Idaho Women's Charitable Foundation

Idaho Women's Charitable Foundation

The IWCF fosters educated philanthropy through collaboration, pooled resources and individual giving

Operating as usual

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Join us next week for an education session on Meeting the Affordable Housing Needs of Seniors.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.


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Happy November! Today marks the first day of our membership renewal process! If you are a current member of IWCF, keep an eye out for our membership renewals and how you can continue to be a part of this impactful organization.

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We live to give!

We invite you all to learn more about IWCF, our membership, and our impact

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Every step forward counts, no matter how small.

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Had a blast at the Mayor's Awards for Excellence! Thank you to all those who came and supported.

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Our application is open and online starting September 6th and will be accepting applications through December 15, 2023. Spread the word and let the new season of giving begin! Please contact Trinjia Dell’Aglio, IWCF Grants Chair at [email protected] with any questions.

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IWCF Wins a 2023 Mayor’s Award!

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean and the Boise City Department of Arts & History is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2023 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & History, including: Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation – Philanthropic Organization as a 2023 Awardee for Support of the Cultural Sector!

Presented every two years, the Mayor's Awards for Excellence in Arts & History celebrate people, organizations, and businesses that contribute to Boise's creative and cultural community. Award recipients must have demonstrated distinguished service, creative accomplishment, and a record of publication, presentation or research that enhances Boise's artistic, historic, and broader cultural life. We are honored to be selected as recipient!

Learn more here

2023 IWCF Anniversary Party 08/31/2023

Last chance to register!

Help us celebrate our 22nd anniversary of educated philanthropy and collective giving in Southwest Idaho! On September 12 from 5:30-7:30, connect with fellow members and new guests while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and a hosted bar.

2023 IWCF Anniversary Party Please click the link to complete this form.


We are so incredibly honored to be a 2023 honoree for the Mayor's Awards for Excellence in Arts & History!

Special recognition to fellow honorees and IWCF member Georgiann and Rich Raimondi who are being honored in the category of Support of the Cultural Sector as Community Members!


Together with Mayor McLean, we are thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2023 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & History.

The 2023 Awardees are:


Brett Perry (Brett Perry) – Dancer, Educator, Curator/Producer


Bob H. Reinhardt – Associate Professor, Department of History, Boise State University


Idaho Youth Barbershop Festival (Idaho Youth Barbershop Festival) – Annual School Choral Festival


Rich and Georgiann Raimondi – Community Members

Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation (Idaho Women's Charitable Foundation) – Philanthropic Organization


Miguel Angel Almeida – Visual Artist, Muralist


The Flicks (The Flicks) – Independent, Foreign, and Art Films Theater

We hope you will join us in honoring the 2023 awardees on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 6 p.m., at Treefort Musical Hall.

On the same evening, Boise Mayor Lauren McLean will announce the next City of Boise Cultural Ambassador for 2024 and 2025.

The evening will feature performances by Boise State University Jazz and Boise Contemporary Theater. Evening host and music set by Radio Boise's DJ Winkle. Dinner catered by Life's Kitchen. No host bar.

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available for purchase online at

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Since IWCF invests in projects serving a broad spectrum of Idahoans, it is incumbent upon us to get a variety of voices at our IWCF table in order to understand our grantees’ needs and to widen our sphere of influence as philanthropy advocates. We seek members from across southwestern Idaho, believing diversity adds strength and purpose to our giving. Learn more about joining IWCF on our website-

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Join us September 12th in celebrating 22 years of educated philanthropy and collective giving in Southwestern Idaho! Connect with fellow members and new guests while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and a hosted bar.

Register here:

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The IWCF board had a blast at the 2023 board retreat! We're grateful for the commitment and expertise each board member brings to the table. Together, we're driving positive change and making a real difference in our community!

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We had a great time serving our community! IWCF Shakespeare Evening of Service Volunteers was a blast!

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Do you know of someone who has gone above and beyond? Nominations are open for the Idaho Philanthropy Awards, where the amazing work of nonprofits, businesses, and individuals are showcased.

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This year Idaho Women's Charitable Foundation awarded $210,000 grants to 8 amazing nonprofits! We have short videos highlighting each nonprofit's grant projects! Check them out!

