Foundation / Corporation
First Federal Foundation
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to Idaho nonprofit organizations for capital projects that aim to enhance the quality of life in the Magic Valley. Eligible counties for this grant include Twin Falls, Cassia, Lincoln, Jerome, Gooding, and/or Minidoka Counties. Funding will be provided for programs that focus on the areas of community development, education, civic affairs, health, human services, social needs, and culture.
Funds will be distributed primarily for capital projects, rather than operating expenses.
The Foundation's Board of Trustees will follow the criteria listed below, in this order, when making funding decisions:
- Whether or not it is a capital project
- Community potential
- Geographic location
- Humanitarian consideration (including how many people affected
- Matching funds
- Project plan and timeline Budget
GrantWatch ID#: 175813
The minimum grant amount is $1,000, and the maximum grant amount will generally not exceed $5,000.
Multi-year commitments will not be considered.
501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations may apply.
The Foundation ordinarily does not provide grants to support the following:
- Political causes
- Religious organizations
- Private clubs
- Areas outside of the Magic Valley (Twin Falls County, Cassia County, Lincoln County, Jerome County, Gooding County, and Minidoka County)
Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to access the application.
All grant applications will be reviewed by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees that meets bi-annually in July and December to make funding decisions. Grant applications are only accepted twice per year during specific time periods.
Current Cycle: The First Federal Foundation is accepting grant applications from October 16, 2017 to November 10, 2017 .
Please visit the Foundation's Facebook page for more information regarding acceptance periods and due dates: https://www.facebook.com/BankFirstFed
Note: The committee will review one proposal per organization during a 12-month period. However, those organizations that have applied and did not receive funds may reapply during the 12-month period so long as the request has been altered to satisfy the criteria of the foundation.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Grant or contribution requests should be submitted to:
First Federal Foundation
c/o First Federal Bank
Attn: Ashley Terry
P.O. Box 249
Twin Falls, Idaho 83303-0249
Online Contact Form: https://www.bankfirstfed.com/connect/contact
USA: Idaho: Twin Falls, Cassia, Lincoln, Jerome, Gooding, and Minidoka counties