Community Investments

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Each year, United Way of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County collects donations to the Community Fund. All donations to the Community Fund stay local in the seven-county region we serve.

Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply for United Way grant funding. Through a rigorous application process with the Community Solution Panels and Board of Directors, aimed to ensure goal alignment with United Way’s pillars of Health, Education and Financial Stability, United Way awards grants to support specific programs at local nonprofits.

United Way’s volunteer Community Solution Panel members develop objectives and strategies to address defined visions and target issues, make funding recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors, and monitor progress toward identified objectives. These dedicated members represent the community at large to help shape, inform, and guide the community impact in the areas of Education, Health, and Financial Stability.

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2018 United Way Grant Funding Recipients:

CLUB Drop-In Center 
CLUB, Inc, $15,000

Emergency Food Assistance Program
Community Food Basket IF, $30,000

Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen
Community Food Basket IF, $14,500

School of Human Resource Solutions
Development Workshop, Inc, $26,000

Scout Explorer Post 559
Development Workshop, Inc, $800

Rexburg DWI Vocational Scholarships
Development Workshop, Inc, $6,500

SANE / Forensic Program
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center (DVSAC), $60,000

Haven Shelter GED Program
Eastern Idaho Community
Action Partnership, $19,000

United Way Homemaker / Chore
Eastern Idaho Community
Action Partnership, $8,500

Head Start / Early Head Start: Health, Wellness and Nutrition
Eastern Idaho Community
Action Partnership, $16,500

Early Head Start: Idaho Child Care Program Scholarships
Eastern Idaho Community
Action Partnership, $6,500

Family Crisis Center Food Pantry
Family Crisis Center, $14,000

Tutoring Program
Foster Grandparents of SE Idaho, $3,000

Girl Scout Leadership Program
Girls Scouts of Silver Sage Council, $11,000

Idaho Falls New Construction
Habitat for Humanity, $10,000

End of Life / Hospice and Bereavement Care for the Uninsured
Hospice of Eastern Idaho, $28,000

Nutrition Program / Meals on Wheels
Idaho Falls Senior Center, $26,000

School Age Program Scholarships
Idaho Falls YMCA, $13,000

Early Learning Program Scholarships
Idaho Falls YMCA, $20,500

Domestic Violence, Family Unification, and Guardianship Program
Idaho Legal Aid Services, $15,000

Nutrition Program / Meals on Wheels
Madison County Senior Citizens, $4,000

Disaster Cycle Services: Prepare, Respond, and Recover Program
Red Cross of Greater Idaho, $20,000

Nutrition Program / Meals on Wheels
Rigby Senior Center, $9,000

Nutrition Program / Meals on Wheels
S Fremont Senior Center, $6,000

Volunteer Services Manager
The Center for Hope, $31,000

Rent & Utilities Assistance Program
The Salvation Army, $38,000

Choice Client Food Pantry
The Salvation Army, $3,500



Financial Stability

*Agencies that received Community Funds in January/February of 2018, prior to grant approval:

Boy Scouts of Grand Teton Council
Civil Air Patrol
Idaho Falls Rescue Mission
Upper Valley Friendship Club