2022 – Nine Grants $220,000

“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…

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2021 – Seven Grants $220,000

Ada Soil & Water Conservation District: Treasure Valley Pollinator Project — $20,000 The Treasure Valley Pollinator Project will plant 64,000 flowering species specifically chosen for encouraging pollinators, and provide education to thousands of community members about what makes a pollinator habitat successful. Funds will support a part-time entomologist to provide field day education, assist in pollinator…

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2020 – Seven Grants $210,816

Boise Bicycle Project: Project Kickstand — $27,500 Project Kickstand, a program which teaches incarcerated men how to fix kids’ bicycles while earning their own bicycles for future needs, will be brought to the Idaho Department of Corrections men’s facilities.  This is an expansion of a successful program that was used in a women’s prison which…

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2019 – Eight Grants $291,917

Cascade School District #422: Creating Positive School Culture — $25,000 In response to student need, the Cascade School District has embarked on a mission to transform school culture by engaging families to create better mental health outcomes and ensure long lasting change. This grant will fund social emotional learning programs, facilitator costs and engagement programs…

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2018 – Six Grants $173,600

Jannus/Refugee Speakers Bureau: Community Building through Story – $30,000 Jannus will bring The Moth storytelling program to Boise for a community event to leverage the power of storytelling to build community, hire a coordinator to continue the development of cultural events and partnerships and to expand the Refugee Speakers Bureau to advance understanding between the…

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2017 – Six Grants $161,500

Bee City USA Garden City: Garden City Pollinator Habitat – $21,500 Garden City Pollinator Habitat will call attention to the serious threats to pollinators and inspire people to take action. In a beautiful garden, visitors will learn about bees, watch them work in wooden bee houses and learn how to help them. Boise Contemporary Theater: The MakeSpace…

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2016 – Five Grants $150,000 and One Above & Beyond Grant $40,000

Treasure Valley Food Coalition: Boise Farmers Market Mobile Unit — $30,000 Our food system has an enormous impact on the environment. Local farmers using sustainable farming practices can help mitigate environmental degradation, but only if they have markets for their produce. Many consumers, especially those of low income, find it difficult to access these foods.…

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2015 – Six Grants $163,500

The Cancer Connection Idaho: Write from the Heart—$20,000 Allocated over two years, this IWCF grant will transform a therapeutic outlet for teens into an annual program. It will celebrate teens, raise awareness of their emotional needs as they undergo cancer related challenges, and bring catharsis and healing through the act of writing. In 2016, a booklet containing the…

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2014 – Eight Grants $167,215

Artisans4Hope (A4H): Growth and Development $18,543 A4H will use IWCF funds to buy commercial sewing machines and other equipment needed to develop refugees’ marketable textile skills. Some of the grant funds also will be applied to personnel costs for expanding the A4H training program. Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS): Education Facility $29,714.50 Partnering with the…

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2013 – Eight Grants $162,051

Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County: After School Transportation Program $10,000 The project provides transportation from school to the Boys and Girls Club of Garden City for students from Taft, Lowell, Mountain View and Koelsch elementary schools. Family Medicine Residency of Idaho: Creating Idaho’s First School Based Health Clinic (SBHC) at MERIDIAN ELEMENTARY (to…

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