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Equinox Foundation Grant Program

Grants to Northern Idaho Nonprofits, Agencies, and Tribes for Human
Services, Education, Arts, Environment, and Economic Development

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Inland Northwest Community Foundation (INWCF) and Equinox Foundation

Deadline Date:

04/10/18 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $2,000 to $30,000 to Idaho nonprofit organizations, governmental units, and Tribes for community benefit activities in Bonner and Boundary Counties. Funding areas include human services, education, arts and culture, environment, community improvement, and economic development.

Grants may be used for: seed (start-up) funding for new organizations and programs, including new, innovative projects and approaches; program expansion support; capital and/or equipment necessary to implement eligible programs; providing free or lower-cost access to programs for eligible populations that may otherwise not be able to participate; trails/open spaces; and general operating support. Collaborations among organizations are encouraged.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180653

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Term of Contract:

Grants are provided for a one-year period.

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:

Contact Information:

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

Register and apply online:

509-624-2606 or 888-267-5606

Molly Sanchez, INWCF Director of Grants and Community Engagement

Email contact page:

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