Forever Idaho Regional Grant Program - Eastern Region

Idaho Community Foundation (ICF)

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Predicted deadline: Jun 15, 2024

Grant amount: Up to US $25,000

Fields of work: Environmental Conservation Art & Culture Environment Education Community/Public Safety Library Services Community Development & Revitalization Human & Social Services Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Recreation Health & Medicine Civic Affairs Show all

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit, Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Idaho: Bannock County, Bear Lake County, Bingham County, Bonneville County, Butte County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in Idaho: Bannock County, Bear Lake County, Bingham County, Bonneville County, Butte County Show all

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NOTE: Most grants will range between $3,000-$8,000.

Idaho Community Foundation

Since 1988, ICF has been in Idaho working with generous people who want to give to trusted, deserving organizations. With local staff, three offices throughout the state (Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls), and grant opportunities for each of Idaho’s 44 counties, we know our communities. A gift through ICF lasts forever. Let us show you how.  

For Idaho’s charitable individuals and families, ICF provides a wide variety of fully tax-deductible options to support a cherished cause, community or organization now and forever. ICF is the only statewide nonprofit that invests the funds it receives to provide a brighter future for Idahoans tomorrow and forever.   

For Idaho’s nonprofits, ICF provides a source of local knowledge about the critical issues they face, and can connect them to donors and partners who can help. ICF also provides a streamlined grant process that offers financial support of nonprofit projects and initiatives through the generosity of our fund creators.

Forever Idaho Regional Grant Program: Eastern Region

The Forever Idaho Regional Grant Program connects passionate donors with community needs for maximum impact. It is funded through the generosity of donors who recognize that the needs within communities and among nonprofits are constantly changing. They have entrusted ICF with the flexibility to forever meet those needs.

The Forever Idaho program gives priority to organizations working in one of ICF’s Areas of Impact. Please read below for additional context, as applicants will be asked to self-select the Area of Impact in which you’re working:

Family Homelessness and Basic Needs: This addresses any housing and food insecurity type applications.

Educational Opportunities: This addresses the challenges communities face in accessing all types of education, including potential learning gaps caused by virtual/distance learning during COVID.

Access to Services: This addresses the barriers people face in being able to reach needed services including broadband, domestic abuse support, transportation barriers, etc.

Mental and Physical Health: This addresses all aspects of people being able to obtain needed health services for both mental and physical healthcare.

Community Benefit: This addresses the applications for organizations providing community benefit outside the above areas. We recognize their importance to the overall wellbeing of communities. These include arts and culture, conservation, and public projects.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Open to applicants from Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Caribou, Clark, Custer, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Oneida, Power and Teton counties. 
  • Qualifying organizations include:
    • Government entities, including subsidiaries and public educational institutions. 
    • Entities with current 501(c)3 not-for-profit status under IRS Code Section 170.
  • Nonprofit organizations may apply every year, regardless of previous funding or current year funding through other ICF grant programs.
  • Applicants may apply for both the Idaho Future Fund grant and a regional grant.


  • Past grant recipients are encouraged to apply.
  • Favored Activities: In general, the Idaho Community Foundation 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.


    • Late applications will not be considered.
    • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    • Applications submitted via e-mail or by fax will not be considered.
    • The following will not be considered for the regional competitive grants program:
      • Projects which are considered operating expenses or salaries normally paid by a school district (salaries for special projects not normally funded by a school district will be considered).
      • Religious organizations for the sole purpose of furthering that religion.
      • Political activities or those designed to influence legislation.
      • National organizations (unless the monies are to be used to benefit citizens of Idaho or the organizations are specifically designated by a donor as beneficiaries of the fund).
      • Grants that directly benefit a donor to ICF or a donor’s family.
    • Less Favored / Low Priority Activities: The following areas are of low priority to ICF and usually will not receive funding: 
      • Reduction of debt.
      • Grants to individuals (except scholarships).
      • Fund raising projects.
      • Travel for individuals or teams.
      • Attendance at conferences, seminars or other projects.
      • Endowments.
      • Programs that fall more appropriately under government funding, such as operating expenses for public schools and police and fire protection.
      • Capital projects for which the Foundation’s ability to contribute will be only a very small portion of the total budget and, therefore, may have little impact on the success of the project.

    This page was last reviewed July 26, 2023 and last updated March 16, 2023