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1 Feb. 1, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) ICF east Idaho grant cycle opens; deadline April 1 IDAHO FALLS The Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) grant cycle for eastern Idaho, which is Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Caribou, Clark, Custer, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Oneida, Power and Teton counties, opens Feb. 1. Deadline for applying is April 1. Last year, ICF awarded more than $133,000 in grants to 97 organizations in eastern Idaho. Organizations may apply for up to $5,000. Individuals are not eligible for the regional grant program. Grant areas include, but are not limited to: Arts and Culture Education Emergency Services Libraries Conservation/Environment Health Recreation Social Services Public Projects In general, ICF favors activities that: Reach a broad segment of the community, especially those citizens whose needs are not being met by existing services that are normally expected to be provided by private rather than government sources Request seed money to realize unusual opportunities to meet urgent needs in the community Stimulate and encourage additional funding Promote cooperation and avoid duplication of effort Help make a charitable organization more effective and efficient and better able to sustain itself over the long term. Grant awards will be decided by the ICF Regional Grants Panel, which is composed of community participants from counties in the eastern region. Distribution of grants is scheduled to begin in June. For more information and to apply online, visit and click on Grants & Distributions, or or call (208) or (800) The Idaho Community Foundation is Idaho s only statewide public foundation administering funds on behalf of a variety of donors to support Idaho charitable organizations. Its mission is to enrich the quality of life throughout Idaho. ###

2 Feb. 9, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) ICF awards $637,185 from Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund BOISE The Idaho Community Foundation announced that the Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund has awarded grants totaling $637,185, in every region of Idaho. The three largest grants of $110,000 went to the Boise Philharmonic, Children s Home Society and The College of Idaho. The Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund was established through a generous $15 million bequest to the Idaho Community Foundation from Boise philanthropist Gladys Langroise. It supports the health, education and welfare of children, including college students. Langroise died in early 2000, just prior to her 100th birthday. The fund advisers recommend grants that address what they believe Langroise would have considered areas of special interest or greatest need. In addition to the Boise Philharmonic, Children s Home Society and C of I, the following were chosen: Lillian Vallely School $50,000 Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Lincoln Creek Community District $9,000 Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Tribal Health and Human Services Department $6,265 St. Labre Indian School $44,900 Ballet Idaho $15,000 Boise Rescue Mission $25,000 Idaho Voices for Children $5,000 Lee Pesky Learning Center $10,000 Terry Reilly Health Services $15,000 Treasure Valley YMCA Horsethief Reservoir Camp $25,000 Idaho Community Foundation Turn Around Scholarship Fund $5,000 The Langroise Fund advisors also reviewed applications from ICF s grant cycle and awarded the following: Eastern Region Challis Arts Council, Inc. $2,000 Idaho State-Civic Symphony Association, Inc. $2,500 Idaho Falls Symphony Society, Inc. $1,500 Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Inc. $2,750 Lemhi's Promise $1,000 Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs, Inc. $2,000 Regence Caring Foundation, Inc. $2,500 Bear Lake County Library District $1,400 Idaho Foodbank Warehouse, Inc. $2,500

3 Oneida Crisis Center, Inc. $2,500 Rotary Club of Teton Valley $1,000 Zonta Club of Pocatello Service Foundation, Inc. $2,500 Northern Region Festival Dance and Performing Arts Centre, Inc. $2,500 Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Inc. $5,000 Idaho State School for the Deaf and Blind $2,000 Palouse Discovery Science Center $3,000 Palouse Suzuki Strings $1,370 Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics Inc. $3,000 Regence Caring Foundation, Inc. $3,000 Upper Clearwater Community Foundation $2,000 Idaho Foodbank Warehouse, Inc. $2,500 Lifeline Resources, Inc. $2,500 Northwest Children's Homes, Inc. $2,500 Project Safe Place $2,500 Southwestern Region Music Theater of Idaho $2,000 McCall Arts and Humanities Council $2,000 ArtFaire, Inc. $1,500 Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Inc. $3,500 Idaho State School for the Deaf and the Blind $2,000 Idaho Zoological Society $4,000 Junior Acheivement of Idaho, Inc. $3,000 City of Nampa $2,000 College of Idaho $2,500 Regence Caring Foundation for Children, Inc. $2,500 McCall Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. $1,500 Salvation Army, Boise Chapter $5,000 The Jesse Tree of Idaho $2,000 Women's and Children's Alliance, Inc. $3,000 Salvation Army Caldwell Corps $2,000 Salvation Army Nampa Corp $2,500 The Idaho Community Foundation is Idaho s only statewide public foundation administering funds on behalf of a variety of donors to support Idaho charitable organizations. ICF gathers funds from individual donors, groups and foundations across the state. It grows the funds through investments to meet donors charitable objectives, and grants and distributes funds for a broad variety of worthwhile and critical projects statewide. For more information: ### EDITORS: For more information about these grants, please contact Jennifer Oxley, ICF communications director at (208)

4 March 8, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) ICF, United Way establish two funds to honor Sally Zive BOISE The United Way of Treasure Valley (UWTV) and ICF are partnering on two projects the Sally Zive United Way Cradle-to-Career Education Fund and the Sally Zive United Way Scholarship Fund honoring Zive s 11 years of service to the Treasure Valley community as the CEO of UWTV. I am very pleased that we have been able to establish the new funds at the Idaho Community Foundation in recognition of Sally s service to the community and her commitment to opening doors for individuals through education, UWTV Board Chairman Wayne Rancourt said. She has been an important voice on this issue and we look forward to her continuing involvement. Zive said she was grateful to the UWTV board for honoring her in this way and for its commitment to young people. We have had many of our communities most outstanding people on our board through all the years of our existence, she said. This honor I have been given is lovely for me, but it really demonstrates their leadership and vision looking ahead to do all that we can to create bright futures for our young people through commitment to their education. The Cradle-to-Career Education Fund will provide permanent long-term support for educational programs and initiatives geared toward helping lower income children in the Treasure Valley achieve educational success beginning at birth and extending beyond high school. Grants by ICF from the Cradle-to-Career Education Fund will be used to support education related programs and initiatives coordinated and funded by UWTV. Decisions regarding individual programs and initiatives in the Treasure Valley receiving funding will be made annually by the UWTV Board of Directors. The Cradle-to-Career Scholarship Fund will provide college scholarships to high school seniors from lower income families in the Treasure Valley to attend an Idaho college or obtain other post-secondary education or vocational training based on need, with additional consideration given to community service and academic achievement. Gifts to this fund may be designated for a specific Idaho college or university. I am completely humbled by this personally, Zive said. And I m thrilled to see the partnership with the Idaho Community Foundation and United Way deepen. What a powerful way for us to make an impact. To contribute to either of these funds, go to click on Donate Directly to Your Favorite Fund and choose Sally Zive United Way Cradle-to-Career Education

5 Fund or the Sally Zive United Way Scholarship Fund or mail a check made out to the fund of your choice and mail it to ICF at P.O. Box 8143, Boise, ID ###

6 March 9, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) ICF offers scholarships for higher education BOISE The Idaho Community Foundation has more than 60 scholarship opportunities for students seeking assistance with the cost of higher education. The deadline to submit the ICF Common Scholarship Application is April 1. The Common Application and information about all ICF scholarships is on the ICF website at In 2009, ICF awarded approximately $196,000 in scholarships to more than 125 students representing 23 Idaho counties. For more information, contact Elly Davis at (208) , or ###

7 March 16, 2010 Contact: Virgi Blaine John William Jackson Fund (208) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE John William Jackson Fund Pledges $40,000 for Education Statewide BOISE The John William Jackson Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation will award $40,000 to Idaho schools and youth organizations at a celebration on Tuesday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lyle Pearson Dealership, Mercedes-Benz Showroom, 351 Auto Drive in the Boise Auto Mall. The event is open to the public. In the current economic climate, and when school budgets are facing significant cuts, we re further dedicating our mission of providing more educational opportunities for Idaho students, said Virgi Blaine, Vice President of Community Relations for the fund. The grants will be awarded to: St. Mary s School - $2,000 o Assist a deserving, underprivileged Hispanic student with tuition in memory of John Borbonus Boise City Independent School District #1 - $1,500 o To support musical instruments rental assistance program for underprivileged elementary and/or middle school students Rural Musical Instrument Purchase & Matching Grant Program - $8,000 o To assist Eastern and Northern school districts: Kellogg and Wallace - $2,000 each, in memory of Harry Magnuson Ashton, Rexburg, Shelley, and Terreton - $1,000 each, in memory of Miles Willard Boise State University - $14,000 o Art Department $3,500 to support the Brian Patrick Meier Photography Scholarship o Music Department $2,000 to support the Juli Holland-Bauer Voice Music Scholarship $4,500 to support the 2010 Summer Chamber Music Camp s efforts to award scholarship assistance for exceptional high school students o Nursing Department $2,000 to support the Jodie Long / Veronica Loucks Nursing Scholarship in memory of Jodie Long o Construction Management Department $2,000 to support construction management students environmental stewardship and LEED competition experiences Idaho State University - $1,500 o To fund a nursing scholarship in memory of Dr. Brenda Williams

