IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – The Community Foundation of Idaho has expanded its highly successful Project Neighborly grant program to communities in eastern Idaho.
The program funds hyperlocal projects such as block parties, acts of kindness, and neighborhood cleanups that encourage the creation of welcoming communities that include new people who have different perspectives or life experiences.
Led by the Community Foundation of Idaho, Project Neighborly is supported by funding partners Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Idaho Central Credit Union and Battelle Energy Alliance, manager and operator of the Idaho National Laboratory. Grants will be from $250 to $5,000. The deadline to apply is April 8 HERE.
Eligible communities in eastern Idaho are Bannock, Bingham, Bonneville, and Butte counties and the Fort Hall Reservation. Eligible recipients include: 501(c)(3) organizations, Native American tribal agencies, civic groups (Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.), religious institutions, public institutions (including public schools and local governments) and others.
More details are on the website. Grants will be announced by May 9.
The Neighborly project was piloted in Ada and Canyon counties in the Treasure Valley in 2021. Seven projects were funded, including hosting Global Gardens farmers at Market on the Mountain in Bogus Basin, creating a community walk along the Kuna Greenbelt and the creation of small gardens in Latinx. and communities of color.
“Our vision for Project Neighborly is to strengthen communities from within. The projects that were selected last year brought people together in a way that was both meaningful and fun, and we can’t wait to see what ideas our neighbors come up with this year,” said Lisa Bearg, Senior Philanthropy Advisor at the ‘ICF and project manager. Idaho Neighbor Program.