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Grant Applicant Info

WGA welcomes your interest in applying for Grant Funding. Please review the information on this page and feel free to contact us with any questions!

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Annual Grant Awards

WGA awards annual grants through a collaborative selection process directed by its membership. Through an application process, the Grant Committee identifies and requests proposals from organizations that make a significant community impact and demonstrate one or more of the following criteria:


Address a community problem

Enrich the fabric of the community

Foster collaboration or partnerships

Create a bold new venture

To be considered for a Grant, your services must benefit residents of Kootenai County,

your organization must be a qualified 501(c)(3) under the IRS code, or meet charitable guidelines established by the Idaho Community Foundation


You may receive only one WGA Pooled Fund Grant Award within a three year period.

process and Timeline

WGA will start receiving Grant Applications October 1, 2021 for the 2022 Grant Awards cycle. Applications must be received by November 9, 2021.

January 20-25, 2022

Nonprofits moving to the Detailed Phase will be selected and notified. If you are selected, additional information will be required to continue your Application.

March 2022 

Site visits conducted by the WGA teams.

April 2022

Five ballot finalists will be determined.

May 2022

Members will view presentations of each organization on the ballot for Pooled Fund Grants and vote for the Awards.

June 2022

Votes are tabulated and Grant Awards announced.

June 23, 2022

Grant Awards Presentation

The WGA Grant Committee is here to help you with the process.

We want you to understand and be comfortable with your application.

Please contact us with any questions!