8 Treasure Valley Family YMCA - $4,500 o To support the John Jackson Rock Climbing Team and rock climbing for young climbers, in memory of Adam Shandro Boise Philharmonic Association, Inc. - $4,500 o To support the Verde Percussion Group s musical outreach for elementary-middle school students Idaho Botanical Garden - $1,000 o To support field trips for young children with special needs Idaho Shakespeare Festival - $1,000 o To support live, interpretive theatrical performances for young, deaf and hearing impaired students Ballet Idaho - $1,000 o To encourage deserving, underprivileged young students with an interest for ballet) The Cabin, Literary Center - $1,000 o To support young students with creative writing potential to attend summer writing camp This event will be a celebration, marking the incredible generosity of our donors, the success of our innovative recycling/fundraising efforts and an opportunity to highlight some outstanding Idaho youth programs, Blaine said. To date, The John William Jackson Fund has awarded grants totaling more than $160,000, with the most significant support this year coming from Pacific Steel & Recycling, Lyle Pearson Acura, Dunkley Music, Idaho Women s Charitable Foundation, Chon & Rainer Famulla Fund, Don Baldwin Charitable Fund, and the Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership (IYERP). About the John William Jackson Fund The John William Jackson Fund was established in late 2000 in memory of John William Jackson, who lost his life in a climbing accident in Central Asia. The Fund s mission is to advance academic scholarship, performing arts & outdoor sporting for Idaho youth. For more information about the Fund, or to make inquiries about submitting a donation, please visit the website at ###

9 March 26, 2010 Contact: Virgi Blaine John William Jackson Fund (208) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE John William Jackson Fund presents awards to E. Idaho schools March 31 REXBURG The John William Jackson Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation, which recently announced it will award $40,000 to Idaho schools and youth organizations, will present four of the awards to schools in eastern Idaho on Wednesday, March 31 at 5 p.m. at Madison Middle School, 575 West 7 th South, in Rexburg. In the current economic climate, and when school budgets are facing significant cuts, we re further dedicating our mission of providing more educational opportunities for Idaho students, said Virgi Blaine, vice president of community relations for the fund. The four awards to be presented represent part of the statewide commitment the John William Jackson Fund has made to Idaho youth. As part of the Rural Musical Instrument Purchase & Matching Grant, $1,000 each will be awarded to: Madison Middle School, Rexburg North Fremont Junior High, Ashton Hobbs Middle School, Shelley West Jefferson Middle School, Terreton This presentation will be a celebration, marking the incredible generosity of our donors, the success of our innovative recycling/fundraising efforts and an opportunity to highlight some outstanding Idaho school music programs, Blaine said. Since 2000, The John William Jackson Fund has awarded grants totaling more than $160,000. The Fund receives generous support from Pacific Steel & Recycling, Lyle Pearson Acura, Dunkley Music, Idaho Women s Charitable Foundation, Chon & Rainer Famulla Fund, Don Baldwin Charitable Fund, and the Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership (IYERP). About the John William Jackson Fund The John William Jackson Fund was established in late 2000 in memory of John William Jackson, who lost his life in a climbing accident in Central Asia. The Fund s mission is to advance academic scholarship, performing arts & outdoor sporting for Idaho youth. For more information about the Fund, or to make inquiries about submitting a donation, please visit the website at About the Idaho Community Foundation The Idaho Community Foundation is Idaho s only statewide public foundation administering funds on behalf of a variety of donors to support Idaho charitable organizations.

10 ICF gathers funds from individual donors, groups and foundations across the state. It grows the funds through investments to meet donors charitable objectives, and grants and distributes funds for a broad variety of worthwhile and critical projects statewide. For more information: ###

11 April 13, 2010 Contact: Virgi Blaine John William Jackson Fund (208) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE John William Jackson Fund presents awards to N. Idaho schools April 19 KELLOGG The John William Jackson Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation, which recently announced it will award $40,000 to Idaho schools and youth organizations, will present two of the awards to schools in north Idaho on Monday, April 19 at 6 p.m., at the Kellogg School District Administrative Office, 800 Bunker Ave., in Kellogg. In the current economic climate, and when school budgets are facing significant cuts, we re further dedicating our mission of providing more educational opportunities for Idaho students, said Virgi Blaine, vice president of community relations for the fund. These two awards demonstrate the continuing commitment by The John William Jackson Fund to reach students throughout the state by granting awards in Southwest, Eastern and now Northern Idaho. As part of the Rural Musical Instrument Purchase & Matching Grant, and in memory of Harry Magnuson, $2,000 each will be awarded to Kellogg Middle School and the Wallace School District. This presentation will be a celebration, marking the incredible generosity of our donors, the success of our innovative recycling/fundraising efforts and an opportunity to highlight some outstanding Idaho school music programs, Blaine said. Since 2000, The John William Jackson Fund has awarded grants totaling more than $160,000. The Fund receives generous support from Pacific Steel & Recycling, Lyle Pearson Acura, Dunkley Music, Idaho Women s Charitable Foundation, Chon & Rainer Famulla Fund, Don Baldwin Charitable Fund, and the Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership (IYERP). About the John William Jackson Fund The John William Jackson Fund was established in late 2000 in memory of John William Jackson, who lost his life in a climbing accident in Central Asia. The Fund s mission is to advance academic scholarship, performing arts & outdoor sporting for Idaho youth. For more information about the Fund, or to make inquiries about submitting a donation, please visit the website at About the Idaho Community Foundation The Idaho Community Foundation is Idaho s only statewide public foundation administering funds on behalf of a variety of donors to support Idaho charitable organizations.

12 ICF gathers funds from individual donors, groups and foundations across the state. It grows the funds through investments to meet donors charitable objectives, and grants and distributes funds for a broad variety of worthwhile and critical projects statewide. For more information: ###

13 EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: Reporters and photographers are invited to attend ICF s Annual Luncheon. Please call or Jennifer if you would like to attend. April 29, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) Idaho Community Foundation hosts Annual Luncheon BOISE The Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) and its Board of Directors will host their 21 st Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, May 11 at noon at Boise Centre (formerly Boise Centre on the Grove). Lt. Gov. Brad Little, former vice chairman of the ICF Board of Directors, will be the keynote speaker. Bill Action Jackson and Jackie Jackson of the John William Jackson Funds and Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership will be honored as Friends of the Foundation. Assistance League of Boise will be recognized as ICF s Featured Nonprofit for its Operation School Bell program. Tickets are still available and are $60 for patron seats and $600/table of 10, or $50 for reserved seats and $500/table of 10. To purchase a seat or a table, or call The Annual Luncheon is ICF s opportunity to thank our members, donors, fund creators, grant recipients, board of directors and the many friends who support us, ICF President and CEO Bob Hoover said. It s also when we recognize the important role the Friends of the Foundation play at ICF and gives us a chance to spotlight one of Idaho s many inspiring nonprofit organizations. Action and Jackie Jackson oversee the John William Jackson Fund, which was established in 2000 in memory of their son who died in a climbing accident in Asia. The mission of the fund is to honor his life by advancing academic scholarship, performing arts, and outdoor sporting for Idaho youth. In support of the mission, the fund has granted over $160,000 for: Musical instruments to Idaho schools and school districts Introducing children to music and the performing arts Academic scholarships to deserving students Funding outdoor sporting opportunities to Idaho youth Over 50 percent of the fundraising by the JWJ Fund is generated through the Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership (IYERP). This recycling program supplies containers to construction sites for metal scrap collection. The JWJ Fund receives the money generated by the scrap and partnering businesses receive a tax deduction. Operation School Bell is run by Assistance League of Boise and is this year s Featured Nonprofit. The program provides brand new clothing, shoes, undergarments, hygiene kits, and a book to deserving Ada County children in kindergarten through ninth-grade. Member volunteers help the children with their new clothing selections. The Idaho Community Foundation assists hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout Idaho in their crucial work of supporting families and seniors, advancing the arts, protecting animals, preserving the environment and much more. In 2009, ICF gave nearly $5 million in grants and distributions to charitable organizations and scholarships from its more than 400 funds.

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15 May 3, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) ICF southwest Idaho grant cycle opens; deadline July 1 BOISE The Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) grant cycle for southwest Idaho, which includes Ada, Adams, Blaine, Boise, Camas, Canyon, Cassia, Elmore, Gem, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Owyhee, Payette, Twin Falls, Valley and Washington counties, opened May 1. Deadline for applying is July 1. Last year, ICF awarded $219,000 to 118 nonprofit organizations in southwest Idaho. Organizations may apply for up to $5,000. Individuals are not eligible for the regional grant program. Grant areas include, but are not limited to: Arts and Culture Education Emergency Services Libraries Conservation/Environment Health Recreation Social Services Public Projects In general, ICF favors activities that: Reach a broad segment of the community, especially those citizens whose needs are not being met by existing services that are normally expected to be provided by private rather than government sources Request seed money to realize unusual opportunities to meet urgent needs in the community Stimulate and encourage additional funding Promote cooperation and avoid duplication of effort Help make a charitable organization more effective and efficient and better able to sustain itself over the long term. Grant awards will be decided by the ICF Regional Grants Panel, which is composed of community volunteers from counties in the southwest region. Distribution of grants is scheduled to begin in December. For more information and to apply online, visit and click on Grants & Distributions, or or call (208) or (800) The Idaho Community Foundation assists hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout Idaho in their crucial work of supporting families and seniors, advancing the arts, protecting animals, preserving the environment and much more. In 2009, ICF gave nearly $5 million in grants and distributions to charitable organizations and scholarships from its more than 400 funds. ###

