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Lassahn-Worrell Fund for Community Support Services Grant

Grants to Eastern Idaho Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools
to Benefit and Advocate for Disenfranchised Groups

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) - Lassahn-Worrell Fund for Community Support Services

Deadline Date:

03/01/19 Receipt


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Grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 to Eastern Idaho nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and public education institutions for projects that benefit disenfranchised groups. Program beneficiaries can include individuals facing homelessness, poverty, domestic violence, substance abuse disorders, and mental illness, as well as those groups that have historically faced discrimination based on race, gender identity, and other factors.

Eligible organizations service communities in Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Caribou, Clark, Custer, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Oneida, Power and Teton Counties.

The Lassahn-Worrell Fund for Community Support Services makes grants solely in eastern Idaho to organizations and projects that do at least two of the following:
- Develop and/or provide direct support services to disenfranchised populations;
- Educate stakeholders, consumers, service providers or the public-at-large about disenfranchised populations with the aim to remove the stigma and/or discrimination generally surrounding those populations; and/or
- Provide advocacy on behalf of disenfranchised populations.

Where applicable, grant applicants must demonstrate that persons receiving their direct support services have already had their basic needs (like food and shelter) met to ensure that recipients have the best possible chance of success. Applicants do not necessarily need to provide these services themselves.

The Lassahn-Worrell Fund for Community Support Services may have many more requests for funds than it has funds available. One of the ways to address this deficit is to use funds available for grants as seed money to support proposals that appear to have the ability, over the course of a few years, to become self-supporting.

While this is never the only criteria used to determine which grant applications are approved, an organization with the ability to satisfy this criteria should include an appropriate explanation in its application of its plan for becoming self-sustaining.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179369

Estimated Size of Grant:

No grant size limits exist for this fund. Most grant awards will likely range from $500 to $1,000, although larger grants may be made.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations eligible to apply include tax exempt organizations with current 501(c)(3) public charities, county or municipality agencies or departments, or public education institutions.

ICF will occasionally fund projects initiated by organizations that do not have current federal tax exempt status if the organization secures a qualifying tax exempt fiscal sponsor. Please contact ICF for additional information.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by March 1. Grant notifications will occur in April.

To apply, submit a 1-3 page proposal to Lisa Bearg.

Each organization may submit no more than three separate applications.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit proposals to Lisa Bearg at
Phone: (208) 342-3535

Idaho Community Foundation: Main Address
210 West State Street
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-342-3577
Fax: 208-342-3577
Toll-free: 800-657-5357

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Idaho: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Caribou, Clark, Custer, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Oneida, Power and Teton Counties