Nonprofit Leaders of Color
“The leaders are resourceful and proud of their accomplishments. They shared the strategies they use — not just to overcome barriers but to thrive. Many are cautiously optimistic that philanthropy’s widespread focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion could lead to real change in nonprofits and foundations.” - Chronicle of Philanthropy
Thank you to everyone that completed the fourth Annual Needs Assessment survey this year! We are analyzing your feedback and will announce the results in the coming months.
Winners have been contacted and directions on how to claim their prizes have been included.
Idaho Nonprofits are the Best!
They recognize that communities most impacted by social and policy issues are uniquely positioned to lead the design of solutions to these challenges. However, not all community organizations and movement leaders have access to the regional, culturally proficient training they need to maximize their impact.
With this information, CZI will identify skilled local trainers and capacity builders who can help organizations build their capacity to continue serving their communities. The results will help to inform CZI’s future programmatic strategies, support, and funding priorities in this space.
Previous winners/honorees cannot be honored within three (3) years of their most recent Philanthropy Day recognition. Learn more about the selection process here.
Celebrations will be held in November 2019
First-time Homelessness in Boise
"Normally, you would see a loosening in our population this time of year because it's so warm, but we have a newer population of people who are losing their houses due to rental increases," said Jodi Peterson, Executive Director, Interfaith Sanctuary.. "They're not chronically homeless. They've never been homeless."
Statewide - Request a Training & Webinar Library
Is there a topic your organization is eager to learn about? We want to help make that happen!
Check out what we’ve already offered, and if you don’t see what you are looking for, request a new training.
As a statewide organization, the Idaho Nonprofit Center tries to ensure that we fulfill your training needs within our budget.
The United States-Japan Foundation (USJF) supports projects involving pre-college teachers in the US and Japan in mutual study and learning on topics related to the US-Japan relationship, including in-depth study of the culture, society and history of both countries. Through its pre-college education program, USJF supports programs that take advantage of new technology to bring Japanese and American teachers and students together; build human networks among teachers on both sides of the Pacific with a mutual interest in teaching and learning about Japan, the US and US-Japan relations, particularly in the fields of social studies and Japanese-language instruction; and invest in programs in regions in both countries that have been underserved in terms of exposure to and resources for learning about the other country.
LOI Deadline: July 15, 2019
K-12 Environmental Projects
The Captain Planet Foundation is accepting applications from schools and nonprofit organizations for its Ecotech Grant program, an initiative to support projects that motivate children through the science, technology, engineering, and math fields while challenging them to reimagine the way their world can be. Twenty $2,500 grants will be awarded to schools or nonprofit organizations for projects that use innovation, nature-based design or technology to address environmental problems in their communities. Ideal projects integrate environmental education with opportunities for children to solve real-world problems by using science practices and technology to help care for the environment. Projects may replicate successful models or create new and innovative approaches. Priority will be given to student-directed projects that provide materials that will make the project easy to replicate, including lesson plans, protocols, videos, adaptations and examples of student work.
Deadline: July 15, 2019
Idaho Food Bank Fund Accepting Grant Applications
The Idaho Food Bank Fund announced the opening of their 2019 grant application process to qualified Idaho 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide nutrition awareness, promote healthy eating, or relieve hunger. This year the funds are specifically allocated to operate programs, purchase food, promote or provide nutrition education, expand capacity (new freezers, shelving, transportation, etc.), and/or promote access to and benefit from all of the aforementioned activities and resources for underserved and marginalized populations. General guidelines and application forms are available at idahofoodbankfund.org.
Deadline: July 31, 2019
FM Global Fire Prevention Grant
FM Global is accepting applications for its Fire Prevention Grant Program. Grants will be awarded to fire departments and brigades, as well as national, state, regional, local and community organizations working to support a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness and control efforts, including pre-fire planning, fire prevention education/training and arson prevention/fire investigation.
Deadlines: July 31, or Nov. 30, 2019
2020 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards
The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation announces an exciting grant opportunity serving small to mid-sized towns and cities across the country. Up to 15 grantees will be awarded $25K each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series—an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse line up of high caliber entertainment for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy. Online public voting determines the Top 25 finalists. Grant applications open on July 10 and are due by September 20, 2019.
Deadline: Sept. 20, 2019
Sawtooth Society Grant
Fees collected from the sale of Idaho’s “Goat Plate” by the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) are available to fund recreation-related projects in the 756,000-acre Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA). Nonprofit groups and governmental agencies operating in the SNRA are eligible for grants administered by the Sawtooth Society.
Deadline: Sept. 30 and Dec. 31
Ben & Jerry's Foundation
The Ben & Jerry's Foundation supports organizations that work to bring about progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems. To that end, one-year grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to nonprofit, grassroots community-organizing groups in the United States working to advance social and environmental justice and create sustainable and just food systems. Grants can be used to support both program and operational costs.
Deadline: Oct. 16, 2019
Hardware Grants Program
Is your nonprofit in need of technology to help meet your mission? Free Geek’s Hardware Grants program connects qualifying nonprofits with free and low-cost refurbished technology. They serve over 150 different organizations every year.
Free Geek makes in-kind grants of refurbished electronic equipment. The computer hardware that they grant is used and comes to them via donations made by individuals and organizations in the community. It is then tested and built by staff and volunteers.
They primarily grant complete PC computers which come installed with Linux Mint as an operating system. These systems are excellent for typical office tasks, such as word processing and browsing the web.
Approved grant recipients are eligible for a 20% discount in The Free Geek Store.
Rocky Mountain Power Blue Sky Program Awards
Rocky Mountain Power’s community-serving customers in eastern Idaho are eligible to apply for funds to build renewable energy projects. Blue Sky community project funding comes from customers participating in the Blue Sky program and is available to help cover the capital costs of installing new renewable energy systems for non-residential, community-serving sites within the Rocky Mountain Power service area (Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming).
Volunteers Needed in Boise Area?
BB Involved stems from Boise Brewing’s original idea of “Community Supported Beer” or CSB. There will be a handle in the taproom designated for CSB batches where $1 of every pint sold will be donated to charity.
Volunteer Coordinators will work with one selected charitable organization per month to plan a volunteer event. The purpose of BB Involved is to support a nonprofit organization and give back to the community. BB Involved is a way to connect and give back without stressing brewery operations. It provides an opportunity for nonprofits to showcase their organization and receive extra help from volunteers.
Branched Roots Marketing Donation
Branched Roots is a marketing agency which creates a unique strategy for your business through an intense research discovery phase and subsequent marketing plan, guaranteeing business growth and ROI.
One nonprofit organization will be selected at random every two months. If a nonprofit is not selected after their submission is received, we ask that they re-submit an application to be considered for the next round. Services donated:
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