Explore the 12 amazing sessions at the Serve Idaho Conference in Boise, Idaho. Join more than 200 volunteer coordinators, nonprofit and public professionals who want to improve how they engage their communities, organizations, and volunteers.
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State of Grantseeking Survey
The State of Grantseeking Survey spotlights recent developments in funding so that organizations can be more strategic in their grantseeking.
The resulting - free - State of Grantseeking Reports, published in May and June, serve as valuable analytics tools for organizations to review their grantseeking efforts, report on performance, and plan for the future. The benchmarks suggest reasonable levels of funding to expect for an organization based on median awards by organizational budget and mission. This leading-edge information is key data for all organizations.
Successful Fundraising Campaigns
Starting early is key. Organizations participating in giving days, like Idaho Gives, and start campaigning at least ten weeks before the date raise the most money. We are exactly ten weeks away from Idaho Gives - May 2, 2019. Register early and get started now!
Other giving day statistics:
Nonprofit Award - Boise Area
The Boise Metro Chamber has a long-standing tradition of recognizing their members’ excellence. Each year they honor business and nonprofits with awards that they feature at the annual Small Business of the Year and Chamber Excellence Awards Luncheon. Deadline for nominations is March 22.
Treasure Valley - Affordable Work Space
The Idaho Nonprofit Center has two open spaces in their new office to lease out to startups, emerging, or expanding nonprofits. These spaces are also open to nonprofits looking to have a presence in the Treasure Valley (currently headquartered in another community) and nonprofits who are looking for additional space in the Boise area.
Interested parties can apply online here. Leases are a minimum of 12 months at $225 a month. Rent includes:
The series will be anchored with Strategic Planning in Nonprofits (SPiN), a toolkit developed by Washington Nonprofits to make strategic planning accessible and manageable for you, your board, and your staff. Over the course of three 1-hour webinars, and some suggested "homework" in between sessions, we will review the six phases in the planning process, and you will leave with the tools and confidence to develop a strategic plan for your organization.
Help Shape Idaho Nonprofit Center Programs
Are you a member in good standing (business affiliates and nonprofits alike) that would like to volunteer to serve on one of our newly formed committees? If so, we need you AND your ideas!
By offering your voice and aiding in the decision-making process, you are helping us fulfill our mission. Join our committees to plan the annual conference, Idaho Gives, public policy, and marketing & membership.
The Power of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising (3 out of 7 Idaho Gives Webinars)
Since 2001, the foundation has awarded more than $2.4 million in grants and scholarships to the community and students. The foundation is committed to doing all it can to meet the needs of the Wallace community.
The foundation will accept grant applications until March 1 for funding requests in the following categories:
Clean Diesel Funding Assistance
The EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting applications nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions, particularly from fleets operating at or servicing goods movement facilities, located in areas designated as having poor air quality. Priority for funding will be given to projects resulting in outcomes that benefit affected communities, engage affected communities with respect to the design and performance of the project, and can demonstrate the ability to promote and continue efforts to reduce emissions after the project has ended. Eligible entities include regional, state or local agencies, tribal governments (or intertribal consortia) and native villages, port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality, and nonprofit organizations or institutions that: a) represent or provide pollution reduction or educational services to diesel fleets or b) have, as their principal purpose, the promotion of transportation or air quality.
Deadline: Mar. 6, 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
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
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
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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