Each year the Foundation accepts applications from throughout the State, allowing organizations of all types to express their need.  Each year those needs change, but we are consistently impressed with the good work these organizations are doing in Idaho.  There are so many volunteers and community leaders throughout Idaho who make each community more successful.  From after school programs and field trip bussing to providing breakthrough technologies to improve rural medicine, the Foundation has been able to aid communities throughout the State.  

The Foundation accepts inquiries from any qualified tax-exempt Idaho nonprofit organization.  Particular grantmaking priorities include rural healthcare, educational programs for children, and programs in underserved communities and for underserved populations.  Prior grants made can be seen on our IRS filings at The Foundation does not limit giving to a certain type of program or need (i.e.: programs, equipment, bricks and mortar, salaries and benefits), however administrative costs are not preferred.  We are interested in organizations run in a cost-effective manner and serving large numbers of people who are truly in need.  

Very few foundations offer such an open and simple process, but we believe that the members of each community know better what they need than we do.  One of the hardest things each year is having to tell applicants that we just could not fund their project.  


The Foundation has only one grantmaking cycle per year.  APPLICATION OPENS MARCH 1 and DEADLINE IS MAY 1.  Each applicant must set up an account through Submittable (see link below) and will be able to fill out and save the application online.  Please note, no technical or other assistance will be available after April 19. We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible. The application will be available after March 1 by clicking on the button below:

Grants will be  announced and disbursed by the end of our fiscal year, August 31.

All grant recipients must submit a final grant report form by March 15. Failure to send a report makes an organization ineligible for funding until all delinquent reports are submitted.  For grants prior to 2018, report forms are available below.  For 2019 grants, reports will also be submitted online.  

Prior grants awarded are available by viewing the Foundation's 990-PF on