16 May 17, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) INL contributes $8,000 to Crapo Scholarship Fund in ICF IDAHO FALLS Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has donated $8,000 to the Mike Crapo Math and Science Scholarship Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation (ICF), which will provide scholarships for eight Idaho students. INL is a strong supporter of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and the Crapo scholarship fund benefits students pursuing a degree in math or science at an Idaho college or university. INL needs a workforce comprised of the best and the brightest scientists, mathematicians, technicians and engineers to secure our nation s future and seek innovative solutions to energy challenges that lie ahead, said Anne Seifert, STEM Coordinator at INL. This scholarship program presents another opportunity for INL to provide students with a positive awareness of STEM opportunities through a collaborative, cooperative and competitive activity. The Mike Crapo Math and Science Scholarship Fund was created by U.S. Senator Mike Crapo in With the gift from INL, the Crapo scholarship fund will have more than $12,000 to distribute this year. As I travel around Idaho, I am constantly impressed by the number of bright and ambitious students I meet, Sen. Crapo said. The scholarship awards are a way to encourage Idaho s students to pursue math and science degrees to become the leaders of the future. There were more than 60 applicants for the scholarship this year. Recipients will be announced June 1. The selection committee is comprised of one representative from the Idaho State Department of Education, one representative from the Idaho Education Association and one representative from one of Idaho s colleges or universities. The gift to the Crapo Fund resulted from a meeting between ICF President Bob Hoover and INL s Seifert. ICF manages more than 60 scholarships established to benefit Idaho students seeking higher education, Hoover said. The diversity of scholarships in ICF makes it possible for students pursuing a variety of future careers to get financial assistance from one of our generous donors. INL has contributed $1.7 million over the past four years to scholarships and academic programs that promote STEM education. INL and the U.S. Department of Energy are committed to increasing the number of Idaho students prepared to pursuit STEM-related careers.

17 We hope to expand the partnership and opportunity by developing an INL internship for the scholarship recipient, Seifert said. We believe the internship opportunity will expand and deepen the student s learning through hands-on experiences. It would be our hope that such support will encourage the student to consider a career at INL or in a field related to science, technology, engineering or mathematics. ###

18 EDITORS: For more information about the projects in your community that will be funded by the ICF grants, please call or Jennifer Oxley. May 17, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) ICF grants more than $111,000 in North Idaho BOISE The Idaho Community Foundation s Northern Regional Grants Panel has selected 77 North Idaho nonprofit organizations to receive more than $111,000 through its competitive grant cycle. Grant recipients are from each of the counties represented in ICF s North Idaho region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone. Money for the grants comes from ICF s Greatest Need fund for North Idaho. Nonprofit organizations can apply for grants of up to $5,000 through the competitive grant cycle. The Northern Regional Grants Panel, which includes representatives from each North Idaho county, meets every April to review the applications and make recommendations. The ICF Board of Directors makes the final decision about the grants. This year there were 168 applications requesting more than $680,000. Grants are awarded in the areas of arts & culture, education, emergency services, health, libraries, conservation/environment, public projects, recreation, and social services. The job of the Northern Regional Grants Panel is a difficult one because each of these organizations has a compelling reason for needing a grant, said Bob Hoover, president and CEO of ICF. I am impressed by how the panel balances these requests with the available dollars to make sure that the greatest needs of the region are truly being addressed. ICF runs competitive grant cycles to address the greatest needs in every region of Idaho. ICF has more than 400 funds, including Greatest Need funds for each region. Donations to a Greatest Need fund stay in the designated region. To donate to the Northern Region Greatest Need Fund, go to click on Donate Now, and select Northern Region Greatest Need Fund from the dropdown menu. This year s grant recipients are: Arts & Culture Community Building Partners, Inc. (Kootenai) $1,000 Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association, Inc. (Latah) $1,000 Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society (Lewis) $1,000 Two Degrees Northwest: Where Art Meets the Land (Latah) $1,000

19 University of Idaho Foundation, Inc. (Latah) $1,000 Education Arts Alliance, Inc. (Bonner) $500 Boundary County 4H (Boundary) $1,000 Boundary County Historical Society (Boundary) $1,000 Camas Prairie Pre-School (Idaho) $730 Camp Fire Inland Northwest Council (Kootenai) $4,000 Clearwater Youth Alliance (Clearwater) $600 Festival at Sandpoint (Bonner) $1,000 First Book Kootenai County (Kootenai) $5,000 First Presbyterian Church (Kootenai) $4,185 Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (Kootenai) $3,477 Highland Joint School District #305 (Lewis) $500 Idaho Youth Ranch/Anchor House (Kootenai) $1,723 Junior Achievement of the Inland Northwest (Kootenai) $3,000 Juvenile Corrections Center Lewiston (Nez Perce) $1,000 Kamiah Joint School District #304 (Lewis) $792 Lakes Middle School (Kootenai) $4,139 Lewiston Day Treatment Program (Nez Perce) $1,000 National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (Kootenai) $5,000 Northstar Child Development Center (Kootenai) $4,450 Orofino High School (Clearwater) $1,500 Palouse Suzuki Strings (Latah) $470 Shoshone County Fire Cooperative (Shoshone) $800 St. Maries Joint School District #41 $1,000 TESH, Inc. (Kootenai) $3,000 West Ridge Elementary (Kootenai) $4,139 Emergency Services Glenwood Caribel Volunteer Fire District, Inc. (Idaho) $1,200 Idaho County Food Bank (Idaho) $500 North Idaho Back Country Medical Rescue Team (Clearwater) $1,000 Health Benewah Community Hospital (Benewah) $2,778 Clearwater Valley Hospitals and Clinics (Clearwater) $2,778 Coeur d Alene Homes (Kootenai) $1,500 Community Cancer Services (Bonner) $2,779 Hospice of Benewah County (Benewah) $700 Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight and Hearing (Bonner) $1,500 Regence Caring Foundation for Children (Kootenai) $1,000 Shoshone County Community Health Clinic (Shoshone) $2,500 Snake River Community Clinic (Nez Perce) $2,500 St. Maries Volunteer Community Clinic, Inc. (Benewah) $2,500 Syringa General Hospital (Idaho) $1,200 Libraries City of Kellogg (Shoshone) $900 Clearwater County Free Library District (Clearwater) $820 Clearwater Memorial Public Library (Clearwater) $1,000

20 Coeur d Alene Public Library Foundation, Inc. (Kootenai) $1,000 Grangeville Centennial Library (Idaho) $1,000 Lewiston Library (Nez Perce) $1,000 Prairie Community Library (Idaho) $1,000 Conservation/Environment Latah Soil & Water Conservation District (Latah) $500 Public Projects Idaho County Recycling (Idaho) $2,000 Museum of Winchester History (Lewis) $1,000 Prichard/Murray Volunteer Fire Department $500 University of Idaho Foundation (Boundary) $600 Recreation Association for Handicapped Recreation (Kootenai) $500 Troy Recreation Outreach for Youth (Latah) $500 Upper Clearwater Community Foundation (Lewis) $1,000 Social Services Backyard Harvest (Latah) $500 Bonner Community Food Center (Bonner) $750 Catholic Charities of Idaho (Kootenai) $1,000 Community Action Agency (Nez Perce) $1,000 Evergreen Food Bank (Idaho) $1,500 Family Promise of Lewis-Clark Valley (Nez Perce) $500 First Judicial District CASA Program, Inc. (Benewah) $1,000 Fresh Start (Kootenai) $1,000 Idaho Foodbank Warehouse, Inc. (Idaho) $750 J-K Good Samaritan Food Bank (Latah) $500 JK Senior Meals (Latah) $500 Kinderhaven, Inc. (Bonner) $1,500 Memorial Community Center (Bonner) $500 Plummer Senior Meal Program (Benewah) $500 Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) (Lewis) $500 Project Safe Place (Kootenai) $1,000 Second Judicial District CASA Program, Inc. (Clearwater) $1,000 WhitePine School District (Latah) $750 ###

21 June 8, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) ICF announces Ifft Foundation Fund grant recipients BOISE The Ifft Foundation Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) will provide $51,036 in grants to eight projects in southeast Idaho. Recipients are: Bingham Memorial Hospital $1,986 to improve the grounds of the Medical Plaza, skywalk, and monument sign. Caribou County $10,000 to purchase bushes, plants, mulch, sprinklers and retaining wall to landscape the county courthouse grounds City of Pocatello $10,000 to help pay for construction of the zoo s new Grizzly Bear Exhibit main barrier fence. Malad Elementary School $4,700 to buy sod, plants, and fencing for the new drop-off/pick-up area at the elementary school. Old Town Pocatello Foundation $6,900 to increase visibility and security by improving the public parking lots along North Union Pacific Avenue. Oneida County Hospital Foundation $5,500 to refurbish two small garden areas off the dining room of the nursing home. Pocatello Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. $1,950 to provide stock to the neighborhood tool lending library. Soda Springs High School $10,000 to pay for landscaping to beautify our campus and provide a cooking area for our Outdoor Recreation classes. Nick Ifft was the publisher of the Idaho State Journal newspaper in Pocatello from 1966 until He and his wife Sara Ifft established a family foundation in 1984 to provide grants to benefit projects in Southeastern Idaho and the Greater Pocatello area. The Ifft Foundation was moved to the Idaho Community Foundation in Nick Ifft died in ICF assists hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout Idaho in their crucial work of supporting families and seniors, advancing the arts, protecting animals, preserving the environment and much more. In 2009, ICF gave nearly $5 million in grants, scholarships and distributions to schools and charitable organizations from its more than 400 funds. ###

