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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, 2022 for the

2023 Grant Awards cycle.

Applications must be received by November 9, 2022.

January 27 - February 3, 2023

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 and April 2023

Site visits conducted by the WGA teams.

Late April 2023

Ballot finalists will be determined.

May 2023

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

June 2023

Votes are tabulated and Grant Awards announced.

June 22, 2023

Grant Awards Presentation

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