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.
Members will view presentations of each organization on the ballot for Pooled Fund Grants and vote for the Awards.
Votes are tabulated and Grant Awards announced.
June 22, 2023
Grant Awards Presentation