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Idaho Womens Charitable Foundation

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Causes: Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: Philanthropy, education and grant making. Idaho women's charitable foundation (iwcf) educates women about community needs and inspires members to positively impact the community through educated philanthropy. Iwcf membership consists of approximately 376 women. Many of these members serve on the grants committee, a seven-month collaborative effort to research and recommend to the entire membership, potential grant recipients who will provide maximum positive impact with the pooled grant funds collected for the period. Pooled grants are awarded in each of five interest areas (cultural arts, education, financial stability, environment, and health) based on an annual iwcf membership vote. By collaborating on grant funding decisions and attending iwcf sponsored educational events, members develop the skills and knowledge necessary to make informed grant choices. Members also individually direct $500 of their annual member contribution to 501(c)(3) organizations.

Programs: Philanthropy, voluntarism and grant making programs: the grant cycle for the fiscal year ended june 30, 2017 resulted in pooled distributions to idaho non-profit organizations of $233,000. Also, for the fiscal year ended june 30, 2017, members directed distributions of $188,500 to individually selected non-profit organizations and $13,855 from the endowment. Idaho women's charitable foundation (iwcf) educates women about community needs and inspires members to positively impact the community through educated philanthropy. Over 376 iwcf members participate in a collaborative effort to identify and distribute grants to those idaho non-profit organizations providing services to the community in the areas of cultural arts, education, financial stability, environment, and health. By collaborating on grant funding decisions and attending iwcf sponsored educational events, members develop the skills and knowledge necessary to make informed grant choices. (there were 21 pooled grant recipients. )

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