“Global Lounge Commons Marketplace”: Global Lounge – $30,000
Global Lounge will create the Global Lounge Outdoor Market, an art-infused outdoor gathering space. The pop-up market will attract consumers seeking experiences with global flavor and foster relationships across communities. The target audience are low-income, refugee, and immigrant populations who will benefit the most through new economic and cultural exchange opportunities. Funds will support amenities to create an outdoor marketplace including sun shading sails, canopies/tents, folded tables, chairs, and structure/fence for portable restrooms.
“Roots of Self Reliance Community and School Greenhouse Project”: Council Elementary School – $26,000
Council Elementary will expand the Roots of Self Reliance project by purchasing a greenhouse. Students grow salad greens for the salad bar, vegetables for the community garden, and plants for pollinators. Funds would be used to purchase a greenhouse for the project, as the high school space they are using is not efficient for this ever-growing project.
“Native Voices in Idaho II”: Kessler Keener Foundation- $21,000
Kessler Keener Foundation will develop and create Native Voices II, an instructional resource package for schools in Idaho including film, lesson plans, and bibliographic resources to improve teachers, students and others’ understanding of the history and current lifeways of Idaho’s Indigenous people. Funds support the Pre and post-production costs for recording interviews of Native Youth and adults throughout Idaho including travel, project management for interview preparation, recording, post-production, film editing, curriculum resource development, and distribution.
“Idaho Trails Association Youth and Women’s Trail Programs”: Idaho Trails Association – $20,305
Idaho Trail Association will restart WOW! (Women’s Only Weekends and Weeklong program) and expand youth trail stewardship programs. This project includes increasing maintenance and repair work on Idaho trails worn by increased use during COVID and building trails on newly acquired land in the Boise Foothills. Funds support transportation, equipment, tools, food, and adult crew leaders provided for 4 week long and 2 weekend Youth trips and 2 week long and 4 weekend WOW trips. Funds will also help create two educational videos focused on preparing inexperienced participants for camping and trial work.
“Direct Care Workforce Education & Awareness Campaign”: Living Independence Network Corporation (LINC) – $30,000
LINC will provide educational materials to raise awareness of the need to strengthen and support direct care workers who help the approximately 20,000 Idahoans with disabilities and older adults stay independent in their homes and communities. Funds support in-depth interviews and professionally produced video, audio, and written content that tells the full story of these essential workers and why strengthening this workforce is critical to so many Idahoans and our economy.
“Provide Additional Support Services for Women Recently Released from the Pocatello Women’s Correctional Facility”: St. Vincent de Paul – $24,000
This project an additional six months of support for women recently released from the Pocatello women’s correctional facility including individualized recovery coaching, trauma therapy (if needed), and training to develop individual skills needed for employment. Funds provide training certification support, one-on-one recovery coaching, and trauma therapy.
“Mental Health Support for SW Students”: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – $23,500
NAMI will launch a peer-led mental health support group program in 30 Southwest Idaho high schools. Student leaders and faculty advisors will receive extensive training in community resiliency modeling, suicide prevention, and group facilitation utilizing age-appropriate curriculum and activity guides. Participation in these support groups will help destigmatize mental illness, build resilience, and increase awareness for youth from 12 to 17 years old. Funds support the training, staff oversight, materials, and supplies for the participants and educators.
“Ultrasound Machine for Planned Parenthood Meridian Health Center to Improve and Increase Reproductive Care Access”: Planned Parenthood – $26,000
Planned Parenthood will use grant funds to replace the ultrasound machine in Meridian which is well beyond the recommended age range, putting it at high risk of needing costly repairs that would disrupt patient care. The Meridian Health Center has an estimated 1560 ultrasounds produced annually.
“Equipping Those Who Serve and Protect – Expert Training on Grooming, Delayed Disclosure, and Victim Care within Child Sexual Abuse Cases for Multidisciplinary Teams in Rural Southwest Idaho”: Building Hope Today Foundation – $29,834
Building Hope for Today will train multidisciplinary teams in rural communities working on child sexual abuse cases. Funds support two 2-day intensive training sessions for up to 240 multidisciplinary team members from rural Southwest Idaho including three experts’ speaking fees and travel expenses for each training. It also covers participants’ attendance fees, handbooks/supplies, lunches, and lodging for attendees who must travel a significant distance.