Idaho Future Fund - Northern Region

Idaho Community Foundation (ICF)

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Anticipated deadline: Feb 15, 2021

Grant amount: Up to US $20,000

Fields of work: Academic Success & Enrichment Education - K through 12 Education - Preschool / Early Learning

Applicant type: Public Elementary / Secondary School, School District, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Idaho: Benewah County, Bonner County, Boundary County, Clearwater County, Idaho County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in Idaho: Benewah County, Bonner County, Boundary County, Clearwater County, Idaho County Show all

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About this funder:



About the Idaho Future Fund

The Idaho Future Fund was established by an anonymous couple in Blaine County to support educational projects throughout Idaho. Funding decisions are made by the Idaho Community  Foundation’s Board of Directors.  

Most grant awards will range from $10,000 to $20,000, but smaller requests will be considered. It is the intent of the fund creators that grants support most, but not necessarily all, of the funding required to create, sustain or reinvigorate impactful educational programs. 

Funding Focus

The Idaho Future Fund is intended to support gaps in educational programs (preschool through 12th grade) that gravely affect the quality of education students receive in Idaho. Grants will fall in to four categories:

Preschool Access – Grants will support organizations, programs or projects that provide pre-kindergarten education to children. Funds must be used to provide access to the preschool program for children who would not otherwise be able to attend (i.e. scholarships, creation of a new program in an underserved area, sustainability of an existing program that would be cut without grant funding, etc.).

Charter Schools – Grants will support charter schools providing alternative models of education for students in their geographical area. Preference will be given to schools evidencing improved quality of education for students who might not otherwise be able to receive it.

Public Schools and Public School Libraries – Grants will support public schools and libraries in need of funding to support programs that have been cut or postponed due to lack of government funding.

Supplemental Educational Programs – Grants will support organizations, programs or projects that provide students with basic educational opportunities intended to supplement existing public school offerings (e.g. programs to prevent summer learning loss or after school tutoring, etc.).

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


  • For the Idaho Future Fund, the primary applicant must be a charter school, a public school (or its supporting district or education foundation) or a nonprofit organization providing direct preschool or supplemental educational services.
    • ICF will occasionally fund projects initiated by organizations that do not have current federal tax exempt status if the organization secures a qualifying tax exempt fiscal sponsor. Please contact ICF for additional information. 
  • Northern Region Cycle: Open to applicants from Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone counties.