22 June 8, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) ICF announces Shelton Scholarship recipients from McCall area BOISE The Perc H. Shelton and Gladys A. Pospisil Shelton Foundation Scholarship Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) will give three new scholarships and renew six others to students who graduated from McCall-Donnelly High School, for a total of $16,500. The scholarship is given to full-time students in a degree seeking or certification program and preference is given to those who demonstrate financial need. This year s new recipients are: Delilah Broome Brakae Campbell Bailey Hescock Renewals are: Amanda Cromar University of Oregon Megan Hattrup The College of Idaho Alicia Keithly George Fox University Kelsey Mack Western Washington University Kelsea Moore Boise State University Samuel Rainey Gonzaga University Perc and Gladys Shelton bequeathed their estate to form the Shelton Foundation in ICF because of their love and respect of the value of education and the liberal arts. The couple opened one of the earliest real estate offices in McCall in the 1940s and operated it together until the 1980s. Mrs. Shelton was also well known in the community through her many years of service as a teacher of both home economics and English, first at Donnelly-McCall High School, and then when it was relocated to McCall in the 1950s. The Idaho Community Foundation assists hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout Idaho in their crucial work of supporting families and seniors, advancing the arts, protecting animals, preserving the environment and much more. In 2009, ICF gave nearly $5 million in grants, scholarships and distributions to schools and charitable organizations from its more than 400 funds. ###

23 June 21, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) Mike Crapo Scholarship Fund in ICF announces recipients IDAHO FALLS The Mike Crapo Math and Science Scholarship Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation announced that 12 students will receive $1,000 scholarships. All recipients are pursuing a math or science degree at an Idaho college or university. They are: Matthew Allison (Payette) graduate of Payette High School going to Idaho State University to study nursing Brandi Bilaski (Wallace) graduate of Wallace High School going to University of Idaho to study medical technology/microbiology Brenna Bourque (Moscow) graduate of Moscow High School going to University of Idaho to study geological engineering Janice Durney (Pocatello) graduate of Century High School going to Idaho State University to study mathematics Brittany Leupold (Post Falls) graduate of Post Falls High School going to University of Idaho to study computer engineering Lucas Marsh (Mountain Home) graduate of Mountain Home High School going to Boise State University to study civil engineering Molly McGee (Silverton) graduate of Wallace High School going to University of Idaho to study secondary education-math Sydney Richardson (Nampa) graduate of Nampa Senior High School going to University of Idaho to study pre-vet/animal science Shelby Richins (Boise) graduate of Capital High School going to College of Idaho to study biology/zoology Clinton Robertson (Melba) graduate of Melba High School going to Boise State University to study engineering Mason Sideroff (Fruitland) graduate of Fruitland High School going to University of Idaho to study pre-veterinary science Ryan Stacksteder (Athol) graduate of Timberlake High School going to University of Idaho to study computer science

24 In May, the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) donated $8,000 to the Mike Crapo fund to provide scholarships to more students. INL is a strong supporter of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. INL needs a workforce comprised of the best and the brightest scientists, mathematicians, technicians and engineers to secure our nation s future and seek innovative solutions to energy challenges that lie ahead, said Anne Seifert, STEM Coordinator at INL. This scholarship program presents another opportunity for INL to provide students with a positive awareness of STEM opportunities through a collaborative, cooperative and competitive activity. The Mike Crapo Math and Science Scholarship Fund was created by U.S. Senator Mike Crapo in There were more than 60 applicants for the scholarship this year. As I travel around Idaho, I am constantly impressed by the number of bright and ambitious students I meet, Sen. Crapo said. The scholarship awards are a way to encourage Idaho s students to pursue math and science degrees to become the leaders of the future. The Idaho Community Foundation assists hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout Idaho in their crucial work of supporting families and seniors, advancing the arts, protecting animals, preserving the environment and much more. In 2009, ICF gave nearly $5 million in grants and distributions to charitable organizations and scholarships from its more than 400 funds. ###

25 June 25, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) ICF recognizes North Idaho grant recipients at receptions BOISE The Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) will host six receptions throughout North Idaho beginning Monday (June 28) to recognize the 77 grant recipients who received more than $111,000 through its competitive grant cycle. Receptions will be held: June 28 8:30 a.m. Lewis-Clark State College Activity Room Center, corner of 6 th Street and 9 th Avenue, Lewiston Noon Rebekah Lodge Hall, 113 N. Main St., Weippe June 29 8:30 a.m. Gritman Medical Center, 700 S. Main St., Moscow Noon Benewah Community Hospital, 229 S. 7 th St., St. Maries June 30 9 a.m. Ivano s Restaurant, 102 S. First Ave., Sandpoint Noon Coeur d Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d Alene The purpose of the receptions is to acknowledge the nonprofit organizations that received a grant from ICF through its competitive grant cycle, and for them to share stories about the work they do and how the grant will help them. The grant recognition events are one of my favorite parts of this job, said Bob Hoover, president and CEO of the Idaho Community Foundation. I am touched by the stories that the nonprofits share and impressed by their ability to stretch the dollars we grant them. Grant recipients are chosen by ICF s Northern Regional Grants Panel, which is comprised of representatives from each of the 10 counties in North Idaho Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone. Money for the grants comes from ICF s Greatest Need funds for North Idaho. Nonprofit organizations can apply for grants of up to $5,000. This year there were 168 applications requesting more than $680,000. Grants are awarded in the areas of arts & culture, education, emergency services, health, libraries, conservation/environment, public projects, recreation, and social services. This year s grant recipients are:

26 Arts & Culture Community Building Partners, Inc. (Kootenai) $1,000 Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association, Inc. (Latah) $1,000 Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society (Lewis) $1,000 Two Degrees Northwest: Where Art Meets the Land (Latah) $1,000 University of Idaho Foundation, Inc. (Latah) $1,000 Education Arts Alliance, Inc. (Bonner) $500 Boundary County 4H (Boundary) $1,000 Boundary County Historical Society (Boundary) $1,000 Camas Prairie Pre-School (Idaho) $730 Camp Fire Inland Northwest Council (Kootenai) $4,000 Clearwater Youth Alliance (Clearwater) $600 Festival at Sandpoint (Bonner) $1,000 First Book Kootenai County (Kootenai) $5,000 First Presbyterian Church (Kootenai) $4,185 Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (Kootenai) $3,477 Highland Joint School District #305 (Lewis) $500 Idaho Youth Ranch/Anchor House (Kootenai) $1,723 Junior Achievement of the Inland Northwest (Kootenai) $3,000 Juvenile Corrections Center Lewiston (Nez Perce) $1,000 Kamiah Joint School District #304 (Lewis) $792 Lakes Middle School (Kootenai) $4,139 Lewiston Day Treatment Program (Nez Perce) $1,000 National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (Kootenai) $5,000 Northstar Child Development Center (Kootenai) $4,450 Orofino High School (Clearwater) $1,500 Palouse Suzuki Strings (Latah) $470 Shoshone County Fire Cooperative (Shoshone) $800 St. Maries Joint School District #41 $1,000 TESH, Inc. (Kootenai) $3,000 West Ridge Elementary (Kootenai) $4,139 Emergency Services Glenwood Caribel Volunteer Fire District, Inc. (Idaho) $1,200 Idaho County Food Bank (Idaho) $500 North Idaho Back Country Medical Rescue Team (Clearwater) $1,000 Health Benewah Community Hospital (Benewah) $2,778 Clearwater Valley Hospitals and Clinics (Clearwater) $2,778 Coeur d Alene Homes (Kootenai) $1,500 Community Cancer Services (Bonner) $2,779 Hospice of Benewah County (Benewah) $700 Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight and Hearing (Bonner) $1,500 Regence Caring Foundation for Children (Kootenai) $1,000 Shoshone County Community Health Clinic (Shoshone) $2,500 Snake River Community Clinic (Nez Perce) $2,500 St. Maries Volunteer Community Clinic, Inc. (Benewah) $2,500 Syringa General Hospital (Idaho) $1,200 Libraries City of Kellogg (Shoshone) $900

27 Clearwater County Free Library District (Clearwater) $820 Clearwater Memorial Public Library (Clearwater) $1,000 Coeur d Alene Public Library Foundation, Inc. (Kootenai) $1,000 Grangeville Centennial Library (Idaho) $1,000 Lewiston Library (Nez Perce) $1,000 Prairie Community Library (Idaho) $1,000 Conservation/Environment Latah Soil & Water Conservation District (Latah) $500 Public Projects Idaho County Recycling (Idaho) $2,000 Museum of Winchester History (Lewis) $1,000 Prichard/Murray Volunteer Fire Department $500 University of Idaho Foundation (Boundary) $600 Recreation Association for Handicapped Recreation (Kootenai) $500 Troy Recreation Outreach for Youth (Latah) $500 Upper Clearwater Community Foundation (Lewis) $1,000 Social Services Backyard Harvest (Latah) $500 Bonner Community Food Center (Bonner) $750 Catholic Charities of Idaho (Kootenai) $1,000 Community Action Agency (Nez Perce) $1,000 Evergreen Food Bank (Idaho) $1,500 Family Promise of Lewis-Clark Valley (Nez Perce) $500 First Judicial District CASA Program, Inc. (Benewah) $1,000 Fresh Start (Kootenai) $1,000 Idaho Foodbank Warehouse, Inc. (Idaho) $750 J-K Good Samaritan Food Bank (Latah) $500 JK Senior Meals (Latah) $500 Kinderhaven, Inc. (Bonner) $1,500 Memorial Community Center (Bonner) $500 Plummer Senior Meal Program (Benewah) $500 Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) (Lewis) $500 Project Safe Place (Kootenai) $1,000 Second Judicial District CASA Program, Inc. (Clearwater) $1,000 WhitePine School District (Latah) $750 ###

