Feedback About the Center
It’s that time again! Please complete the fourth annual Idaho Nonprofit Center Membership Needs Assessment and provide feedback necessary to improve your membership. We value your honesty, insight, and responses to these brief but very important questions.
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.
Policy Reform and Home Visits in Idaho
"It's really critical that we reach vulnerable families before problems occur," said Lauren Necochea, Director, Idaho Voices for Children.
Advocating for their mission and impacting early childhood health statewide!
Previously held in the Treasure Valley and the Wood River Valley areas. See what past participants have said about their experiences.
The Work U team would provide:
Additional information can be found here and here.
Point of contact:
Contact Hank Ebert for More Information
Possible Change to Federal Poverty Level Calculation - Public Comment Period
The Idaho Nonprofit Center wants to make you all aware of potential changes to the Federal Poverty Level calculation as it impacts many of your missions. We recently received communication from one of our partners and members, the United Way of the Treasure Valley, written by their President and CEO, Nora Carpenter.
Fantastic highlight of the Panhandle Animal Shelter and their work that’s being adopted nationwide!
The goal is to provide the student with a real-world applied experience, and provide the organization with a highly motivated and skilled graduate student to assist in their policy or administrative needs.
Aramark at Boise State University is looking for nonprofit groups to work the concession stands during athletic events, concerts, commencement, and more. Your organization will earn a portion of the proceeds by working a stand.
Can raise money for:
If interested please contact:
Contact Melissa Baize for More Information
Statewide - Request a Training
Is there a topic your organization is eager to learn about? We want to help make that happen! Please fill out 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!
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: June 21, 2019
First Federal Foundation Grant
First Federal is accepting grant applications for capital campaigns. The First Federal Board of Directors is deeply committed to supporting local efforts that enhance the quality of life of the people who live and work in our communities. To that end, First Federal established in 2003 the First Federal Foundation. The mission of the charitable foundation is to serve the needs of its communities by actively seeking community development opportunities to support educational, civic, health, human services, social, and cultural organizations that address these objectives. The minimum grant amount is $1,000, and the maximum grant amount will generally not exceed $5,000. Funds will be distributed primarily for capital projects, rather than operating expenses. Click the link below for more info.
Deadline: June 28, 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.
Low Interest Rural Broadband Deadline: June 28, 2019
Accounting Assistance Grant
Are you a budding nonprofit organization in need of pro-bono accounting services? It's time to apply for the Helping Hands Grant from Harris CPAs.
Nonprofit organizations may apply for one-time services such as startup assistance, applying for nonprofit status with the IRS, bookkeeping and payroll setup and process improvement, consulting services, tax preparation or assistance in preparing for an audit.
The goal of the Helping Hands program is to provide professional assistance and consulting on projects or problems faced by nonprofit organizations, so that these local organizations can continue to provide benefits to our community.
All existing or startup nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for the grant. The application is easy, just tell Harris CPAs about your organization and how they can help.
Deadline: June 30, 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: June 30, 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:
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