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Equinox Foundation Grant Program

Grants to North Idaho Nonprofits, Agencies, and Tribes for
Youth and Education, Health, Arts, and Economic Development

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Innovia Foundation and Equinox Foundation

Deadline Date:

04/16/19 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $2,000 to $30,000 to North Idaho nonprofit organizations, governmental units, and Tribes for community benefit activities in Bonner and Boundary Counties. Funding is intended to address a variety of program areas, including health and wellbeing, economic opportunity, arts and culture, education and youth development, and quality of life.

Health and Wellbeing:
Conditions in the places where people live, learn, work and play affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes. Innovia Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations to improve these conditions, known as social determinants of health, and promote good health for all.

Economic Opportunity:
Whether it’s providing job skills training for refugees or developing a commercial kitchen for local entrepreneurs, Innovia Foundation works with nonprofit partners to build prosperity for local families, businesses and communities.

Arts and Culture:
The arts bring creativity and joy to communities. The Foundation look for ways to create vibrant and accessible cultural and enrichment experiences for all.

Education and Youth Development:
Innovia Foundation supports nonprofit organizations providing access to learning opportunities for all ages – from early childhood reading programs to college campus site visits for first generation college students.

Quality of Life:
A well-planned community is rich with spaces that foster a sense of connectedness and belonging. Whether these are busy meeting spaces, like public parks and libraries, or remote walking trails meandering through a land conservation project, Innovia Foundation partners with nonprofits to make sure these spaces exist today and for future generations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180653

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts are typically between $2,000 and $30,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant awards are to be spent between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Equinox Foundation Grant Program will consider applications from organizations that:

- Are tax-exempt public charities under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; a unit of local government described in Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code; or a federally recognized Tribe. Organizations that do not meet these criteria, but are providing a charitable program, may be eligible.
- Provide a clear charitable purpose.
- Provide service in either Bonner or Boundary Counties, Idaho.
- Are organized and operated so that there is no discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability.
- Do not have any delinquent reports for previous grants awarded through the Equinox Foundation Grant Program or other INWCF grant programs.

The Equinox Foundation Grant Program generally does not provide support for:

- Individuals
- Endowments
- Debt retirement
- Underwriting fundraising events
- Conferences, workshops or symposia for staff
- Programs addressing specific diseases and health conditions
- Direct lobbying expenses; although advocacy efforts within what is allowed by the Internal Revenue Service for public charities will be considered

Pre-Application Information:

Application Dates: February 18, 2019 – April 9, 2019.
Awards will be announced in early July, 2019.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

If you have questions, contact:
Innovia Foundation Grants Program Associate Alicia Heiser
(509) 624-2606

Inland Northwest Community Foundation
421 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 606
Spokane, WA 99201-0405

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Idaho: Bonner and Boundary Counties