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Idaho Community Foundation offers new education grants

COEUR D’ALENE – The Idaho Community Foundation is introducing the Idaho Future Fund, a new grant cycle to support educational programs in all regions of Idaho with grants of $10,000 to $20,000.

The grant cycle is open now for the north Idaho counties of Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone. Deadline to apply is April 15.

The Idaho Future Fund will accept grant applications in eastern Idaho from Feb. 1-April 1, and southwestern Idaho from May 1-July 1. The Future Fund grant cycle is simultaneous with ICF Regional Competitive Grant Cycles, though it has its own application and selection process.

The Idaho Future Fund was established at ICF this year by an anonymous couple from Blaine County. Grants from the fund are intended to create, sustain or reinvigorate impactful educational programs.

Grants will be available in three categories:

• Preschool scholarships – Grants will support organizations, programs or projects that provide pre-kindergarten education to children. Funds must be used to provide scholarships to children who would not otherwise be able to attend or participate in these programs.

• 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.

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

For information, or contact ICF Donor Relations Officer Elly Davis at or 342-3535.


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