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 2021, WGA awarded three $25,000 Grants along with 2 Finalist Awards of $5,000 each. Individually Designated Gifts in 2021 were $20,000 for a total of $105,000 in grant gifting in 2021.

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
2021

$20,000

Coeur d'Alene Backpack Program District #271

Orchard Ridge Senior Living

Post Falls Senior Center

Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington & N Idaho

Jacklin Arts and Culture

NIC Foundation for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation

Coeur d'Alene Public Library Foundation

Open Arms Real Choices Clinic 

Kootenai County Police & Fire Memorial Foundation

Matt's Place Foundation

Emerge CDA

Harmony Ranch

Hayden Senior Center

Inland Northwest Land Conservancy

Salvation Army Kroc Center

Museum of North Idaho

Birds of Prey Northwest

Newby-ginnings of North Idaho

NIC Foundation-Adult Education Center

Coeur d'Alene SDA Church

Children's Village

Lutherhaven Ministries

SNR Special Needs Recreation Program

St. Thomas Food Kitchen

CDAIDE

Kootenai County Humane Society

Safe Passage

Hospice of North Idaho

Running W Therapeutic Riding Center

Family Promise of North Idaho

SWAT Spokane Waves Aquatic Team

Anna Schindler Foundation

Open Arms Pregnancy Care Center

Inland Northwest Opera

HREI Human Rights Education Institute

KSPS Public Television

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

On Site for Seniors

Music Conservatory of CDA

CYT Christian Youth Theatre North Idaho

CDA Summer Theatre

UGM Women's & Children's Ministries

Rathdrum Lion's Club

Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations