Nonprofit organizations seeking funds for innovative, creative approaches to community challenges are invited to apply to Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation (IWCF). An estimated $150,000 will be granted in the 2018-2019 grants cycle.

Over the past 16 years, IWCF members have invested over $3.9 million in improving life in Southwestern Idaho, more than $2 million of which was awarded through our pooled-fund grants. Requests are funded annually in five areas of interest: Cultural Arts, Education, Environment, Financial Stability, and Health.

In May 2018, IWCF awarded $173,600 in grants to six applicants that, to name a few, will allow underserved kindergartners in Caldwell to get an expanded school day to boost their school readiness; high schoolers across the Treasure Valley to make cool solar-powered vehicles and learn about alternative energy sources; a beloved local nature center to make a much-needed update; and access for low-income women to expensive contraceptive devices.

Nonprofits interested in applying must submit a full proposal by noon on December 11, 2018. The RFP form, selection criteria, and additional information are available at

Nonprofits working in any of the 10 southwestern Idaho counties (Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley, and Washington) may apply. Projects, programs, services, or items that address demonstrated needs are eligible for consideration. However, endowments, scholarships, individuals, annual funds, and fundraisers do not qualify. Requests will not be considered for funds to lobby officials, to be re-granted, or that require faith-based participation.

You can also find out more about membership on the IWCF website. If you are interested in learning about the amazing work being done by our local nonprofit community, and you would like to play a role in the evaluation and selection of worthy grant recipients, join us today.
All are welcome.

For more information, please contact our grants chair, Amy Duque, at