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Grants to Idaho and Washington Nonprofits and Individuals for
Community Services, Education, Environment, and Energy Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Kootenai Electric Trust - Kootenai Electric Cooperative (KEC)

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Grants of up to $2,500 to Idaho and Washington nonprofit organizations and member individuals for financial assistance and community benefit programs in the Funding Source's service area. Programs must benefit residents and communities in Kootenai County, Bonner County, Benewah County, Idaho and Spokane County, Washington.

Funding will be awarded to programs in the areas of community service, education and youth, environment, and emergency energy assistance. Requests will be evaluated based on the documented critical needs of an individual or family unit, and the potential benefit to area residents and the entire community.

Funding Categories:

A - Community Service
1) Programs, projects, and organizations that are important components of a community’s overall quality of life, with emphasis on public safety, health care, and self-sufficiency.

2) Individual or family unit with emphasis on health care and self-sufficiency. Individuals or family unit funding is only available to Kootenai Electric members with an active electric account.

3) Programs and projects that enhance the cultural environment of communities in the local area.

B - Education and Youth
1) Scholarships: provided annually as funds are available to Kootenai Electric members or their children who are either seniors in high school or currently enrolled in college or an accredited training institution.

2) School programs and projects.

3) Programs that are designed to combat critical social problems affecting our children and youth, with an emphasis on children and teens at risk.

4) Programs and projects that promote wellness and encourage youth participation in athletics and physical fitness activities.

C - Environment
1) Programs and projects that promote community recycling and natural resource preservation.

2) Community-based environmental quality education programs.

D - Emergency Energy Assistance
1) Community Action Programs, Project Share and other local entities that collect and distribute money for low-income emergency energy assistance.

The following factors will be considered in the evaluation of all funding requests:
1. The documented critical needs of an individual or family unit,
2. Potential benefit to area residents and the entire community,
3. Level of community support for the program or project or the
organization requesting the funds,
4. Fiscal and administrative capability of the organization to deliver
a quality service or program; and
5. Results that are predictable and can be evaluated.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179820

Estimated Size of Grant:

$2,500 is the maximum request.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Contributions to organizations will generally be made only to nonprofits that have been granted tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).

Individuals and families may apply. You must be an active KEC member to apply for individual or family funds.

Contributions will not be made for:

- Lobbying and political organizations
- Veteran, fraternal and labor organizations
- National fund drives
- Advertising
- Individuals mortgage and rent payments
- Electric Bills

Grant recipients cannot apply within one year of receipt of Trust funds.

Pre-Application Information:

The applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis at the meeting of the Trust Board, and a decision is then made on disbursement. The next application deadline is July 27, 2018.

All individual or family applications must be accompanied by a referral letter from a local social service agency (see below for applications for individuals and application for families).

Contact Information:

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

Fax: (208) 772-5858
Phone: (208) 765-1200

Kootenai Electric Trust
2451 W. Dakota Ave.
Hayden, ID 83835

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Idaho: Kootenai County, Bonner County, and Benewah County;   Washington: Spokane County