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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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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.


WGA will start receiving Grant Applications on October 1 for the

Spring Grant Awards cycle.

Applications must be postmarked by the second Wednesday in November.


Preliminary Applications are reviewed and nonprofits moving to the Detailed Proposal Phase are selected. If selected, additional information will be 

required to continue your Application.

March and April

Detailed Proposal submissions are reviewed and nonprofits moving to the Site Visit Phase are selected. Site Visits are conducted by 3-4 person teams 

from the Grant Committee.

Late April

Ballot finalists will be selected.


Grant Committee members make oral and written presentations to the WGA membership for each organization on the ballot. WGA membership 

votes to determine the Grant and Finalist Awards.


Votes are tabulated and Grant Awards are announced. The third week 

of June is a Grant & Finalist Awards Presentation.

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