East Idaho- F.M., Anne G., and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation Fund Grant
Idaho Community Foundation (ICF)
Next predicted deadline: May 1, 2024
Later predicted deadlines: Nov 1, 2024
Grant amount: US $3,000 - US $10,000
Fields of work: Art Education Music Education Artist Training & Development Arts / Culture Access & Participation Art & Culture
Applicant type: Nonprofit, Government Entity
Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach, Training / Capacity Building
Location of project: Counties in Idaho: Bannock County, Bear Lake County, Bingham County, Caribou County, Franklin County, Oneida County, Power County Show all
Location of residency: Counties in Idaho: Bannock County, Bear Lake County, Bingham County, Caribou County, Franklin County, Oneida County, Power County Show all
About the F.M., Anne G., and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation Fund
The F.M., Anne G., and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation (commonly referred to as the “Bistline Family Foundation”) was founded by Beverly Bistline of Pocatello to pay special tribute to her parents and their commitment to the arts, as well as to further her own support within the field. Beverly was a former state legislator, a veteran who served in the US Navy during and shortly after World War II and an attorney who was the 26th woman admitted to the Idaho State Bar. She passed away in October 2010.
Beverly held a firm belief that the artistic growth of a community was as important as its economic growth, and she became well known in and around Pocatello for her commitment to the arts. During her lifetime, she supported many organizations and projects such as the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, Idaho State University and the Idaho State-Civic Symphony. Even after her passing, Beverly will continue to support arts in southeastern Idaho through the F.M., Anne G., and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation, a donor-advised fund managed by the Idaho Community Foundation.
Grants are given to support arts activities that will provide entertainment or art-related education to the general public and/or support the education, skills training, performance or display opportunities for local artists in Bannock, Bingham, Bear Lake, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power counties.
Grants may fall under two categories:
- Grants to support arts activities that will provide entertainment or art-related education to the general public.
- Such grants may support programs, classes, performances, concerts, exhibits, seminars and other arts activities that engage members of the community in general.
- Grants of this type may, for example, help organizations acquire or repair musical instruments; acquire, repair, restore or improve performance and training facilities; pay fees and expenses associated with bringing out of town artists and performers into town to perform or offer training and educational experiences to local artists; or help pay costs of producing a performance or program.
- Grants to support the education, skills training, performance or display opportunities for local artists.
- These grants may include helping an organization provide scholarships for local artists to attend a training, education program or performance either locally or out of town.
- Scholarships must be determined by the organization in a non-discriminatory fashion and should take into account financial need.
The Bistline Foundation tends to have many more requests for funds than it has funds available. One of the ways to address this deficit is to use funds available for grants as seed money to support proposals which appear to have the ability, over the course of a few years, to become self-supporting either through developing a strong base of local charitable support or though ticket sales. While this is never the only criteria that we utilize in determining which grant applications are approved, an organization with the ability to satisfy this criteria should include an appropriate explanation in its application of its plan for becoming self-sustaining.
Awards typically range from $3,000 - $10,000, though larger requests will be considered.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Organizations must meet one of the three following criteria:
- Organizations with a 501c3 nonprofit status under IRS code 170
- Public educational institutions
- Government entities including local governments and libraries
- Organizations and entities must be located in (or serving residents in) one or more of the following counties:
- Bannock, Bingham, Bear Lake, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power
- Bonner County Fund for Arts Enhancement
- Bonner County Human Rights Task Force Fund (North Idaho)
- Chobani Community Impact Fund
- Forever Idaho Grant Program - Northern Region
- Forever Idaho Regional Grant Program - Eastern Region
- Forever Idaho Regional Grant Program - Southwestern and South Central Region
- Idaho Future Fund - Eastern Region
- Idaho Future Fund Grant - Southwest & South Central Region
- Idaho Future Fund - Northern Region
- Ifft Foundation Fund
- North Idaho- Junior Garnier & Bud Ashford Military Veterans Fund Grant
- Perc H. Shelton and Gladys A. Pospisil Shelton Foundation Advised Fund
- Statewide- Student Loan Fund of Idaho Education Fund
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