The Women's Gift Alliance was formed in 2004 when 52 committed Kootenai County women joined together to combine their resources to address philanthropic needs in the North Idaho Community. The purpose of the Alliance is to educate and expand the pool of women in philanthropy, to build and strengthen community through individual and pooled investments, and to demonstrate the impact that can result from informed focused grant-making.
Membership is based on a three-year commitment with an annual donation of $1,000 plus a $50 yearly operating donation.
Of your yearly $1,050 membership commitment:
$500 is pooled with other members' funds and distributed through a grant solicitation and selection process,
$250 is given to a local, non-profit entity of your choice, and
$250 is placed in an endowment fund aimed at creating a permanent source of income to be distributed once endowment fund criteria are met.
The remaining $50 is used for annual administrative costs.
Contributions must be received by December 31st of each year for distribution the end of June the following year. Contributions are made directly to Idaho Community Foundation for accounting purposes only. All grants and gifts are locally distributed and directed by our membership. All contributions are fully tax deductible. Anyone is welcome to join the WGA at anytime. If you are interested in a membership enrollment form, please contact the Membership Committee or click the membership form below.
WGA Sprouting Fund
Women's Gift Alliance received a generous gift from an anonymous donor. We are using these funds to “grow” our membership among younger women (40 years or younger) and we have named this fund the “Sprouting Fund”. We are offering a limited number of one time matching memberships to new members at $500, with the balance $550 being paid by the new member. The intent of the “Sprouting Fund” memberships is to instill interest in the organization and to encourage membership among those who might not feel fully prepared to commit the entire amount in dues their initial year. Subsequent two-years dues ($1,050 each year) are the responsibility of the applicant.
Click here or click the membership form below.