefit of the communities in Bonner and Boundary Counties of North Idaho. This family foundation was founded on the values of wisdom, integrity and environmental stewardship. 

This program will consider applications from nonprofit organizations addressing a variety of program areas, including:

  • Human Services
  • Education
  • Arts & Culture
  • Environment
  • Community Improvement, and
  • Economic Development.

Grants may be used for:

  • seed (start-up) funding for new organizations and programs, including:
  • new, innovative projects and approaches;
  • program expansion support;
  • capital and/or equipment necessary to implement eligible programs;
  • providing free or lower-cost access to programs for eligible populations that may otherwise not be able to participate;
  • trails/open spaces; and
  • general operating support.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • The Equinox Foundation Grant Program will consider applications from organizations that:
    • Are tax-exempt public charities under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; a unit of local government described in Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code; or a federally recognized Tribe.
      • Organizations that do not meet these criteria, but are providing a charitable program, may be eligible.
    • Provide a clear charitable purpose;
    • Provide service in either Bonner or Boundary Counties, Idaho.
    • Are organized and operated so that there is no discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability.
    • Do not have any delinquent reports for previous grants awarded through the Equinox Foundation Grant Program or other INWCF grant programs.Grant amounts are provided for a one-year period.
  • Collaborations among organizations are encouraged.

Ineligibility:

  • The Equinox Foundation Grant Program generally does not provide support for:
    • Individuals 
    • Endowments
    • Debt retirement
    • Underwriting fundraising events
    • Conferences, workshops or symposia for staff
    • Programs addressing specific diseases and health conditions
    • Direct lobbying expenses; although advocacy efforts within what is allowed by the Internal Revenue Service for public charities will be considered.


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