Bee City USA Garden City: Garden City Pollinator Habitat – $21,500

Garden City Pollinator Habitat will call attention to the serious threats to pollinators and inspire people to take action. In a beautiful garden, visitors will learn about bees, watch them work in wooden bee houses and learn how to help them.

Boise Contemporary Theater: The MakeSpace Loft at BCT – $30,000

MakeSPace Loft at BCT will be a dedicated space for BCT Theater Lab, launched in 2011, which is devoted to the development of new work by young artists. It also will serve many other students, artists and organizations who lack affordable, modern space where they can create, practice and perform inspiring new works for our community.

Intermountain Fair Housing Council: Housing Justice Center Project – $30,000

The IFHC Housing Justice Center will educate the public about legal processes, rights and strategies for addressing hate and housing issues and provide legal services to people experiencing discriminatory housing. Affordable, healthy and safe housing is the crux of and critical for everyone’s financial stability, but especially for vulnerable people. (Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc., $30,000, 1-year grant)

Jannus Inc.:  Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline – $30,000

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline will have enhanced outreach to rural Southwest Idaho to raise awareness and increase the use of crisis- and suicide-prevention services. Idaho has one of the highest suicide rates in the country; suicide is the second-leading cause of death for teens, and 13% report they have planned a suicide attempt.

Lee Pesky Learning Center: Mental Health Support at Meridian Elementary – $25,000

Mental health at Meridian Elementary School will be supported by providing self-regulation strategies and ongoing classroom mentoring over two school years.

Love INC Boise: Donation Station Expansion Project – $25,000

Love INC has doubled its ministry partners and families served in the past two years. This grant will expand its Donation Station facility to receive, renovate and re-purpose donations and provide the capacity for Love INC to grow exponentially.