In this Issue:
New COVID Legislation
Please join us and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for a New COVID Legislation for Federal Funding Programs Webinar discussing the updated guidelines.
Staying Resilient in Uncertain Times
Join us for a day learning and connection with your prospective regional nonprofit community! For a low registration cost, we are offering 4 trainings, 3 regional networking opportunities, and 1 keynote address from Dwight Edwards!
Financial Leadership Webinar Series
Two CLA facilitators will walk through effective cash flow management and projections in Excel. Focused on small to mid-sized nonprofits, but open to all.
Space is limited and zoom links will be sent to organizations on a first register, first serve basis. To be considered, complete the entirety of the form and ensure attendance from the financial representative of your organization. The financial representative is the only person who will attend the webinar.
This webinar opportunity is brought to you by Clifton Larson Allen(CLA), Idaho Community Foundation (ICF), and the Idaho Nonprofit Center (INC).
Inclusive Idaho for Black History Month
Join Inclusive Idaho + Bree Newsome for our Black History Month Spotlight Event! A conversation and Q + A opportunity examining racial justice, how activism propels us forward, and the role that art and creativity can play in the movement for equality.
INC 2021 Partnership Form
Do you want to work with the Idaho Nonprofit Center this year? Share your expertise with the nonprofit sector? Complete this form to sign up!
Please contact Training and Program Manager Garrett Kalt (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns.
Small Business of the Year
Do you know a Boise Chamber member business or organization that is deserving of recognition? Please nominate them for the Small Business of the Year & Chamber Excellence Awards luncheon.
Member Only Events and Training
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"These values, established over time as history and fact, have been used to create the narrative of white supremacy that underpins professionalism today, playing out in the hiring, firing, and day-to-day management of workplaces around the world." – Standford Social Innovation Review
"The historic dynamic remains firmly in place, in terms of who calls the shots, who holds the purse strings, and who has the power to control the inner workings of an organization that affects black and brown lives, whether staff or clientele." – Nonprofit Quarterly
Boise Small Business Grant UPDATED
The City of Boise has reserved $1.5 million of its reserved COVID Relief Funds to create a grant program providing financial relief to local businesses and organizations affected by the pandemic. Eligible businesses/organizations may be awarded up to a maximum of $15,000 in grant funds.
Eligible organizations will be awarded funds on a first come first-served basis. If you are considering applying, we recommend you do so as soon as possible.
AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program
For decades, AmeriCorps Seniors FGP and SCP programs have engaged older Americans in volunteer service that foster intergenerational relationships and provide companionship to other older adults. With these NOFOs, AmeriCorps Seniors intends to fund successful applicants that increase the impact of volunteers age 55 and older who provide volunteer service in response to local community needs.
The Idaho Botanical Garden 2021 Lunaria Grant Program
Established in 2012 to help cultivate horticulture and related educational projects, the Lunaria Grant supports new and exciting endeavors throughout the state. Funding horticulture-based education projects within Idaho in 2021.
The METER Foundation invites applications for its annual charitable grants
Formed in 2018, the METER Foundation seeks to support non-profit organizations by providing financial assistance and volunteers to fight the effects of poverty, promote education, and improve the quality of life in our local communities. The Foundation is particularly interested in projects that are consistent with our mission that would mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and promote opportunities for historically disadvantaged groups and individuals.
SelectHealth Awards 2021
Each year, SelectHealth grants $3,000 and a marketing package worth over $20,000 to well-deserving organizations to further their missions. These organizations make a healthy difference in our communities.
Classics for Kids Foundation
If your school or non-profit organization believes in the role of fine instruments in your program, and can show evidence of need and commitment to raising matching funds, you are a strong candidate for the Classics for Kids matching grant program. Applications accepted quarterly.
SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus
The U.S Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Restoration & Resilience COVID Recovery Fund
The Restoration & Resilience COVID Recovery Fund will be open for seven (7) months, starting in November. Sponsorships will be awarded on a rolling basis to allow flexibility in the timing of projects and compliance with local regulations related to the pandemic. NEEF will review applications on a bimonthly basis and select up to 15 projects for sponsorship.
FEMA Application for Nonprofits
All 50 states, the District of Columbia, five territories, and numerous tribes are working directly with FEMA under President Trump’s March 13, 2020, nationwide emergency declaration for COVID-19. Under this emergency declaration, and subsequent major disaster declarations, certain private non-profit (PNP) organizations are eligible to apply for funding through FEMA’s Public Assistance program. This fact sheet provides guidance for determining the eligibility of PNP applicants and work performed in accordance with the COVID-19 emergency and major disaster declarations.
Homeless Veteran Assistance
The VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program provides funding for eligible entities to provide transitional housing beds or service centers for veterans who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless.
Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Offers Support for Community Organizations Responding to COVID-19
Community organizations are facing unprecedented challenges and demand for vital services. Through Rocky Mountain Power’s charitable arm, the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation has committed $311,500 for immediate support to critical community-serving organizations in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho.
USDA Rural Development
USDA Rural Development provides grants for water and waste disposal facilities and services on federally recognized tribal lands, colonias, and rural areas that face significant health risks due to a lack of access to adequate, affordable water or waste disposal. Funds may be used for construction of basic drinking water and waste disposal systems, including storm drainage. Utility districts may also be able to provide grants to individual households to install indoor plumbing and connect to the system.
National Endowment for the Arts Big Read
The NEA Big Read is a community engagement opportunity through which grants of up to $20,000 are awarded in support of community-wide reading programs (virtual and/or in-person) that take place between September 2021 and June 2022
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