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


NEW: ONLINE GRANT REPORTS


All grant recipients must submit a final grant report form by May 1 through the online Submittable portal.   If you have a grant prior to 2018 that you need to file a report for, please email lmcf_idaho@msn.com for a form.  For 2019 grants  and after, all reports must be submitted online.  Log on to your Submittable account and within your application from 2019 you will see an "additional form" that is labeled "Grant Report Form 2019".  Please fill out that form.  It will send us an automatic notification when you submit it.  ORGANIZATIONS THAT DO NOT COMPLETE A REPORT FORM WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR FUTURE FUNDING UNTIL A REPORT IS SUBMITTED.  REPORTS BY EMAIL OR REGULAR MAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  

Prior grants awarded are available by viewing the Foundation's 990-PF on www.guidestar.org.

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 www.guidestar.org. 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.  


GRANT CYCLE FOR 2020 will open MARCH 1, 2020


The Foundation has only one grantmaking cycle per year.  ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED THROUGH THE ONLINE PORTAL.     Each applicant must set up an account through Submittable (see link below) and will be able to fill out and save the application online.  The application will OPEN MARCH 1, 2020 and close on the MAY 1, 2020 DEADLINE. 


No applications will be accepted by mail or email.  Please click on this link to access application platform: