The survey should take no more than ten minutes. This is your opportunity to tell us what YOU want and need to grow your capacity and create sustainability in your organization.
Better Asks for Donations and Volunteers
"Remember, asking is not about taking. It’s about giving people the power to make a difference." - Nonprofit Marketing Guide
Learn more about marketing for nonprofits in September at conference
Idaho Gives Funding in Action
Last week, the Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston received a Blessing Bike to create smiles and make memories for the residents. Funds needed to build the front passenger bike were provided by the home and the Blessing Bike’s Idaho Gives campaign.
Deadline Extended for North Idaho Leadership Summit
July 10 is the new deadline to apply for the Nonprofit Leadership Summit in the Moscow area.
If the price is making you pause, we have many scholarships to award. Also, there is a high chance you can receive additional grant funds from Idaho Community Foundation after you complete the program (usually between $1,000 and $1,500).
Previously held in the Treasure Valley and the Wood River Valley areas. See what past participants have said about their experiences.
Treasure Valley - Lunch and Learn
Harris CPAs has a great learning opportunity this fall and winter. Save the dates for these three nonprofit-centric tax and accounting training!
Statewide - Request a Training
Is there a topic your organization is eager to learn about? We want to help make that happen! Please complete this form to let us know more.
As a statewide organization, the Idaho Nonprofit Center tries to ensure that we fulfill your training needs within our budget. Let us know your ideas!
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.
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
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
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
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
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:
It's interesting to know that there will be reduced costs and offset any other costs as well because of nonprofit discounts. I can imagine how helpful that would be for a child-based nonprofit organization so that they can use their funds well. They can even help more kids if they can use discounts when paying for hotels, tickets, gas, and other fees they have to cover.
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