28 July 8, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) ICF Idaho Falls office open house July 14 IDAHO FALLS The Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) will celebrate the grand opening of its first regional office on Wednesday, July 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the new office, 490 Memorial Drive in Idaho Falls. The event is open house style and all are welcome. Appetizers and beverages will be served. In order to help ICF plan its headcount, please RSVP to (800) or This office will help ICF better serve its members, donors, panel members and other supporters who live in East Idaho. The office will be staffed on alternating weeks and ICF is seeking a volunteer to staff additional hours. We would not have the new office if not for our former Board Chairman Doug Nelson and we thank him for his generosity, ICF President Bob Hoover said. The Idaho Community Foundation assists hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout Idaho in their crucial work of supporting families and seniors, advancing the arts, protecting animals, preserving the environment and much more. In 2009, ICF gave nearly $5 million in grants, scholarships and distributions to schools and charitable organizations from its more than 400 funds. ###

29 July 23, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) Grant requests sought in southeast Idaho by Ifft Foundation Fund POCATELLO The Ifft Foundation Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation is seeking grant requests for projects that will provide landscaping, beautification and public recreation in southeast Idaho. Grant requests will only be considered from the following counties: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power. Eligible applicants include: Tax-exempt organizations with current 501 (c) not-for-profit status under IRS Code Section 170 Governmental agencies or departments Organizations that do not have current federal tax exempt status, but do have a federally qualified tax-exempt federal sponsor To apply, go to the Idaho Community Foundation homepage at and look under Upcoming Deadlines for the guidelines and application. Deadline for submittals is August 15. For more information, the Idaho Community Foundation at or call (208) or (800) The Idaho Community Foundation is Idaho s only statewide public foundation administering funds on behalf of a variety of donors to support Idaho charitable organizations. Its mission is to enrich the quality of life throughout Idaho. ###

30 July 27, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) Idaho Community Foundation announces new board members BOISE The Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) has four new members on its Board of Directors: Bill Berg of Sandpoint, Steven Carr of Idaho Falls, Trent Clark of Soda Springs and Art Rammell of Idaho Falls. I am so pleased that our invitation to join the Idaho Community Foundation Board of Directors has been accepted, ICF President and CEO Bob Hoover said. Each of these new directors has the community involvement and philanthropic goals we seek for our board. Additional information about the newest ICF directors: Bill Berg is a senior partner of Berg & McLaughlin, attorneys at law, and founder and past president of the Panhandle Alliance for Education, Inc., a foundation that has worked with Coldwater Creek to raise over $2 million for local public schools in Bonner County. Trent L. Clark works for Monsanto, an agricultural technology company whose western U.S. manufacturing is based in Soda Springs. He is the regional spokesperson for the company, and represents rural manufacturing on the board of the Idaho Rural Partnership and as chair of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry. He also serves as the president of the Idaho Council on Industry and the Environment. Steven Carr is an attorney and writer. He is the owner of Carr Land and Title Company and past owner of Idaho Title and Trust Company. He is also involved with the International Red Cross and was elected to its highest governing body in He is a member of the National Board of Governors, chairman of the Museum of Idaho s Board of Trustees and chairs the Idaho Falls Arts Council Board. Art Rammell is a partner at the Idaho Falls CPA firm Cooper Norman. He is the Chairman of the CPA Associates International Employee Benefit Services Committee and President of the BYU Management Society Greater Teton Chapter. In addition, he has served as a board member of the Idaho Falls Rotary Club and as treasurer and board member of the Eastern Idaho Technical College Foundation and the Idaho Falls Arts Council. As Treasurer of the Idaho Falls Arts Council, he filled a key role during the planning and construction phases of the Willard Arts Center. The Idaho Community Foundation assists hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout Idaho in their crucial work of supporting families and seniors, advancing the arts, protecting animals, preserving the environment and much more. In 2009, ICF gave

31 nearly $5 million in grants, scholarships and distributions to schools and charitable organizations from its more than 400 funds. ###

32 July 30, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) Shelton Fund in ICF offers grants for Valley County projects BOISE The Perc H. Shelton and Gladys A. Pospisil Shelton Foundation Advised Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) is currently accepting grant applications for projects that benefit Valley County. Organizations don t have to be based in Valley County, but projects must benefit Valley County. Deadline to apply is Sept. 1. For more information or to apply, visit or ICF Development Officer Lauren Carlson at or call (208) The Shelton Fund was created in 2005 from a family foundation started by the Sheltons, who were long-time McCall residents. Distributions are made primarily to nonprofit charitable organizations and government entities, including schools. Recommendations about which applicants will receive funding will be made by the trustees of the Shelton Foundation who are advisors to the fund. The final decision will be made by the ICF Board of Directors. Last year, nearly $29,500 was granted to 20 organizations. Last year s recipients were: Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs Idaho Meth Project Idaho Music Workshops Idaho Public Television Foundation Idaho Shakespeare Festival Log Cabin Literary Center Long Valley Families in Crisis McCall Arts & Humanities Council McCall Fire Protection District McCall Memorial Hospital Foundation McCall Senior Center McCall-Donnelly Education Foundation National Inventors Hall of Fame Payette Lakes Community Association Payette Lakes Ski Club Second Chance Grace Ministries

33 Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary St. Andrew s Episcopal Church University of Idaho Foundation Valley County Perc and Gladys Shelton opened one of the earliest real estate offices in McCall in the 1940s and operated it together until the1980s. Mrs. Shelton died in 2000, just before her 82 nd birthday. Mr. Shelton died in the mid-1990s. Mrs. Shelton was well known in the community through her many years of service as a home economics and English teacher at Donnelly-McCall High School (later moved and renamed McCall-Donnelly High School). ICF also has the Perc H. Shelton and Gladys A. Pospisil Shelton Foundation Scholarship Fund, which benefits graduates of the high school. The Idaho Community Foundation assists hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout Idaho in their crucial work of supporting families and seniors, advancing the arts, protecting animals, preserving the environment and much more. In 2009, ICF gave nearly $5 million in grants, scholarships and distributions to schools and charitable organizations from its more than 400 funds. The Idaho Community Foundation assists hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout Idaho in their crucial work of supporting families and seniors, advancing the arts, protecting animals, preserving the environment and much more. In 2009, ICF gave nearly $5 million in grants, scholarships and distributions to schools and charitable organizations from its more than 400 funds. ###

34 Aug. 11, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) Save the Date: ICF partners with Idaho Women s Charitable Foundation BOISE The Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) and the Idaho Women s Charitable Foundation (IWCF) are working together on IWCF s Fall Symposium which will be held on Oct. 7 in the BSU Jordan Ballroom. Workshops will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and lunch and keynote address from Paola Gianturco will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost for the workshops and lunch is $50. Paola Gianturco is a photojournalist, documentary photographer, author, speaker and women s advocate who shares intimate images and stories of inspiring women all over the world through her work. She has published four acclaimed photo books in the last nine years which motivate her readers to engage with, learn from and support women around the world. Guests can attend the workshops and enjoy a served luncheon, or attend the lunch only. The Boise State Bookstore will coordinate sales of Gianturco s books and attendees will be able to have them signed by the author after her keynote address. We are very pleased to be able to help sponsor an esteemed philanthropist like Paola Gianturco, said ICF President Bob Hoover. IWCF is a well-respected giving circle and for them to be able to attract Paola is an honor for all of us. For more information go to: ###

35 EDITORS: For more information about the projects in your community that will be funded by the ICF grants, please call or Jennifer Oxley. Aug. 31, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) ICF grants more than $90,000 in east Idaho BOISE The Idaho Community Foundation s Eastern Regional Grants Panel has selected 63 east Idaho nonprofit organizations to receive more than $90,000 through its competitive grant cycle. Grant recipients are from the following counties: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bonneville, Butte, Caribou, Custer, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Oneida, Power and Teton. Money for the grants comes from ICF s Eastern Region Greatest Need Fund, which receives money from numerous ICF funds designated to benefit east Idaho. Nonprofit organizations can apply for grants of up to $5,000 through the competitive grant cycle. The Eastern Regional Grants Panel, which includes representatives from each east Idaho county, meets every July to review the applications and make recommendations. The ICF Board of Directors makes the final decision about the grants. This year there were 171 applications requesting more than $670,000. Grants are awarded in the areas of arts & culture, education, emergency services, health, libraries, conservation/environment, public projects, recreation, and social services. The job of the Eastern Regional Grants Panel is a difficult one because each of these organizations has a compelling reason for needing a grant, said Bob Hoover, president and CEO of ICF. I am impressed by how the panel balances these requests with the available dollars to make sure that the greatest needs of the region are truly being addressed. ICF runs competitive grant cycles to address the greatest needs in east, north and southwest Idaho. ICF has more than 400 funds, including Greatest Need funds for each region. Donations to a Greatest Need fund stay in the designated region. To donate to the Eastern Region Greatest Need Fund, go to click on Donate Now, click on Donate to a Fund of Your Choice, and select Eastern Region Greatest Need Fund from the dropdown menu. This year s grant recipients are: Bannock County

