In this Issue:
Idaho Nonprofit Center Celebrating 20 Years!
It’s our 20th anniversary and we would love your help celebrating! Our anniversary is officially May 23rd, however, we will be celebrating year-round. As a supporter of the Center, we invite you to join one of two committees leading this important milestone: Fund Development and Event Planning.
The goal of this celebration is to:
“The highlight of the past year has been seeing how despite a hard market and a global pandemic, NIA has continued to ensure that nonprofits have their own insurance carrier that operates so members can continue their important services.” - Julie Bernhard, Nonprofits Insurance Alliance (NIA)
United Way of North Idaho - VISTA Leader
United Way of North Idaho (UWNI) is applying for a third round of its three-year AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Project and is accepting proposals from nonprofit agencies interested in being a 2021-2023 Project Site. Preference will be given to organizations who serve impoverished, rural, or otherwise at-risk youth.
Upcoming INC Events & Training
Cost Savings for Nonprofits!
Check out the coupons and discounts Idaho nonprofit Center business affiliates are offering to INC members.
How to Hold a Golf Fundraiser in 2021
With the right modifications, golf tournaments can be a safe way to fundraise, engage with sponsors and supporters, raise awareness, and bring new donors to your cause. But planning a golf event in the age of social distancing requires some forethought and unique considerations. Find out where to start, what to consider, and how to hold a safe and successful golf fundraiser.
Light'em Up: Boosting Your Board's Engagement
When: April 21st, 3-4pm MT
This offering is part of our Executive Director Network -- a member only program.
Guest speaker Kathy Wojcik believes that your organization’s strongest differentiator is your people.
Her company, Bluheron Coaching & Consulting, LLC, improves organizational effectiveness by focusing on people, process and performance. Kathy works with nonprofits in education, healthcare, the arts, land conservation and social advocacy. As a certified leadership coach, organizational consultant, speaker and published author, Kathy partners with her clients to build customized sustainable solutions.
Bluheron Coaching and Consulting helps organizations grow to greatness! After working with Kathy, her clients report shifting from overwhelm to control, from uncomfortable to confident, and from chaos to calm.
Fundraising Options Available
Boise restaurants and nonprofits can support each other in the coming weeks through takeout fundraisers. This is a great opportunity to benefit your group where 15 - 20% of sales from what your supporters spend will be donated back to your organization.
#LEARNGRANTS Online Summit
When: Friday, March 12 from 10 am. - 2 pm. MST
This free 4-hour event is designed for you to come and go as your schedule allows. Each of the 8 presenters will give their 25-minute presentation on a set schedule so you can log in for the sessions you choose.
When: Thursday, March 25 at 10 am. MST
Is your nonprofit facing increased demand on your services, while struggling to raise funds? Wondering how to replace the revenue from your annual in-person fundraising event? Expert presenter shares a wide range of practical tips and tools designed to help you navigate these troubled times and secure the support needed to fuel your mission and build resilience.
“Often progress is blocked by systems that have escaped inquiry… ‘Inclusive leadership comes from a commitment to nurturing leadership skills and competency in diverse populations.’” Nonprofit Quarterly
“Communicate to everyone what your company values — and then make sure your systems bear it out. If your company encourages activities like mentoring and serving on the diversity committee, make sure those things count when the time comes for promotions and raises.” Harvard Business Review
“Today, safe no longer means safety from legal trouble and/or state violence, but also psychological and emotional security. While a safe space may try to foster comfort, a brave space encourages mutual learning and accountability.” City Bureau
The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation
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.
GRANT CYCLE FOR 2021 will open MARCH 1, 2021
Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation
The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life in the communities the Bank serves in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. The Foundation provides Community Grants to eligible nonprofit organizations in the following areas: Economically Empowered Individuals, Vibrant Business Ecosystems, and Thriving Communities. Grants range from $3,000 to $10,000. The 2021 application deadlines are March 5, June 4, and September 3.
Idaho Gem Grant
Idaho Commerce is accepting applications for the Idaho Gem Grant program. To apply you must be a city with a population under 10,000, a county or federally recognized tribe headquartered in the State of Idaho. The grant will fund a variety of infrastructure and other capital projects.
Community Garden Grant Program
Natures Path, through its Gardens for Good Program, will award grants of $5,000 to support nonprofit, organically grown community garden projects that help advance change in their local community. 21 garden projects will receive a grant.
Deadline: March 24, 2021
Librarian Grant Program
The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) is now accepting applications to its grant aimed at providing training and professional development to library and archive professionals.
Adaptive Sports Equipment Grant
The Kelly Brush Foundation Active Fund awards grants for the purchase of sports or recreation equipment specifically designed to allow people with disabilities to be active. The foundation gives preference to equipment that provides some fitness benefit; however, it will consider applications for equipment that assists with an active lifestyle. While the foundation does not have a minimum or maximum award amount, grants rarely exceed $5,000 and the average grant is generally around $3,500.
School Garden Grant Program
The Whole Foods foundation has opened applications for its Garden Grant Program. Schools and non-profit organizations will be awarded grants of $3,000 to turn outdoor spaces into gardens. The program supports both new and existing educational gardens.
Low or No Emission Program Grant
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is now accepting applications for its Low or No Emission Program Grant. The program will award a total of $180 million in competitive grants in FY 2021. Funds will be awarded for the purchase of low or no-emission vehicles that use advanced technologies for transit revenue operations, including related equipment and facilities.
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program will provide eligible organizations who've had a reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic an opportunity to apply for up to a $10 million grant.
Classics for Kids Foundation
The Classics for Kids Foundation has opened applications for its matching grant program. Through the program, grants will be awarded to schools or nonprofit organizations to support the incorporation of string instruments into music education programs. All instruments in the string family are supported (including guitars and ukuleles). Programs must serve children from kindergarten through grade 12.
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
Kallman Digital Showcase
Idaho Commerce, in partnership with Kallman Worldwide, is providing a new virtual opportunity for small businesses in Idaho to exhibit globally with the Kallman USA Digital Showcase. Idaho Commerce will fund a year-long subscription for a limited number of eligible small companies in the value of $2,500 each.
Youth-led Community Service Grant
The Karma for Cara Foundation has opened applications for its micro-grant program. Through the program, micro-grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to students 18 years of age and under, in support of projects that benefit their communities.
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