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Persistence Fund Grant

Matching Grants to Idaho Nonprofits and Tribal Governments
to Protect Human Rights and Promote Environmental Justice

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Fund for Idaho - Persistence Fund

Deadline Date:

09/15/19 - Postmarked


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Matching grants of up to $7,500 to Idaho nonprofit organizations and tribal governments for community-led efforts to advance human rights and environmental justice. New applicants must contact the Foundation before applying. Funding is intended to promote activism that addresses strategic issues and affects policy change in the following areas:

Human Rights:

Empowering and defending marginalized communities to assuring economic fairness, immigrant justice, and access to essential services

Environmental Integrity:

Protecting land and people from contamination and destruction

Persistence Fund grants provide matching funds to organizations working in concrete ways to push back against the policy changes that endanger immigrant rights, access to health care, disability rights, and cause environmental degradation.

Grant applications will be evaluated based on how well they address each of these Persistence Fund goals: 

  1. Support community-based or grassroots activists and advocates work to advance policy change that ensures fairness, integrity, and compassion for all Idahoans
  2. Actively engage those affected by a problem in the process of identifying and pursuing solutions
  3. Promote collaboration with other groups based on identifying issues they have in common

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172366

Estimated Size of Grant:

Persistence Fund grants will provide matching funds of up to $7,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An organization must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for a grant from Fund for Idaho:
- Be based in Idaho and working in Idaho
- Have IRS 501(c)(3) status (may be fiscally sponsored) or be a recognized tribal government
- Have an annual operating budget UNDER $300,000 (fiscal agent's budget may exceed $300,000)

Fund for Idaho does NOT fund the following:
- Groups that already received a grant in 2019
- Organizations with an annual operating budget OVER $300,000
- Human or Social Services without clear social change goals or issue organizing components
- Federal, state or local government entities.
- Organizations based outside of Idaho
- Individuals
- Capital Campaigns (building construction or renovation)
- Scholarships to colleges or universities
- Any group that practices or promotes partisan or legally defined discriminatory policies relating to race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age or ability

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals for the second 2019 Persistence Fund grant cycle are due (postmarked by) September 15, 2019.

All new applicants must have a conversation with staff before submitting an application.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail completed proposals to:
P.O. Box 769
Boise, ID 83701-0769

Before applying and for questions, contact:
Gail Heylmun, Executive Director,
(208) 343-1744

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Idaho

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