36 Bright Tomorrows, Inc. $1,000 to purchase two laptop computers, two sets of speakers and 170 Stewards of Children workbooks to provide child sexual abuse prevention trainings throughout southeastern Idaho LadyBird Farms $1,000 to develop and support an educational farm apprenticeship program for underserved and at-risk youth Society of St. Vincent de Paul $1,000 to support the high demand of individuals and families requesting services from the social service program Idaho State-Civic Symphony Association, Inc. $2,000 to provide children s concerts for students in the upper elementary grades in Bannock, Power, Bingham and Caribou counties Family Services Alliance of Southeast Idaho $2,000 to fund a preschool experience for community children and their parents with emphasis in creative art and music Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs, Inc. $2,000 to provide camperships for eight kids and young adults with type 1 diabetes from the eastern region counties for the 2010 summer camps Idaho Foodbank Warehouse, Inc. $2,000 to partially underwrite the cost of providing weekly backpacks filled with six nutritious meals to children in eastern Idaho Silver Sage Girl Scout Council, Inc. $2,000 to pay for program supplies for the Girl Scouts Girls Beyond Bars program at the Pocatello Women s Correctional Facility Log Cabin Literary Center, Inc. $2,749 to underwrite scholarships which will allow Fort Hall Reservation students to participate in writing and reading, promoting active, creative and imaginative writing experiences Bear Lake County National Oregon Trail Center $550 to purchase equipment to train disabled employees Bear Lake Middle School $1,000 to purchase interactive whiteboard technology to be used for seventh-grade language arts classroom instruction Bear Lake Valley Health Care Foundation $1,000 to fund a new venipuncture and injection arm, skin and vein replacement kit, artificial blood, a pediatric training arm kit and a geriatric training arm for the hospital Bonneville County Ammon Elementary School $500 to expand school library books selections for upper elementary and fund a take-home literacy program Rocky Mountain Middle School $720 to purchase books for a school wide reading program

37 Ucon Elementary School $900 to buy books and incentives for literacy programs and events taking place over the next two years Idaho Falls Youth Arts Centre, Inc. $1,000 to further the Arts Education Partnership and After School Program and scholarship program for needy families, and the mentorship program to inspire, educate and encourage youth in the performing arts Regence Caring Foundation for Children, Inc. $1,000 to provide access to dental care for low-income, uninsured children living in east Idaho Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership $1,000 to buy part of the cabinets and counters for Haven teaching kitchen, pantry and child activity area Judicial District VII CASA Program, Inc. $1,000 to provide a trained qualified CASA volunteer and pro bono attorney to abused and neglected children in the court system Senior Citizens Community Center, Inc. $1,000 to replace worn and broken tables Shepherd s Inn Corporation $1,000 to continue providing up to 12 free comprehensive services for teens and young women experiencing a crisis pregnancy American Legion Boys State, Inc. $1,500 to send high school juniors from throughout southeast Idaho to Idaho Boys State First Book $1,500 to provide grants to reading programs that serve low-income families so that they may purchase low cost, high quality books for children to develop home libraries Help, Inc. $1,500 to buy advertising, a projector, screen, educational materials and workbooks for the Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training The Salvation Army $1,500 to purchase freezers Idaho Falls Symphony Society, Inc. $2,000 to sponsor 30 complimentary in-school educational programs by Idaho Falls Symphony string, brass, and woodwind ensembles Strings for Kids, Inc. $2,000 to provide violins, accessories, repairs, instruction, replacement items and printed material for children who are participating in the Strings for Kids program during the fall 2010-spring 2011 school year The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, Inc. $2,000 to take exhibit-based art processes into elementary school classrooms in east Idaho, bring students back to the museum for guided tours and lessons, and offer quarterly free family days to the public Snake River Animal Shelter, Inc. $2,000 to purchase entry gates for the SRAS dog park to be constructed in 2010 Butte County Wish Upon A Star $2,000 to purchase and install toddler/preschool-appropriate playground equipment for the second phase of the Bottolfsen Park playground

38 Caribou County Caribou County Community Orchestra $480 to purchase new music to add to the library North Gem Education Foundation $547 to provide a video camera and DVD player for the music department North Gem School District 149 Education Foundation Inc. $1,000 to repair and professionally clean musical instruments owned by the school and to purchase new instruments to replace the ones that cannot be repaired Soda Springs High School $1,000 to purchase fiction books for the media center Grace Joint School District #148 $1,595 to purchase Discovery Education Streaming for the junior and senior high school Friends of the Soda Springs Public Library $2,000 to purchase library materials toward starting a community outreach program in Soda Springs Custer County Challis Arts Council, Inc. $1,000 to pay for a new gallery floor and display pedestals in the MadDog Gallery Veterans of Custer County Memorial, Inc. $1,000 to upgrade equipment in the VCCM office Challis Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. $2,000 to operate North Custer Radio including license fees, repairs and replacement of analog translator Franklin County Sixth Judicial District CASA Program, Inc. $1,000 to buy a laptop, 30 training manuals, 30 FBI background checks, 1,000 brochures and to partially fund mileage costs associated with one vehicle traveling to 41 community meetings and five guardian ad litem trainings held throughout southeast Idaho West Side School District #202 $1,080 to purchase sewing machines for the Family and Consumer Science Department at West Side High School Franklin County Home Health and Hospice $1,290 to buy equipment to care for hospice and home health clients Franklin County Medical Center $1,380 to buy equipment to assist nursing staff in treating hypothermic patients Franklin County Reading Association $1,500 to purchase books for the school district, developmental preschools, special education classes and Head Start 0-5

39 Franklin County Medical Center Nursing Home $1,500 to buy equipment to enhance activities for nursing home residents Preston Community Food Pantry $2,000 to contribute to the construction of a building to house food storage and sorting capabilities with perishable and frozen food storage facilities Fremont County Fremont County School District 215 $1,535 to buy two laptops, an LCD projector, a wireless router and a digital compound light microscope North Fremont High School $2,000 to purchase uniforms, percussion equipment and a new banner City of Ashton $2,133 to upgrade the Community Center kitchen to meet certification requirements of the Idaho Food Code Jefferson County West Jefferson Senior Citizens, Inc. $1,100 to purchase two new windows and window blinds Rigby Police Department $1,300 to purchase electronic equipment for the training/class room Hamer Elementary School $2,250 to purchase the Elmo TT-02RX Teacher s Tool for each classroom Lemhi County Lemhi County 4H Program $1,500 to fund support staff to coordinate volunteers, oversee and facilitate the project and to provide meals, supply costs and enrollment fees for low-income youth Salmon Idaho Lodge No. 1620, Chartered Elks $2,500 to help with phase one of the Salmon Elk s Lodge facility improvement project to help provide new, energy efficient windows and doors for the facility Madison County Idaho Federation of Families for Children s Mental Health $2,000 to recruit and train parents who will serve as peer-to-peer mentors for other parents navigating the children s mental health system The Madison Education Foundation $3,000 to purchase a new grand piano for Madison High School in Rexburg Oneida County

40 Malad Elementary School $700 to purchase two television sets to be shared by the eight classrooms in grades K-2 Malad Elementary School $2,000 to buy asphalt for a new one-way drop-off/pick-up driveway Malad Middle School $1,480 to purchase six ceiling-mounted projectors for classrooms Oneida Crisis Center, Inc. $1,500 to help provide counseling for victims of violence especially young children and women, provide educational presentations at local schools and other community- and faith-based venues, and help with general operational expenses at the shelter facility Power County American Falls School District #381 $1,000 to purchase a 100-inch cinema screen, portable sound system and two video cameras Power County Search & Rescue $1,000 to buy equipment for Search and Rescue Dive Team to allow voice communication between the divers and the surface Teton County Teton Valley Education Foundation $1,000 to partially fund the Volunteer Literacy Tutor Program ###

41 Sept. 8, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) Tickets still available for IWCF Fall Symposium BOISE The Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) and the Idaho Women s Charitable Foundation (IWCF) are working together on IWCF s Fall Symposium which will be held on Oct. 7 in the BSU Jordan Ballroom. Workshops will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m., with registration starting at 9:00 a.m. Lunch and keynote address from Paola Gianturco will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost for the workshops and lunch is $50. Paola Gianturco is a photojournalist, documentary photographer, author, speaker and women s advocate who shares intimate images and stories of inspiring women all over the world through her work. She has published four acclaimed photo books in the last nine years which motivate her readers to engage with, learn from and support women around the world. Guests can attend the workshops and enjoy a served luncheon, or attend the lunch only. The Boise State Bookstore will coordinate sales of Gianturco s books and attendees will be able to have them signed by the author after her keynote address. We are very pleased to be able to help sponsor an esteemed philanthropist like Paola Gianturco, said ICF President Bob Hoover. IWCF is a well-respected giving circle and for them to be able to attract Paola is an honor for all of us. For more information go to: ###

42 Oct. 13, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) ICF announces Ifft Foundation Fund grant recipients IDAHO FALLS The Ifft Foundation Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) will provide $86,756 in grants to 12 projects in southeast Idaho. Recipients are: City of Pocatello $10,000 to help pay for construction of the new grizzly bear exhibit water feature at the zoo. Health West, Inc. $1,148 to xeriscape (landscape) the new Aberdeen Health West clinic. Marsh Valley Performing Arts Committee (Arimo) $4,600 to purchase spotlights for the auditorium. Oneida County Library (Malad) $5,000 to start an afterschool program and promote literacy for school age youth, grades kindergarten through fifth-grade. Oneida Crisis Center, Inc. (Malad) $4,908 to enhance the beauty of the shelter addition by providing vinyl siding for the outside, flooring for the children s therapy room and to replace and expand the sprinkler system in front of the shelter facility. Pocatello Arts Council $9,500 to complete phase IV of the five-phase Japanese Garden project at the Pocatello Airport. Portneuf Greenway Foundation, Inc. (Pocatello) $10,000 to build a fence and pave the Abraszewski Trail. Rotary Club of Montpelier $8,000 to improve the city parks in Montpelier. South Bannock Library District (Downey) $10,000 (with proven match) to create an attractive, fenced reading garden attached to the new branch library in McCammon. The Academy Inc. (Pocatello) $3,600 to beautify the school property by planting flowers and trees with student participation through the science classes. The Chesterfield Foundation, Inc. (Bancroft) $10,000 to begin restoring the 1887 Moses Muir House back to its original state. Three Rivers Resource Conservation & Development Council (Pocatello) $10,000 to install an automatic sprinkler system for the 18th tee box of the

