2010 Seven Projects $141,500
Boise Community Radio: 89.9 Production Studios $24,000
Purchase audio production equipment to support transition from Internet broadcasting to a terrestrial radio signal.
Boys and Girls Club Ada County: Summer Program in Kuna $24,000
Provided support to a day long supervised education, nutrition and activities program for low income and atrisk children in partnership with Reed Elementary School.
Canyon County Habitat for Humanity: Truck Purchase $14,000
Purchase a hydraulic lift truck which will be used to pick up donations/make deliveries for the ReStore business.
The Momentum Group: Common Ground Training Program $24,000
Support operations of a farming microenterprise that employs refugees for additional on-the-job training as well as produce food for their families and foodbank clients.
Women’s and Children’s Alliance: Treasure Valley Domestic Violence Collaboration $26,500
Seed money for teaching financial literacy skills to victims of domestic violence in order to free them from economic dependency and financial exploitation.
ROSE Advocates: Better Choices for Better Futures $21,000
Provide after school group and individual counseling for children in Weiser, ID and Washington County who are repeatedly exposed to domestic violence.
Horseshoe Bend Mutual Improvement Club: Upgrade Ladies Club Building $8,000
Add insulation, replace windows and furnace in the circa 1915 building used as a community center.
2009 Seven Projects $122,700
Terry Reilly Health Services: Preventing Dental Disease for Pregnant Women, Babies and Diabetics $25,000
Remove financial barriers to oral health services by underwriting initial visits to the TRHS dental clinic to diagnose problems and provide education necessary to maintain dental and periodontal health.
Idaho Voices for Children: First Executive Director Position $10,850.
Increase enrollment of needy children in the SCHIP health insurance program through the work of a new fulltime executive director dedicating 30% of their time to the project.
Land Trust of the Treasure Valley: Star River Walk $20,000
Build a designated public trail along the Boise River in Star, ID, construct a small bridge, install interpretive signage, and provide safe access for recreation.
The Center for the Arts: Empowering and Connecting Youth through the Arts $9,850
Offer a full range of arts experiences in after school programs for underserved youth in Canyon County.
Boise Urban Garden School: Toward an Edible Schoolyard $15,000
Partnership with W.H. Taft Elementary School to create an onsite school garden and farmtotable curriculum.
Idaho Foodbank: Backpack Program Expansion $25,000
Increased the number of food insecure school children participating in a program sending food home for weekends.
Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services: Building Improvements $17,000
Special grant to support operations of a nonprofit experiencing higher demand and lower donations due to the economic recession.
2008 Five Projects $109,000
Idaho Meth Project: Billboard Campaign $25,000
Supported the billboard messaging of a Methamphetamine public prevention and awareness program.
Boise Watershed Exhibits: Welcome Basin Exhibit $25,000
Funded an educational exhibit that introduces visitors to the Boise Watershed Environmental Education Center.
Baby Steps: The Step Up Academy $24,000
Educational series that helps low income mothers identify and develop their individual strengths and job skills.
Treasure Valley Even Start: Family Literacy Program $10,000
Expanded a family education program to provide parents with ESL, GED and parenting skills classes while their young children are better prepared to enter kindergarten.
Treasure Valley Institute for Children’s Arts: Theater Lighting & Sound System $25,000
Provided funding to TriCA for lighting and sound equipment for use in classes and dance performances.
2007 Six Projects $87,700
Idaho Law Foundation: Family Law Assistance $25,000
Provided start up costs for developing the Sound Start program to assist low income single parents with legal issues regarding child custody, visitation and support.
Children’s Dance Institute: Cultural Respect Dance Program $10,000
Provided the funding for an additional 300 children to participate in a dance movement program that explores the dances and traditions of non majority cultures and races.
Garden Valley School: After School Program $13,000
Supported a newly established program providing a safe environment and enrichment for Garden Valley School’s many “latchkey kids.”
Publishing Young Authors, Inc: Writing Clubs Expansion $7,200
Supported after school clubs in Boise that emphasize creative writing and publishing.
Women’s Voices for the Earth: Toxins in the Home Bilingual Outreach $10,000
Supported a new outreach initiative educating women working in service businesses about the potential hazards of the job materials they use and how to minimize their health risks.
Homedale Elementary School: Walking Track Surfacing $22,500
Provided funding for Homedale School’s allweather walking track, enabling student Walking Club and the entire community to exercise outdoors throughout the year.
2006 Five Projects $85,000
Whitney Elementary School: Math Improvement Project $20,000
Provided startup funds for intervention curriculum to improve students’ skills in mathematics.
Life’s Kitchen: Correctional Youth Life Skills $25,000
Funding for a program that transitions youth from the juvenile correction system back into the community through culinary and life skills.
Mountain States Group, Inc: Community Gardens of Boise $10,000
Allowed for the establishment of more garden sites that are heavily utilized by Boise’s refugee population.
The Children’s Free Dental Clinic: Mobile Dental Program $20,000
Funded a security system for the new mobile clinic van that will provide services to local schools.
Idaho Public Television: “Color of Conscience” Documentary $10,000
Provided seed money for research and acquiring film footage for Idaho human rights video documentary.
2005 Four Projects $74,000
Idaho Foodbank: Food Stabilization and Training $24,667
Funded operations to preserve donated fresh produce to reduce waste and increase distributions.
Si Se Puede! (Yes We Can) Idaho, Inc: Literacy and Language Acquisition $24,667
Summer program to teach labor camp families English language through writing, computer learning and art.
Bogus Basin Lifetime Sports Education Foundation: Trail Lighting Project $12,333
Helped to finish illuminating a fivekilometer Nordic trail with stateoftheart, solarpowered lights.
Planned Parenthood of Idaho: Planned Parenthood Without Walls $12,333
Supported reproductive/gynecological health and information “miniclinics” in McCall and Canyon County.
2004 Two Projects $37,660
Idaho Humane Society: Prison Pet Partnership Program $22,660
Seed money for the Inmate Dog Alliance Program that pairs dogs from IHS with state corrections’ prisoners to provide training to the animals to ensure successful subsequent adoption. (Currently known as the Inmate Dog Alliance Project.)
El Ada Community Action Partnership: Services Enhancement Project $15,000
Funding enabled improvement of services to women, disabled people, and disenfranchised youth who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.
2003 One Project
Garden City Community Clinic: Services Startup and Expansion $32,750
Provided funding for a nurse coordinator, medication and supplies during the initial year of operation for this nocost health clinic serving Idaho’s neediest population.
2002 One Project
Terry Reilly Health Services: Cervical Cancer Education $19,750
Funded a new WomantoWoman/AmigaaAmiga program to provide community education about cervical cancer testing and treatment at the Marsing, ID Clinic.