Grant Fund Awards

The Women's Gift Alliance (WGA) is a nonprofit membership organization affiliated with the Idaho Community Foundation. WGA does not limit funding to women's causes but strives to address a broad range of community needs. Of the annual membership donations:

 

  • Half are pooled and distributed through a grant solicitation and selection process.

  • The remaining half is equally divided between Individually Designated Gifts and the WGA Endowment Fund.

 

The WGA awards annual grants through a collaborative selection process directed by its membership. 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

The Grant Committee, composed of generally 20 volunteers and 3 co-chairs, meets, reviews, and discusses each proposal. Financial statements of finalist organizations are reviewed, and WGA teams visit applicants on-site. 

FROM OUR RECIPIENTS

— Amy Privitt,

Executive Director,

Cup of Grace

Recipient of $25,000

Pooled Fund Grant 2020

“Thank you so much for your wonderful donation. We couldn't do this without you!

Finalist proposals from local nonprofits are placed on a ballot and voted on by the entire membership. All Pooled Fund Grants are locally distributed within North Idaho.

 

The award amount is dependent on the size of the Pooled Fund each year. The WGA's first grant, in the amount of $26,000, was awarded in July of 2005. In 2022, WGA awarded three $25,000 Grants along with 2 Finalist Awards of $5,000 each. Individually Designated Gifts in 2022 were $19,500 for a total of $104,500 in grant gifting in 2022.

Music Conservatory

Music Conservatory

$25,000 Pooled Fund Grant Award given in 2021

CDAIDE

CDAIDE

$25,000 Pooled Fund Grant Award given in 2021

Office Moms-Dads

Office Moms-Dads

$25,000 Pooled Fund Grant Award given in 2021

Birds of Prey NW

Birds of Prey NW

$5,000 Finalist Award given in 2021

On Site for Seniors

On Site for Seniors

$5,000 Finalist Award given in 2021

Cup of Grace

Cup of Grace

$25,000 Pooled Fund Grant Award given in 2020

Children's Village

Children's Village

$25,000 Pooled Fund Grant Award given in 2020

First Judicial CASA

First Judicial CASA

$25,000 Pooled Fund Grant Award given in 2020

Emerge CDA

Emerge CDA

$5,000 Finalist Award given in 2020

Growing the Stem

Growing the Stem

$5,000 Finalist Award given in 2020

Rathdrum Senior

Rathdrum Senior

$5,000 Finalist Award given in 2020

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

$5,000 Finalist Award given in 2020

Museum of NI

Museum of NI

$5,000 Finalist Award given in 2020

Blue Paper
Nonprofits selected by our members for their Individually Designated Gifts
2022

$19,500

Alternative Pet Rescue

Birds of Prey Northwest

Books for Tots

Boys & Girls Club of North Idaho

Camp Fire USA Northwest Council Sweyolakan

CASA

CDAIDE

Celebrate Inc., dba Out of the Shadows Theater

Children’s Village

Companions Animal Center (formerly Kootenai Humane Society)

DS Connections NW

Family Promise of North Idaho

Georgia Health Sciences Foundation 

Hayden Senior Center

Hope Reins Foundation

Hospice of North Idaho

Human Rights Education Institute

Inland Northwest Opera

International Eye Institute

Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center

KEA Water Keeper Program Expansion and Outreach

Lewis-Clark State College Foundation, Gene and Virginia Leach Scholarship Fund

Literacy Project of North Idaho

Love Inc. Of Kootenai County

Matt's Place Foundation

Museum of North Idaho

Newby-ginnings of North Idaho Inc.

North Idaho College Foundation, Adult Ed Center

On Site for Seniors

Open Arms Real Choices Clinic

Orchard Ridge

Planned Parenthood of Greater Wash. and North Idaho

Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest

Post Falls Food Bank

Rathdrum Lions Club Foundation

S H E Style Her Empowered

Safe Passage Violence Prevention Center

Safety net

Salvation Army Kroc Center (The Well)

Salvation Army Kroc Coeur d'Alene

Second Chance Pet Rescue

The Village at Orchard Ridge

Together Women Rise - Hayden Idaho chapter

UGM Center for Women and Children