43 Hazard Creek Golf Course and to terrace, landscape, and build a waterfall between the 18th tee box and Hazard Creek Nick Ifft was the publisher of the Idaho State Journal newspaper in Pocatello from 1966 until He and his wife Sara Ifft established a family foundation in 1984 to provide grants to benefit projects in Southeastern Idaho and the Greater Pocatello area. The Ifft Foundation was moved to the Idaho Community Foundation in Nick Ifft died in The Idaho Community Foundation takes applications for grants from the Ifft Foundation Fund year-round. Grant requests are considered from Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power counties. Applications must be submitted no later than March 15 for the spring grant cycle or Aug. 15 for the fall grant cycle. For more information go to The Idaho Community Foundation assists hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout Idaho in their crucial work of supporting families and seniors, advancing the arts, protecting animals, preserving the environment and much more. In 2009, ICF gave nearly $5 million in grants, scholarships and distributions to schools and charitable organizations from its more than 400 funds. ###

44 Jan. 7, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) ICF awards nearly $200,000 in grants in Southwest Idaho The Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) recently recognized 118 nonprofit organizations in southwest Idaho that received almost than $219,000 in grants from ICF this year. Thanks to our more than 900 Idaho Community Foundation members, we have been able to provide grants to deserving agencies in southwest Idaho to enrich the lives of people in this community and others around the state, President Bob Hoover said. Ada County grant recipients included: Idaho Foodbank Warehouse, Inc., which received $4,000 to partially underwrite the cost of purchasing and transporting weekend meals to chronically hungry children in the Treasure Valley who participate in the Backpack Program. The Backpack Program provides nutritious food to children who rely on school meals as their primary source of nutrition. The children receive food for two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners and two snacks on Fridays to take home with them for the weekend. The program makes a critical difference in the lives of many children who face the dual challenge of both poverty and having an inadequate supply of food at home, said Karen Vauk, president and CEO of the Idaho Foodbank. The meals are designed by a dietician and foodbank staff to meet nutritional requirements and be kid friendly. Dress for Success Boise, Inc., which received $1,500 to purchase plus-size clothing and shoes for women, and undergarments, shoes and socks for children through the Kids Kloset. Dress for Success provides women transitioning back into the workforce with appropriate interview attire including a suit, blouse, shoes, jewelry and other items. Women are also offered interview tips including posture, hygiene, makeup and how to give a firm handshake. Dress for Success also runs the Kids Kloset, which is staffed by youth ages and provides clothing, shoes and undergarments to approximately 500 children per year. Many of these women have the skills, training and desire necessary to enter the workforce, however they are greatly disadvantaged when faced with a job interview in this competitive arena, said Arlene Hardy, business manager for Dress for Success. They lack the resources to purchase proper attire and are often the first to be screened out by potential employers looking for ways to eliminate candidates.

45 The Learning Lab, Inc., which received $2,000 for scholarships for adults and their children. The grant will fund the Family Literacy, Adult Basic Skills and English Language Learner programs, which provide education for low-income adults who struggle with reading, writing and math, and with preschool and brain development activities for their young children. 90 percent of Learning Lab students have low or very low incomes and 50 percent are unemployed at the time of admission. It costs an average of $250 per month for a student to attend classes, but no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Our programs are not a quick fix, but address a major root cause of poverty, crime, child abuse and poor health, said Ann Heilman, executive director of the Learning Lab. When our students learn, self-confidence improves. They participate more at work and in our schools and communities and they can become better providers and better parents. Blaine County grant recipients included: Blaine County Hunger Coalition, Inc., which received $3,375 to help feed the growing number of hungry individuals and families in Blaine County. The Hunger Coalition is the only food bank in the area and provides food three times a week to about 200 families in Carey, Bellevue, Hailey and Ketchum. Jeanne Liston, executive director of the Hunger Coalition, said requests for assistance in 2008 were triple those in To date, the Hunger Coalition had has provided over 130,000 meals in We are very proud of our programs because they are a long-term investment in the health of those served, especially children, Liston said. Our goal is to break the cycle of poverty and ensure that our clients children do not experience the same need they suffered and help these children grow into healthy and productive members of our community. Blaine County Recreation District (BCRD), which received $5,000 to increase the Aquatic Center s ability to serve people with physical disabilities by improving accessibility and equipment. The Aquatic Center has made many improvements to its facility in recent years and is a popular with children and adults, but Jim Keating, executive director of BCRD said they d like to continue to improve their services by purchasing an aquatic lift to assist physically disabled people with getting to and from the pool as well as in and out of it. Recently the BCRD Aquatic Center has teamed up with Sun Valley Adaptive Sports to coordinate a Special Olympics Swim Team, Keating said. This fantastic experience has further opened our eyes to the possibilities for expanding partnerships to include the entire disabled community.

46 Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF), which received $3,600 to pay the salary of two licensed coaches to provide affordable after-school learn to alpine ski programs at Rotarun in Hailey for local second- through fifth-grade students. This project is a partnership with the Blaine County Recreation District. SVSEF estimates that 44 percent of elementary school students in Blaine County have never skied because of cost and accessibility. We live in a ski resort, but children are not able to take advantage of their natural surroundings because by the time they leave school, drive miles to the resort, change and get on the lift, the day is over, said Don Wiseman, executive director of SVSEF. By partnering with BCRD we can make our program more affordable and accessible and by using Rotarun ski area we can reduce the cost of lift access and minimize transportation distances. Canyon County recipients included: WITCO, Inc., which received a $3,000 grant to develop a personalized career planning curriculum to assist individuals with disabilities who have lost jobs or cannot find employment. M.C. Niland, president of WITCO, said referrals to WITCO are at their highest level in 35 years due to the difficult economy. The economic downturn has had a particularly negative effect on adults with disabilities, Niland said. This is not a reflection of their performance as employees, but rather speaks to difficulties in multi-tasking and cross training. Hands of Hope Northwest, Inc., which received a $2,000 grant to purchase wheelchairs, walkers and other durable medical equipment to loan to lowincome people, especially hospital patients who aren t allowed to return home until they have the proper equipment. We strive to keep up with the ever increasing volume of requests that we are receiving, Elizabeth Murtland, executive director of Hands of Hope Northwest, said. At any given time there are more than 400 items out on loan to those in need in the surrounding communities. The Mentoring Network, Inc., which received $1,500 to sponsor school-based mentoring matches for elementary and middle school students in Parma, Homedale and Nampa. The Mentoring Network provides training and support to adults to become mentors to students who need positive role models, positive relationships with adults, and extra support and affirmation. Mentors can help students understand their potential, believe their strengths and self-worth, and validate them as individuals as they spend time together in a variety of activities, Donna Shines, executive director of The Mentoring Network, said. Gem County grant recipients included:

47 Project Starfish, Inc., which received $2,500 to provide scholarship grants through the Youth Action Council (YAC) to young people in Gem County who want to attend educational, athletic, cultural or community camps or functions. YAC, which is comprised of junior high and high school students, review scholarship applications and decide on awards. This grant will provide a chance for students to attend a camp or activity they otherwise wouldn t able to afford, said Project Starfish treasurer Greg Himes. Also, letting YAC members decide to whom to award scholarships gives the youth of Gem County the opportunity to grow in the experience and see how their community invests in them. Emmett Public Library, which received $2,600 to update the children s area. The grant will allow the library to update the space to be more family friendly and diversify its children s programming by offering an additional program and expanding curriculum. The children s area has not been updated since the library was built in It will now feature educational displays, new computers and areas for families to gather. Our family area of the library is overdue for a facelift, said Alyce Kelley, library director. These enhancements will make our children s area not just a place to get things, but also a place to be. We want our library to be a place where families like to linger. Black Canyon High School, which received $1,580 to buy school uniform shirts for students enrolling at Black Canyon High School. An ICF friend who has a fund at ICF was so impressed by Black Canyon s project that she donated an additional $500 for a total of $2,080. Black Canyon is an alternative high school and at least 79 percent of its students come from low-income families. The school adopted a uniform dress code to improve student behavior, promote school identity and provide a safer school environment. With the uniforms we hope that students will concentrate on academics as well as social skills because of the lack of visual distractions, said Stephen Joyner, administrator at the school. Uniforms will give the students a sense of pride and belonging to Black Canyon High School and the community. Magic Valley grant recipients included: Hospice Visions, Inc., which received $1,000 to purchase a camera, editing equipment and technical support for its Teen Volunteer Program to produce Life Legacy videos for patients and their families. Youth involved in the program will have an opportunity to record interviews with WWII veterans, immigrants, settlers and other Magic Valley residents. A hospice is a classroom like no other and this grant will benefit our clients and local students, said Heidi Walker, community outreach coordinator of Hospice Visions. Older people need purpose and meaning in their lives. Offering life

