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Idaho Future Fund

Grants to Idaho Schools and Nonprofits
for PreK-12 Educational Initiatives

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Idaho Community Foundation (ICF)

Deadline Date:

08/15/19 - For Northern Region


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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 to Idaho nonprofit organizations and schools to enhance the quality of education for PreK-12 students. Funding may be requested in support of charter schools, preschool access, public schools, public school libraries, and supplemental educational programs.

Grants will fall into four categories:

1. Preschool Access – Grants will support organizations, programs or projects that provide pre-kindergarten education to children. Funds must be used to provide access to the preschool program for children who would not otherwise be able to attend (i.e. scholarships, creation of a new program in an underserved area, sustainability of an existing program that would be cut without grant funding, etc.).

2. Charter Schools – Grants will support charter schools providing alternative models of education for students in their geographical area. Preference will be given to schools evidencing improved quality of education for students who might not otherwise be able to receive it.

3. Public Schools and Public School Libraries – Grants will support public schools and libraries in need of funding to support programs that have been cut or postponed due to lack of government funding.

4. Supplemental Educational Programs – Grants will support organizations, programs or projects that provide students with basic educational opportunities intended to supplement existing public school offerings (e.g. programs to prevent summer learning loss or after school tutoring, etc.).

It is the intent of the fund creators that grants support most, but not necessarily all, of the funding required to create, sustain or reinvigorate impactful educational programs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180105

Estimated Size of Grant:

Most grant awards will range from $10,000 to $20,000, but smaller requests will be considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

For the Idaho Future Fund, the primary applicant must be a charter school, a public school (or its supporting district or education foundation) or a nonprofit organization providing direct preschool or supplemental educational services.

ICF will occasionally fund projects initiated by organizations that do not have current federal tax-exempt status if the organization secures a qualifying tax-exempt fiscal sponsor. Please contact ICF for additional information.

Applicants may apply for both the Idaho Future Fund grant and a regional grant.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications will be accepted separately in each of the three regions of Idaho as they are defined by the Idaho Community Foundation.

Application deadlines coincide with the deadlines for the ICF regional grant cycles as follows:

-Northern Region – Applications accepted year round with a deadline of February 15
-Eastern Region – Applications accepted year round with a deadline of June 15
-Southwestern Region – Applications accepted year round with a deadline of August 15

Applications must be submitted online. Applications will be reviewed by board members in the corresponding regions, with award notifications occurring in May (Northern Region), September (Eastern Region) and November (Southwestern Region).

Contact Information:

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

To apply for the North Region, click here:

To apply for the East Region, click here:

To apply for the Southwest Region, click here:

Elly Davis, Director of Community Impact
(208) 342-3535

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Idaho