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Grantee Spotlight! No-Till Drill Equipment and Education for Small Acreage Landowners in Valley Soil and Water Conservation District and Neighboring Areas – Valley Soil and Water Conservation District ($23,746)

Valley Soil and Water Conservation District will expand the reach of this conservation program by purchasing a new smaller-sized no-till drill and a trailer to haul it. A no-till drill is a piece of farming equipment that is attached to a tractor and pulled through a field or an area to be seeded.

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Grantee Spotlight! Cascade Medical Center Safe Room for Patients Experiencing Mental Health Crisis – Cascade Medical Center ($30,000)

Southwest Cascade Medical Center (CMC) got to work as soon as they heard they were selected as an IWCF grantee and their project is already complete! CMC converted an existing patient room into a safe place to house patients who come into the Emergency Room experiencing a mental health crisis.

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Grantee Spotlight! Expand Access to Citizenship Education Classes – Community Council of Idaho ($25,623)

Community Council of Idaho will expand access to Citizenship Education Classes offered as part of the Familias Unidas immigration services program. Funds support a specialized Paralegal/Case Manager to provide assimilation case management with a sensitivity to women who may be victims of domestic violence.

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Grantee Spotlight! Housing Stabilization for Seniors, Veterans, and People with Disabilities via Critical Home Repairs – Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity ($23,354)

The Critical Homes Repair Program enables low-income seniors, veterans, and people living with disabilities to remain safely in their homes by providing home repairs, such as ramps and other minor projects. Funds support a fully outfitted work trailer that would operate as a mobile workshop, and a specialized ramp, railing materials, and tools necessary to fully complete outfitting the equipment needs of the program.

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Grantee Spotlight! Securing the Future of Agricultural Land in Southwest Idaho – American Farmland Trust ($27,960) American Farmland Trust (AFT) will conduct outreach and education for farmers, ranchers, and agricultural landowners about opportunities to protect their land from development to ensure it transfers to the next generation. AFT will deliver education and technical support for municipal government staff engaged in long-range planning about strategies to preserve agricultural land and economic viability through the planning process.

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Grantee Spotlight- Basin School District 72 will build a large yurt in the middle of the school’s 86 acres of forest to provide a STEM lab for their outdoor education program in Idaho City. The yurt will provide a space to stage STEM equipment to run forestry, geology, botany, soil, snow, and water tests throughout the school year and summer camps for 1,000 students, 80 teachers, and numerous community members. Students will grow salad greens for the salad bar, vegetables for the community garden, and plants for pollinators.

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Educated philanthropy is WORKING in our community, thanks to our Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation members. Learn more about joining IWCF -


Discounted Early Bird registration ends June 30! Now's a great time to sign up for the national women's giving network, Philanos, annual conference. A wonderful and inspiring opportunity!

We hope to See You in Baltimore! Join us for “PowerUP! Baltimore: The Spark Igniting Collaboration”, Philanos’ National Conference to be held November 5-7, 2023. We're bringing together a group of visionary women from giving circles throughout the country - all with a shared commitment to collective giving and the impact on our local communities. Early bird registration closes June 30. Register on the Philanos website today!

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Grantee Spotlight! Breaking Chains Academy of Development will provide at-risk youth and their families in Canyon County with the tools and resources needed to deter them from criminal and gang activity, helping them successfully transition into adulthood through the implementation of prevention and educational services. Funds support educational services and mentoring activities including student exam costs, diploma fees, student breakfast/lunch expenses, male/female hygiene products, recreational expenses, and mentoring expenses.

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Grantee Spotlight! Boise Rock School will complete the last portion of their new building remodel, transforming a 2,500 square foot storage space into an all-ages venue. Boise does not currently have a dedicated all-ages arts venue and Boise Rock School believes this type of space empowers youth by giving them a venue for sharing their art, increasing exposure to various art forms, and allowing the opportunity to be directly involved in the curation/operations of a performing arts space. The space will also be available for use by other local cultural arts organizations. Funds will support construction costs including drywall, painting, flooring, electrical, plumbing, and installation of a garage door.

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We had a wonderful evening at the Annual Meeting and Grants Presentation on May 10, 2023. 147 members, guests, and grantees gathered at the Barber Park Events Center to celebrate the $209,683 in pool-fund grant awards this season! Eight grantees shared through video what funding means to their program and the people they serve.


Early Bird Registration is open now!

