Idaho Future Fund - Southwest Region

Idaho Community Foundation (ICF)


Grant amount: Up to US $20,000

Anticipated deadline: Aug 15, 2019

Applicant type: School District Public Elementary / Secondary School Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Idaho: Ada County, Adams County, Blaine County, Boise County, Camas County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in Idaho: Ada County, Adams County, Blaine County, Boise County, Camas County Expand all

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Overview:

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.

Eligibility:

  • 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. 
  • Southwestern Region Cycle: Open to applicants from Ada, Adams, Blaine, Boise, Camas, Canyon, Cassia, Elmore, Gem, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Owyhee, Payette, Twin Falls, Valley and Washington counties. 


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