48 lessons and connecting with the world gives them that. And teens will be able to provide a meaningful service and a chance to connect with caring adults, which improves their self esteem. La Posada, Inc., which received $3,000 to provide one-time emergency assistance to families for food, clothing, shelter, utility bills, medical bills or household items. Requests for assistance from La Posada have increased from 277 at this time last year to 348 so far this year. La Posada also provides Christmas baskets containing food, clothing and children s toys to families in need. Without grant funds, we would not be able to provide Christmas baskets to those who have few resources with which to celebrate the holidays with their children, said Sister RoseMary Boessen, executive director of La Posada. We try never to turn away someone who is truly in need and these grant funds provide the means to accomplish this. Kimberly School District, which received $1,000 for art supplies and a part-time teacher for after-school art lessons for rural, underprivileged and at-risk children in the Kimberly School District. The Kimberly School District has 45 percent of its elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance and is not able to provide art classes to its students. Many of our students don t have the opportunities for private art lessons, art supplies in their homes, or visits to galleries and museums, said Linda Reese, director of special programs for the Kimberly School District. Children in grade school are at an age when the brain is most adept at refining the skills needed to develop artistic talent. The Idaho Community Foundation works to enrich the quality of life for Idahoans using the 3G s: Gathering funds from groups, foundations and individual donors locally, regionally and nationally, and helping them create charitable funds that meet their philanthropic goals. Growing the funds through prudent, carefully considered, long-term investments to create a permanent endowment to fulfill donors charitable objectives, meet the greatest needs in our communities, and support philanthropy in Idaho. Granting funds to nonprofit organizations, public and private K-12 and higher education institutions, and to cities and counties for a broad variety of worthwhile and critical projects statewide. ###

49 EDITORS: For more information about the projects in your community that will be funded by the ICF grants, please call or Jennifer Oxley. May 17, 2010 Contact: Jennifer Oxley Communication Director Idaho Community Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (208) ICF grants more than $111,000 in North Idaho BOISE The Idaho Community Foundation s Northern Regional Grants Panel has selected 77 North Idaho nonprofit organizations to receive more than $111,000 through its competitive grant cycle. Grant recipients are from each of the counties represented in ICF s North Idaho region: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone. Money for the grants comes from ICF s Greatest Need fund for North Idaho. Nonprofit organizations can apply for grants of up to $5,000 through the competitive grant cycle. The Northern Regional Grants Panel, which includes representatives from each North Idaho county, meets every April to review the applications and make recommendations. The ICF Board of Directors makes the final decision about the grants. This year there were 168 applications requesting more than $680,000. Grants are awarded in the areas of arts & culture, education, emergency services, health, libraries, conservation/environment, public projects, recreation, and social services. The job of the Northern Regional Grants Panel is a difficult one because each of these organizations has a compelling reason for needing a grant, said Bob Hoover, president and CEO of ICF. I am impressed by how the panel balances these requests with the available dollars to make sure that the greatest needs of the region are truly being addressed. ICF runs competitive grant cycles to address the greatest needs in every region of Idaho. ICF has more than 400 funds, including Greatest Need funds for each region. Donations to a Greatest Need fund stay in the designated region. To donate to the Northern Region Greatest Need Fund, go to click on Donate Now, and select Northern Region Greatest Need Fund from the dropdown menu. This year s grant recipients are: Arts & Culture Community Building Partners, Inc. (Kootenai) $1,000 Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association, Inc. (Latah) $1,000 Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society (Lewis) $1,000 Two Degrees Northwest: Where Art Meets the Land (Latah) $1,000

50 University of Idaho Foundation, Inc. (Latah) $1,000 Education Arts Alliance, Inc. (Bonner) $500 Boundary County 4H (Boundary) $1,000 Boundary County Historical Society (Boundary) $1,000 Camas Prairie Pre-School (Idaho) $730 Camp Fire Inland Northwest Council (Kootenai) $4,000 Clearwater Youth Alliance (Clearwater) $600 Festival at Sandpoint (Bonner) $1,000 First Book Kootenai County (Kootenai) $5,000 First Presbyterian Church (Kootenai) $4,185 Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (Kootenai) $3,477 Highland Joint School District #305 (Lewis) $500 Idaho Youth Ranch/Anchor House (Kootenai) $1,723 Junior Achievement of the Inland Northwest (Kootenai) $3,000 Juvenile Corrections Center Lewiston (Nez Perce) $1,000 Kamiah Joint School District #304 (Lewis) $792 Lakes Middle School (Kootenai) $4,139 Lewiston Day Treatment Program (Nez Perce) $1,000 National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (Kootenai) $5,000 Northstar Child Development Center (Kootenai) $4,450 Orofino High School (Clearwater) $1,500 Palouse Suzuki Strings (Latah) $470 Shoshone County Fire Cooperative (Shoshone) $800 St. Maries Joint School District #41 $1,000 TESH, Inc. (Kootenai) $3,000 West Ridge Elementary (Kootenai) $4,139 Emergency Services Glenwood Caribel Volunteer Fire District, Inc. (Idaho) $1,200 Idaho County Food Bank (Idaho) $500 North Idaho Back Country Medical Rescue Team (Clearwater) $1,000 Health Benewah Community Hospital (Benewah) $2,778 Clearwater Valley Hospitals and Clinics (Clearwater) $2,778 Coeur d Alene Homes (Kootenai) $1,500 Community Cancer Services (Bonner) $2,779 Hospice of Benewah County (Benewah) $700 Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight and Hearing (Bonner) $1,500 Regence Caring Foundation for Children (Kootenai) $1,000 Shoshone County Community Health Clinic (Shoshone) $2,500 Snake River Community Clinic (Nez Perce) $2,500 St. Maries Volunteer Community Clinic, Inc. (Benewah) $2,500 Syringa General Hospital (Idaho) $1,200 Libraries City of Kellogg (Shoshone) $900 Clearwater County Free Library District (Clearwater) $820 Clearwater Memorial Public Library (Clearwater) $1,000

51 Coeur d Alene Public Library Foundation, Inc. (Kootenai) $1,000 Grangeville Centennial Library (Idaho) $1,000 Lewiston Library (Nez Perce) $1,000 Prairie Community Library (Idaho) $1,000 Conservation/Environment Latah Soil & Water Conservation District (Latah) $500 Public Projects Idaho County Recycling (Idaho) $2,000 Museum of Winchester History (Lewis) $1,000 Prichard/Murray Volunteer Fire Department $500 University of Idaho Foundation (Boundary) $600 Recreation Association for Handicapped Recreation (Kootenai) $500 Troy Recreation Outreach for Youth (Latah) $500 Upper Clearwater Community Foundation (Lewis) $1,000 Social Services Backyard Harvest (Latah) $500 Bonner Community Food Center (Bonner) $750 Catholic Charities of Idaho (Kootenai) $1,000 Community Action Agency (Nez Perce) $1,000 Evergreen Food Bank (Idaho) $1,500 Family Promise of Lewis-Clark Valley (Nez Perce) $500 First Judicial District CASA Program, Inc. (Benewah) $1,000 Fresh Start (Kootenai) $1,000 Idaho Foodbank Warehouse, Inc. (Idaho) $750 J-K Good Samaritan Food Bank (Latah) $500 JK Senior Meals (Latah) $500 Kinderhaven, Inc. (Bonner) $1,500 Memorial Community Center (Bonner) $500 Plummer Senior Meal Program (Benewah) $500 Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) (Lewis) $500 Project Safe Place (Kootenai) $1,000 Second Judicial District CASA Program, Inc. (Clearwater) $1,000 WhitePine School District (Latah) $750 ###

52 YMCA dedicates new camp at Horsethief Reservoir Hundreds of people attended the first flag raising and campfire of the newest YMCA camp built west of the Mississippi in more than 60 years the Treasure Valley Family YMCA s new camp at Horsethief Reservoir near Cascade. One of ICF s founders, John Fery, and his wife Dee were co-chairs of the $17.5 million fundraising effort. Fery shared a little bit of his connection to the YMCA at the ceremony. Raised in Seattle by a single mom who worked full time, Fery said The Y was a mother on weekdays after school and a father on Saturdays. From third grade on, the Y was my home away from home. I owe so much to the Y for the role they played in my development. The picturesque camp spans more than 400 acres and includes an archery range, zip line and a climbing wall shaped like Idaho, in addition to modern traditional amenities like 14-bed cabins with attached bathrooms and showers, docks and canoes, and a large openair gazebo with outdoor fireplace. Fundraising is still ongoing to construct a main lodge and playing fields. The other co-chairs were Tim and Mary Wilcomb whose son Cooper died in 2001 in a snowboarding accident. A plaque honoring the roles of the Ferys, Wilcomb and YMCA Executive Director Jim Everett and his wife Linda was unveiled at the flag raising. ICF funds played an important role in the camp construction. Nearly $225,000 was given to the Y from seven funds, including $160,000 from the Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund and $20,000 from the Perc H. Shelton and Gladys A. Pospisil Shelton Foundation Advised Fund. Other donations came from the Pat and Lisa McMurray Family Fund, Carol MacGregor, Ph.D. Philanthropic Gift Fund, H.R. and Betty Weston Fund, The Cathy R. Silak and Nicholas G. Miller Family Fund, and Brad and Teresa Little Philanthropic Gift Fund. Lt. Governor Brad Little attended the camp s grand opening and said he had long been familiar with the area where the camp is located. I used to run cattle through here even before the reservoir was here and wished I could share the beauty of it with others, he said. Now that s become a reality and it s a wonderful asset for our children. John Fery agreed with Little about the influence the YMCA can have on the lives of children.