PowerUP! Baltimore - Early Bird Registration is Open!
PowerUP! Baltimore 2023: The Spark Igniting Collaboration is Philanos’ National Conference to be held November 5-7, 2023 for visionaries who believe in the power of women’s collective giving to create impact in local communities. Register today! We want to see YOU in Baltimore!

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A little can go a long way when we get together and give together on May 1st - 4th for Idaho Gives! This year IWCF will be participating in Idaho Gives, support our Foundation or the 600+ participating nonprofits at

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Our annual day of service on April 22 had members join us in support of the Idaho Food Bank, repacking and sorting food for those in need. We had 19 volunteers and we packed 2,872 pounds of oranges, enough for 2,393 meals! We also assembled 660 bags.

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Registration closes tomorrow for the Annual Meeting and Grants Presentation! Hope to see you all on May 10.


Get ready Idaho! Next week starts Idaho Gives! Join IWCF in participating in Idaho's biggest giving campaign. May 1-4 donate to your favorite nonprofit at

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SPOTTED! We love seeing our mission in action! In 2019 we funded so they could receive a van for school outreach programs. Keep up the great work Opera Idaho!


We are thrilled to be partnering with 8 nonprofits across Southwest Idaho! Here are our 2023 Grant recipients:

Boise Rock School - Venue Completion

Basin School District 72 - STEM Yurt Lab

Breaking Chains Academy of Development, Inc. - Canyon County Youth Empowerment

American Farmland Trust - Securing the Future of Agricultural Land in Southwest Idaho

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity - Housing Stabilization for Seniors, Veterans, and People with Disabilities

Community Council of Idaho, Inc. - Expand Access to Citizenship Education Classes

Cascade Medical Center - Safe Room for Patients Experiencing Mental Health Crisis

Valley Soil and Water conservation District - No-Till Drill Equipment and Education for Small Acreage Landowners in Valley District

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Calling all IWCF members! Check out what the Grants Committee has coming up for us!

March 10th, 2023 - Grant Ballot Question and Answer Session
March 16, 2023 - Membership Wide Grants Committee Celebration Luncheon!

Learn more and register here:

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IWCF March Education Event- RBG and Idaho's Role in Women's Rights

Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Join this educational event featuring Dr. David Adler as he discusses Ruth Bader Ginsberg and women’s rights in Idaho.

Since the dawn of the republic, American women have been forced to fight for the rights that most men have enjoyed at birth. From Abigail Adams and Susan B. Anthony to Myra Bradwell and Pauli Murray to Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the crusade for women’s rights and gender equality has been carried, principally, by women with the aid of a few good men. The iconic RBG championed an Idaho lawsuit, Reed v. Reed (1971), that transformed the law for women. Reed, said RBG, was a “turning point” in the drive for gender equality.

RSVP here by March 2

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Happy Valentine's Day from your friends at IWCF

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Winning Strategies for Family Caregiving- Feb 1- Learn from experts how to create a caregiving game plan for your family so you can reach the “finish line” with the best quality of life possible, with family relationships and resources intact. This interactive virtual event will help participants develop tools for their personal caregiving toolbox.

Register here

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Join us next week for IWCF January Education Event - Caregiving Part 1: Supporting Caregivers in Our Community.

Many people don’t identify as a caregiver, yet one in four Idahoans support a friend or family member of any age with physical, cognitive, mental health, and/or chronic needs. A key element to preventing abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults is to ensure that the caregiver has access to the support and information they need to stay healthy and resilient. This educational event will feature the local experts discussing the impact of caregiving on our community and issues/challenges facing Idaho caregivers. Attendees are welcome to come for as much of the event as possible.


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Thoughtful Philanthropic Giving

In the Fall of 2001, a small group of women founded an organization whose mission it was to inspire women with the power of collaborative philanthropy – Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation. Thirty-four motivated women joined during our inaugural year. Today, the membership is more than 400 strong.

Just as our organization has grown, so has our ability to make a difference. We have invested more than $2.2 million in 102 local projects with our pooled-fund grants. These grantees range north to McCall, west to the Oregon border and east to Gooding. One of the unique aspects of IWCF membership is the opportunity to designate $500 of your contribution to organizations of your choice. Those designations, to more than 400 other grantees, have increased our overall giving to over $4.4 million.

For more information, please visit our website:

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