COVID-19 Hit as Record Number of ALICE Families Were Priced Out of Survival
When COVID-19 hit, nearly 180,000 households were already one emergency away from financial ruin — a 10-year record high — setting the stage for the unprecedented economic impact of the crisis, according to the state’s latest ALICE Report.
Over the last decade, Idaho’s low-income families systematically lost buying power and financial stability as the high cost of essentials outpaced wages, driving the number of ALICE households to rise 86% by 2018, the report shows.
To read a copy of the report and find county-by-county and town-level data on the size and demographics of ALICE as well as the community conditions and costs faced by ALICE households, visit www.UnitedForALICE.org/Idaho
$75 for Three Day Conference
What will this year’s conference look like this year? We will have two great
keynote speakers, a plenary session about DEI (more info coming soon), and 20+ breakout sessions to view live or recorded!
Volunteers Standing By!
First Interstate Bank (FIB) is making plans for this year’s Commitment to Community Volunteer Day which is scheduled on Wednesday, September 9, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. How can they support you?
Due to COVID-19, FIB is working to ensure all employees are participating in small, socially-distanced group projects during Volunteer Day. In addition, virtual opportunities can be offered to serve you from a distance if in-person volunteering is not possible.
Chat with your Peers
Let’s gather to support each other. The Idaho Nonprofit Center will be convening nonprofit professionals in regions around the state to touch base, offer support and share resources.
Nearly $5 Million to Idaho
The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has been a wonderful partner to the Idaho nonprofit sector. Learn more about the 31 Idaho organizations they impacted and their overall dedication to our community in the 2019 Annual Report.
Time, Talent, and Treasure
Time, talent, and treasure are all important aspects of philanthropy. Nominate your volunteers, partners, and donors for an ultimate thank you gift.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to post your own nonprofit job opening.
First Interstate Bank’s Volunteer Day
Your organization and First Interstate share a commitment to the communities we serve and where we live. If you have a project or projects, we want to help!
Who can we help? Any non-profit, school, or community organization.
If your organization would benefit from financial education or job preparation assistance for staff, clients, or students—both of which can be provided onsite and virtually—please indicate the topics that would be helpful to your organization.
Applications are due by July 28th
If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Choules (Nancy.email@example.com or 208-866-7575).
Idaho Humanities Council Grants & Research Fellowship
The Idaho Humanities Council is a non-profit organization serving as the state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), dedicated to promoting public understanding and lifelong learning through literature, history, philosophy, law, anthropology, and other humanities disciplines in Idaho. Grants are awarded with funding form the National Endowment for the Humanities, with grants supporting COVID-19 exploration being funded from the NEH as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.
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).
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.
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