In this Issue
Nonprofits Seek Statewide Mask Mandate
"May we think of freedom, not as the right to do what we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right." - Peter Marshall
This summer, the Idaho Nonprofit Center asked organizations and individuals to sign on to a letter encouraging Gov. Little to enact a statewide mask mandate. With the increase in COVID-19 cases and the nonprofit sector's continued struggles, we are asking you to add your name if you did not sign the first time.
State of Idaho's Nonprofit Sector - COVID and Beyond
Charitable nonprofits represent the best traits of the people of Idaho. Nonprofits keep our communities vibrant and healthy. They create and magnify public benefits, catalyze opportunities to participate in civic affairs, and enrich cultural life. Nonprofits are a powerful network of organizations and change agents creating positive systemic change.
They provide much-needed services, address inequities, and create innovative solutions to community issues.
Nonprofits also generate significant economic contributions in our communities.
Idaho Nonprofit Center's 2020 State of the Sector & Economic Contribution Report is designed to provide current and easily accessible data on the health of the public benefit nonprofit sector in Idaho. With over 7,600 charitable organizations registered in the state, Idaho's nonprofits work in every community and touch nearly ever facet of our lives.
Breaking Through Branding B.S.: The Benefits of Nonprofit Brand Strategy
"The more clarity a nonprofit can provide its audiences, the better positioned it will be to capture their attention, change their hearts and minds, and galvanize them to act." - Lexie McGuire
You Sent a Letter of Inquiry, Now What?
"Sending out an LOI is only half the battle. To see successful outcomes, you need to follow up and make sure your letter is in the hands of the right foundation decision-maker." - Laura Pallares
Positive Psychology in Estate Planning
Family Estate Planning Guide video, Utilizing Positive Psychology in your Estate Plan features ACTEC Fellows Raymond C. Odom and Stacy E. Singer in a discussion on the role of positive psychology in estate planning.
Municipal Small Business Grant Program
The past seven months of the pandemic have been challenging, in particular to our small businesses. We know the impacts COVID-19 has had on our community and our economy and we have been advocating for you for government relief. The City of Boise announced their Small Business Grant Program that is another resource assistance fund for eligible businesses.
Funding for this program was made available by Governor Little's Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee, enabling cities and counties to provide aid within their community. The Grant Program is live for applications now.
Strong Families, Strong Students
At StrongFamilies.Idaho.Gov, eligible parents can apply for $1,500 per eligible student with a maximum award of $3,500 per family. Families can use the funds to purchase or receive reimbursement for eligible educational materials, devices, and services.
Idaho Women's Charitable Foundation 2021 Grants
Are you a nonprofit organization that is addressing a critical need in Southwestern Idaho, creating innovative solutions to community challenges, or have had to shift gears in your programming or operations because of COVID-19? If so, your organization might be a perfect fit for a grant.
Requests are funded annually in six areas of interest: Cultural Arts, Education, Environment, Financial Stability, Health, and Rural Communities.
USDA Community Connect Grant ProgramUSDA is accepting applications for its Community Connect Grants Program. The purpose of the Community Connect Program is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to eligible applicants that will provide, on a “community-oriented connectivity” basis, broadband service that fosters economic growth and delivers enhanced educational, health care, and public safety benefits.
Archive Preservation Assistance
Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions — such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities — improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections.
USDA is accepting applications for its Community Now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Program,
Idaho Wild Rivers
Idaho Commerce is accepting applications for the Idaho Wild Rivers Grant Program for the 2021 grant cycle. Eligible recipients of Wild Rivers grant funds are federal, state, or local government agencies, or incorporated non-profit organizations related to whitewater river recreation. Interested applicants can request access to the grant portal by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For specific questions about the program, contact Grants and Contracts Manager, Ewa Szewczyk, at email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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