The IdahoThe Idaho Nonprofit Center invites you to complete our Call for Speakers form. We are looking for facilitators to present breakout sessions (75 minutes long) for our 2019 Annual Nonprofit Conference on September 4, 5, and 6. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
By participating you will have the opportunity to:
Previously held in the Treasure Valley and the Wood River Valley areas. See what past participants have said about their experiences.
Presented by the Idaho Nonprofit Center and the Idaho Community Foundation and sponsored by the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and Kissler Family Foundation.
This three-part workshop series provides you with an opportunity to develop your organization’s social media presence through intentional creation of content and planning.
Nonprofits are Valuable to the U.S. Economy
”Nonprofits’ main goal is helping people in need, but the sector itself has grown to the point that it’s also providing a valuable service to the U.S. economy. Overall, the nonprofit sector provides roughly 10% of all private jobs in the U.S., employing more than 12 million people.” - Fast Company
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The Jim Henson Foundation awards grants each year for the creation and development of innovative works of puppet theater. Production grants of $7,000 are awarded for the production of new works ready to be presented in 2019. Family Grants of $4,000 are meant to fund the development of new and innovative work specifically for children, families, and teenagers. Grants are made only for the development of new works of live puppet theater. The foundation does not award funds for the presentation or remounting of existing work.
LOI Deadline: Mar. 11, 2019
Idaho Gem Grants
Idaho Commerce is accepting applications for the Idaho Gem Grant program. Idaho Gem Grants are available to cities, counties and tribes for public infrastructure, elimination of slum and blight, and the development of publicly owned assets leading to future economic development. Funds may not be used for the construction, rehabilitation or operation of active churches, schools, general government facilities, jails, or state and federal facilities. The next application deadline is March 18, 2019. The maximum amount available is $50,000 and there is a 20% match. Questions may be directed to Jerry Miller or by calling 208-287-0780.
Deadline: Mar. 18, 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: Mar. 31, Jul. 31, or Nov. 30, 2019
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
The USArtists International program supports performances by American artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Through the program, grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo performers invited to perform at international festivals and/or for performance engagements anywhere in the world (outside the US), that represent an extraordinary career opportunity. Applicants must be a professional dance, music, or theater ensemble or solo artist (including practitioners of folk and traditional forms) or be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
Deadline: Apr. 2, 2019
NEA’s Challenge America
The National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations – those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development. All projects must extend the reach of the arts to populations that have limited access to the arts due to geography, ethnicity, economics or disability.
Deadline: Apr. 11, 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.
Deadlines: Apr. 15, 2019 OR Oct. 16, 2019
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds across North America. The Barron Prize honors outstanding young leaders from ages 8 to 18 who have had a significant positive impact on people, their communities and the environment. Each year, up to 20 winners each receive $10,000 to support their service work or higher education. The Barron Prize welcomes applications from public-spirited young people who are between the ages of 8 and 18, a permanent resident of and currently residing in the United States or Canada, currently working onan inspiring service projects.
Deadline: Apr. 15, 2019
USDA ReConnect Program
The ReConnect Program is an innovative pilot program offering unique federal financing and funding options in the form of loans, grants and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in areas of rural America without sufficient access to broadband. This pilot program will generate private sector investment to deploy broadband infrastructure to provide high-speed internet e-connectivity to as many rural premises as possible, including homes, community facilities for healthcare and public safety, schools, libraries, farms, ranches, factories and other production sites.
Rural Broadband Deadline: Apr. 29, 2019
Grant + Loan Combo: May 29, 2019
Low Interest Rural Broadband Deadline: Jun. 28, 2019
Anti-Hunger Service Learning
The Lead2Feed Challenge encourages middle and high school students to hone their leadership skills by completing a service-learning project that solves hunger or another community need involving a public nonprofit organization. First, second, and third place prizes, as well as honorable mentions, in the amounts of $10,000, $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000, respectively, will be awarded. To be eligible, entrants must be located in the United States, the District of Columbia or Guam and be full-time students in grades 6 through 12 at a public, private, or charter middle school or high school. Each team must be comprised of at least three students and a sponsoring teacher or adult advisor.
Deadline: May 31, 2019
Princess Grace Foundation
The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is accepting applications for its 2019 Princess Grace Film Awards program. Through the annual program, grants are awarded in support of student thesis film projects at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The categories of eligible films include narrative, documentary, experimental, animation or hybrid work, as well as new work including media installations, transmedia, webisodes, interactive web work and other projects where the moving image is the primary component.
Deadline: May 31
Crayola, in collaboration with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, is accepting applications for the 2019 Creative Leadership Grant program. The program will award up to twenty grants of $2,500 each for innovative, creative leadership team-building programs in elementary schools. In addition, each program will receive an in-kind grant of Crayola products valued at $1,000.
Deadline: Jun. 21, 2019
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: Jul. 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: Jul. 15, 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:
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