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We have prepared a Grant Application Planning Sheet to assist you and provide guidance as to the process and contents of the application.  


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

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 2021 will open MARCH 1, 2021


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, 2021 and close on the MAY 1, 2021 DEADLINE. 


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


NEW: ONLINE GRANT REPORTS


A hardcopy grant report form was sent with the grant checks in error. 

DO NOT USE THE HARD COPY REPORT FORM.

We regret this error. 


All grant recipients must submit a final grant report form by April 30 through the online Submittable portal.  We sent an email with a link to this year's report in early February 2021.  You can access the report without that link simply by logging into your Submittable account and then going into your 2020 application.  Embedded in the application at the top of the screen are two reports.  If you have expended all grant funds awarded, submit the FINAL Grant Report by April 30, 2021.  If you have not expended all the funds yet, please complete the INTERIM Grant Report by April 30, 2021 and then you will go back and complete the FINAL Grant Report once your project is complete. 


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 that year, you will see an "additional form". 2019 grants fill out one of the "Grant Report Form" additional forms (any of the three will work).  For 2020 grants, fill out the "2020 Final Report Form" if you have expended all the funds and the "2020 Interim Report Form" if you have not finished the project. Submittable 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.