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Government Offices:

State of Idaho home page

Senator Mike Crapo – (202) 224-6142 Washington, D.C.

Senator James Risch – (202)  224-2752 Washington, D.C.

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden – (208) 334-2400 Boise, ID

Service on an Idaho Nonprofit Board of Directors

The Idaho Commission on the Arts – Has funding opportunities for individuals, educators, schools, units of government, and nonprofit organizations conducting arts programs for the public.

Other Resources:

Idaho Community Foundation

Philanthropy Northwest – promote and facilitate philanthropic and cross-sector collaboration to build resilient, equitable and inclusive communities in the Pacific Northwest.

Idaho Nonprofit Center – Based in Boise, INC represents the interests of the state’s 6,000+ registered charitable nonprofit organizations and serves as a broker of information and a bridge between the nonprofit, for-profit and government sectors. INC is an association of forward-looking nonprofit leaders who come together to share knowledge, solve problems, pursue common interests, and serve the public good. Their website lists several funding sources at the national and regional level that make grants within Idaho.

Association of Fundraising Professionals – Idaho Chapter – A statewide, membership-based, nonprofit organization that encourages a culture of philanthropy in Idaho by providing fundraising professional education opportunities and networking in a supportive environment.

Fractured Atlas – Idaho – Helps artists and arts organizations function more effectively as businesses by providing access to funding, healthcare, education, and more, all in a context that honors their individuality and independent spirit.

The Portneuf Health Trust – Based in Pocatello, the Trust was created to strengthen and improve access to quality medical services, along with the delivery of wellness and prevention programs in Southeastern Idaho through its grantmaking activities. Cities supported include American Falls, Blackfoot, Downey, Fort Hall, Grace, Lava Hot Springs, Malad, Montpelier, Preston, and Soda Springs. Counties include Bannock, Caribou, Franklin and Oneida.

United Ways:

United Way of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County – Fighting for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Bonneville, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, and Teton Counties by providing funding, partnerships and other types of support.

United Way of Treasure Valley – Based in Boise and sharing the national agenda of health, education and financial stability, UWTV awards grants to support specific programs at local nonprofits in the cities of Meridian, Boise, Eagle, Garden City, Kuna, Meridian and Star.

United Way of Southeastern Idaho – Based in Pocatello, UWSI helps to strengthen the community in a number of ways, including investing locally-donated dollars in local special initiatives that affect positive change in the seven southeastern-most counties of Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Power and the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.

United Way of South Central Idaho – Based in Twin Falls, UWSCI works to help all of its community members have a better life, including a quality education, financial stability, and good health. They convene the people and organizations necessary to create solutions to challenging problems, and provide funding for vital projects and programs. Counties served include Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, and Twin Falls.

United Way of North Idaho – From its offices in Coeur d’Alene, UNWI joins other United Way chapters in addressing community needs in terms of health, education and financial stability. To better support local nonprofit agencies and volunteers working in these areas, UNWI has partnered with the Coeur d’Alene Public Library to offer a Nonprofit Resource Center. Experts provide guidance and training in nonprofit management, capacity building, and sustainability. Counties served include Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, and Shoshone.

Twin Counties United Way – Based in Lewiston on Idaho’s western border with Washington state, TCUW’s mission is to identify community needs, unite people and provide funds for education, financial and health projects that improve lives in the Nez Perce and Asotin counties.

University of Idaho Student Volunteer Center – Located on the Moscow-based campus of the University, the Center promotes emotional and social awareness growth of its students by coordinating their volunteer service at local nonprofit organizations.

YWCA of Lewiston and Clarkston – The YWCA of Lewiston and Clarkston is dedicated to empowering women, eliminating racism, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. It is committed to building a strong community by actively promoting the value of diversity and the right to a life free from violence, poverty, and oppression. YWCA focuses its mission-driven work on racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement, and  health and safety to improve the lives of girls and women.

Top Foundations:

FOUNDATION NAME TOTAL ANNUAL GIVING 
The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation$28,346,750 
Micron Technology Foundation, Inc.$10,085,011 
Idaho Community Foundation$5,311,138 
Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, Inc.$4,102,985 
Harry W. Morrison Foundation, Inc.$2,066,150 
Harold E. and Phyllis S. Thomas Foundation$1,496,281 
The John F. Nagel Foundation$1,218,100 
The Gibney Family Foundation$922,400 
CHC Foundation, Inc.$398,275 
The Claude and Ethel Whittenberger Foundation$276,000 
Morrison Knudsen Foundation$264,633 
Camille Beckman Foundation, Inc.$243,504 
Portneuf Health Trust, Inc.$161,389 
Timberline Foundation$56,608 
Southwest Idaho Legacy Organization$32,000