Ifft Foundation Fund

Idaho Community Foundation (ICF)

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Next predicted deadline: Mar 15, 2024

Later predicted deadlines: Aug 15, 2024

Grant amount: US $500 - US $10,000

Fields of work: Greening & Beautification Parks & Public Spaces Recreation Landscape Architecture

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit, Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Counties in Idaho: Bannock County, Bear Lake County, Bingham County, Caribou County, Franklin County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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Ifft Foundation Fund

Sara Ifft and her late husband, Nicholas Ifft III, established the Ifft Foundation Trust in October 1984. Nick, his father and his grandfather were engaged in the newspaper publishing business for more than a century. The Ifft family newspaper enterprises benefited from the loyalty of its readers so it was Nick and Sara’s desire to return some of those benefits to the communities of southeastern Idaho. In June 2001, the Ifft Foundation’s assets became an advised fund in the Idaho Community Foundation (ICF). The fund’s advisors recommend contributions for final approval by the ICF Board of Directors.

Grants given for projects that benefit community beautification and public recreation in southeastern Idaho with primary emphasis on landscaping and beautification projects. Open to organizations from Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power counties.

Eligible Activities and Projects:

The advisors to the Fund will consider grant requests for activities and projects that

  • Benefit community beautification and public recreation in Southeastern Idaho with primary emphasis on landscaping and beautification projects. 
  • Benefit education, history and the arts in Southeastern Idaho
  • Improve the quality of public life in Southeastern Idaho 

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  • Grant Requirements
    • Grants are limited to organizations and entities whose activities will benefit the general public in Southeastern Idaho
  • Geographic Area: Applications will only be accepted for projects that benefit the following Southeastern Idaho counties:
    • Oneida
    • Bear Lake
    • Caribou
    • Franklin
    • Power
    • Bingham 
    • Bannock
  • Eligible Organizations
    • Tax-exempt organizations with current 501c3 nonprofit status under IRS Code Section 170 
    • Governmental agencies or departments, including public educational institutions
    • The Ifft Foundation Fund in ICF will occasionally fund projects initiated by organizations that do not have current federal tax-exempt status. However, the organization must secure a federally qualified tax-exempt fiscal sponsor. 


  • Proposals Ineligible for Funding:
    • Projects that benefit a private individual
    • Projects located on private property
    • Requests for salaries, benefits, operating expenses, or general organizational budget items
    • Requests for funds to be used to purchase real property
    • General Labor for landscaping and beautification projects. (Some specialized labor such as installation of carpet for a senior citizens center as part of a bid for materials and installation is acceptable.)
    • Fee based services such as administrative, professional, architectural, or consulting fees
    • Printing or development of written informational materials such as brochures, booklets, leaflets, etc. 
    • Funding requests from private schools and churches
    • Public school program or equipment funding with the exception of landscaping and public use auditorium improvements. 

This page was last reviewed January 18, 2023 and last updated January 18, 2023