Educated philanthropy is WORKING in our community, thanks to our Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation members.

In May, we awarded seven new pooled-fund grants totaling $220,000 to bring our total charitable investment to over $5 million since 2002.  This achievement was only possible with the membership’s generosity and commitment to IWCF.

Since IWCF invests in projects serving a broad spectrum of Idahoans, it is incumbent upon us to get a variety of voices at our IWCF table in order to understand our grantees’ needs and to widen our sphere of influence as philanthropy advocates. We seek members from across southwestern Idaho, believing diversity adds strength and purpose to our giving.

Over $4.8 million in charitable giving since 2002

Membership Opportunities

There are two membership options to choose from.

As a ‘Pooled-Fund Grant’ member, you donate $500 to IWCF to the pooled-fund grants and pay $125 toward IWCF operations to total $625 annually and vote to award pooled-fund grants.

As a ‘Community Partner’ member you will contribute an additional $500 for allocation to your Individual Grant Designations to further support our local community and increase IWCF’s impact in the Boise Metro area.

We also encourage you to enrich your own personal IWCF experience by:>

  • Getting involved on a committee or short-term project
  • Attending an education and social event
  • Inviting one new member to join IWCF to grow our giving – we don’t fundraise, we member raise!

Please consider attending one of our upcoming events to learn more about IWCF.

Membership Payments

$1,125 ‘Community Partner’ Member
  • $500 to pooled-fund
  • $500 for Individual Grant Designation (IGD) to community nonprofits of your choice
  • $125 for administrative costs

OR

$625 ‘Pooled-Fund Grant’ Member
  • $500 to pooled-fund
  • $125 for administrative costs

We believe diversity encompasses the whole human experience: culture, skills, education, economic status, age, race, gender identity, sexual identity, abilities, religion, life experiences and more. These result in the unique perspectives and differences that, when used collectively, can amplify IWCF’s impact. Inclusion is crucial to our work and helps us better understand, connect with, and serve our community. We listen to our members and community nonprofits, aspire to eradicate barriers to success, and recognize our role in creating more equitable opportunities in membership and grant giving so our Idaho communities thrive.