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Grants Application Period Starts July 1, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 17, 2022

Idaho Food Bank Fund Accepting Grant Applications Throughout July

Boise, ID – The Idaho Food Bank Fund announced today that its 2022 grant application process is open between July 1 and July 31, 2022 to Idaho 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide nutrition awareness, promote healthy eating or relieve hunger. Funds can be used to operate programs; purchase food; purchase nutrition education materials; expand capacity (new freezers, shelving, transportation, etc); or promote access for anyone in need, including underserved and/or marginalized populations.

The Idaho Food Bank Fund was established by the Idaho State Legislature in 2009 and provides financial support to Idaho nonprofits. It is administered by Catholic Charities of Idaho, Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho, and The Idaho Foodbank. The fund is financed by the generosity of the Idaho taxpayers when they donate through a “check off” box on their Idaho State tax returns. In 2021 grants totaling $133,500 were allocated to 36 statewide nonprofits that provide critical nutrition education and hunger relief services across the state.

  • Hunger relief organizations serving Idahoans are eligible to apply for these grants
  • Applicants do not need to be associated with the steward organizations mentioned above to apply for or receive funding.
  • Grants will be awarded in early October 2022.
  • Applications can be found online or a hardcopy can be requested by sending an email to: grants@idahofoodbankfund.org
  • Click here for more information and the online application form: https://idahofoodbankfund.org/

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Link to Application Instructions and Forms

About

The Idaho Food Bank Fund was established by the Idaho State Legislature in 2009 and monies are accepted on behalf of donors by the Idaho Tax Commission by what is commonly known as a “tax check off” on Idaho State tax returns. The Idaho Foodbank is the recognized fiduciary agent for the Idaho Food Bank Fund, which is administered through an agreement among three statewide organizations: The Idaho Foodbank, Catholic Charities of Idaho and the Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho.

Idaho Food Bank Fund 2019 Grant Recipients

The Idaho Food Bank Fund announced the recipients of their 2019 grants targeted to support nonprofits that provide nutrition awareness, promote healthy eating, and relieve hunger. Thanks to the generosity of Idaho taxpayers who chose to donate to the Idaho Food Bank Fund, this year 35 organizations across the state received grants to further their work to solve hunger in Idaho. The grants totaling $100,000 were specifically allocated to help recipients operate programs, purchase food, expand capacity (new freezers, shelving, transportation, etc.), and to promote or provide nutrition education for underserved and marginalized Idahoans.

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Helping Through the Idaho Food Bank Fund

Help food pantries, homeless shelters, and other services by making a donation on your Idaho State Tax Form to the Idaho Food Bank Fund.

Donating Is Easy!

When completing your state tax form there is an area for making a donation to various Idaho non-profits.

You can make your donation here on the tax form:

When the minimum Fund balance is reached – as required by the Idaho State Legislature – non-profits such as emergency food pantries, community kitchens, senior centers and shelters, can apply to the Idaho Food Bank Fund for grants.

 

Idaho Food Bank Fund Grant Recipients Announced

Thirty-five nonprofit organizations receive $108,229 total to support projects and services

October 24, 2018 – Thanks to the generosity of Idaho taxpayers who chose to donate to the Idaho Food Bank Fund, the fund is distributing grants to 35 organizations working to solve hunger in Idaho. The grants total $108,229, enabling recipients to further their missions in hunger relief.

The 35 organizations selected to receive a grant this year cover a broad range of charitable focuses as well as a diverse mix of Idaho residents they support all over the state. Examples include Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV & AIDs in Boise ($4,000 for its choice food pantry), Priest River Ministries-Advocates for Women ($2,500 for Feeding Families in Crisis Program), Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen ($5,000 to replace aging refrigerators), and Twin Falls Senior Center ($5,000 for Meals on Wheels packaging supplies).

The Fund accepted grant applications from any Idaho nonprofit that provides hunger relief. The Fund supports projects that expand existing food storage or distribution capacities, provide nutrition education, or otherwise increase support services related to hunger relief in Idaho.

The generous donations from Idaho’s taxpayers allowed the Fund’s Executive Committee to distribute $108,229 this year. In recent years The Fund distributed $110,000 in 2017, $88,000 in 2016, $90,000 in 2015, and $110,496 in 2014. Since its inception, the fund has distributed more than $888,500 in 288 grants.

The Idaho Food Bank Fund was established by the 2009 Legislature as a cooperative effort between three well-respected statewide Idaho nonprofit organizations: The Idaho Foodbank, Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho, and Catholic Charities of Idaho. The donation opportunity has been on the Idaho State Income Tax Form 40 since 2009 allowing taxpayers to designate a donation to the Fund.

Applicants for the grants must be 501(c) (3) organizations but are not required to have any connection with Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho, Catholic Charities of Idaho or The Idaho Foodbank.

For more information about the grants email grants@idahofoodbank.org.

Idaho Food Bank Fund Awards $110,000 in Grants to Idaho Hunger Relief Organizations

The Idaho Food Bank Fund is distributing grants to 34 organizations across the state of Idaho that are working to solve hunger. The total grant distribution this year is $110,000.

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The Idaho Food Bank Fund was established by the 2009 Legislature as a cooperative effort between three well-respected statewide Idaho nonprofit organizations: The Idaho Foodbank, Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho, and Catholic Charities of Idaho. The donation opportunity has been on the Idaho State Income Tax Form 40 since 2009 allowing taxpayers to designate a donation to the Fund.

The Fund accepted grant applications from any Idaho nonprofit that provides hunger relief. The Fund supports projects that expand existing food storage or distribution capacities, provide nutrition education, or otherwise increase support services related to hunger relief in Idaho.

Idaho Food Bank Fund grants nearly $89,000 to 34 hunger relief organizations

The Idaho Food Bank Fund is distributing grants to 34 organizations working to solve hunger in Idaho and in your region. The grants total $88,800 in 2016, enabling recipients to further their missions in hunger relief.

Organizations from all over the state were among the 34 organizations selected to receive a grant this year, from the Boise Rescue Mission Ministries (receiving $4,937 for food programs for Low-Income and homeless Individuals and families) to the West Bonner County Food Bank in Priest River (receiving $4,000 to help add storage space), all the way to the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission (receiving $3,500 for a kitchen upgrade).

The Idaho Food Bank Fund was established by the 2009 Legislature as a cooperative effort between three well-respected statewide Idaho nonprofit organizations: The Idaho Foodbank, Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho, and Catholic Charities of Idaho. The donation opportunity has been on the Idaho State Income Tax Form 40 since 2009 allowing taxpayers to designate a donation to the Fund.

The Fund accepted grant applications from any Idaho nonprofit that provides hunger relief. The Fund supports projects that expand existing food storage or distribution capacities, provide nutrition education, or otherwise increase support services related to hunger relief in Idaho.

The generous donations from Idaho’s taxpayers allowed the Fund’s Executive Committee to distribute $88,800 this year. In recent years the funds distributed were $90,000 in 2015 and $110,496 in 2014.

Qualified applicants for the grants must be 501(c) (3) organizations but are not required to have any connection with Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho, Catholic Charities of Idaho or The Idaho Foodbank.

For more information about the grants email: grants@idahofoodbankfund.org