Fund For Idaho Values Action

What Do We Do?

In these troubled times, Fund for Idaho has dedicated the Persistence Fund grant program to supporting groups pushing back the rising tide of intolerance and divisiveness in Idaho. Your donations provide crucial dollars to match funds raised by local grassroots efforts pushing back against the rising tide of hate and discrimination in our state.  The Persistence Fund supports efforts that minimize the harm to the most vulnerable Idahoans – efforts by groups that share our values and are putting them into action.

A second 2019 matching grant cycle of the Persistence Fund is starting. Grant applications are available here.  Applications are due (postmarked by) September 15th, 2019. These grants will provide a dollar for dollar match (up to $7500.00) for funds raised by to groups who receive awards. Grants will be awarded in November 2019.

These grants will give Idahoans most at-risk from policy changes targeting the most vulnerable a chance to push back against unfair policies and build vital, healthy communities. The primary issues the Persistence Fund is focusing on include: immigrant rights; disability and health care rights; racial justice; equal rights for all; and environmental degradation. Your donations will support groups that are too small, too new, or too controversial to attract other grants.

Other Resources

In addition to receiving financial support, grantees can access our media resource library, which provides video cameras that groups can check out and use to tell their stories, document events, and show how issues impact their lives. We have a volunteer trainer available to teach designated people from groups how to effectively use the equipment. Please contact us for more information.

How Our Grantmaking Reflects our Values

Grant decisions are made by an inclusive, diverse committee of social change activists from a wide range of issue areas (health care & disability rights, gender equity, racial & ethnic equality, and environmental integrity) AND donors so we can be sure we tap into the wisdom and experience of both the donors and those actually doing on-the-ground activism. As equal partners, they decide how to strategically allocate grant funds to assure they will have the most impact.

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