F.M., Anne G., and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation Grant

Grants to Southeastern Idaho Nonprofits,
Agencies, and Schools for Arts Activities

GrantWatch ID#: 180372
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) - F.M., Anne G., and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to Southeastern Idaho nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and public education institutions for arts-related activities in Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Power, Oneida, and Franklin Counties. Funding will support a broad range of arts activities that will provide entertainment or art-related education to the general public or support the education, skills training, performance or display opportunities for local artists

Grants may fall under two categories:

1) Grants to support arts activities that will provide entertainment or art-related education to the general public. Such grants may support programs, classes, performances, concerts, exhibits, seminars and other arts activities that engage members of the community in general.

Grants of this type may, for example, help organizations acquire or repair musical instruments; acquire, repair, restore or improve performance and training facilities; pay fees and expenses associated with bringing out of town artists and performers into town to perform or offer training and educational experiences to local artists; or help pay costs of producing a performance or program.

2) Grants to support the education, skills training, performance or display opportunities for local artists. These grants may include helping an organization provide scholarships for local artists to attend a training, education program or performance either locally or out of town. Scholarships must be determined by the organization in a non-discriminatory fashion and should take into account financial need.

No grant size limits exist for this fund. Most grant awards will likely range from $1,000 to $10,000, although larger grants may be made.

Organizations eligible to apply include tax exempt organizations with current 501(c)(3) public charities and governmental agencies or departments, including 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.

Each organization may submit no more than three separate applications. If the organization is a school, up to three teachers may apply. If the organization is a college or university, each college (e.g. the College of Arts and Sciences) may submit up to three applications.

Grant applications will be accepted twice a year through a Spring Grant Cycle and a Fall Grant Cycle. The deadline to submit applications for the Spring Cycle is May 1, and the deadline for the Fall Cycle is November 1.

Grant recommendations will be forwarded to the Idaho Community Foundation, who will send award and decline letters to all applicants in July for the Spring Cycle and January for the Fall Cycle.

The fund advisors encourage applicants to seek additional funding sources for their projects, and may occasionally award a challenge grant in which organizations must raise funds through other means and submit proof of such support before receiving a grant from this fund.

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

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Elly Davis, Community Impact Officer
(208) 342-3535

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USA: Idaho: Bannock, Bingham, Bear Lake, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, and Power Counties

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