Community Investments

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.

2023 Community Investment Grants

Program Staff for Operations
ABC Teton Valley

Staff Operations
American Red Cross

Community Recovery Center Operations
The Center for Hope

SANE/Forensic Exam Staff
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center (DVSAC)

Food Pantry Operations
Family Crisis Center

GED Program
Financial Advocates of Southeastern Idaho

End of Life/Hospice and Bereavement Care for the Uninsured
Hospice of Eastern Idaho

Volunteer Training for Seniors
Foster Grandparents

Domestic Violence, Family Unification, & Guardianship Program
Idaho Legal Aid

Nutrition Program/Meals on Wheels
Idaho Falls Senior Citizen Center

Nutrition Program/Meals on Wheels
Madison Senior Center

Little Learners: Growing STEM Strong
Museum of Idaho

Food Pantry Operations
The Salvation Army

Rent and Utility Assistance
The Salvation Army

Nutrition Program/Meals on Wheels
Seniors West of the Tetons (SWOTT)

Nutrition Program/Meals on Wheels
South Fremont Senior Center

Food Pantry Operations
Teton Valley Food Pantry

After-School Scholarships



United Way Early Education Impact Programs:

  • Food Backpacks & Summer Feeding
  • Kindergarten Bootcamp
  • Ready. Set. Read!
  • SOAR Afterschool Club

Early Education Impact Programs

ABC (Above and Beyond the Classroom) Teton Valley
Driggs, Victor, Tetonia

Roberts Elementary School

Lemhi After-School Promise

Idaho Falls YMCA
Idaho Falls

Harwood Elementary School

Lindy Ross Elementary School

Teton Valley Food Pantry

Family Crisis Center

Idaho Falls Community Clinic
Idaho Falls, Roberts

The Salvation Army
Idaho Falls

The Mahoney House

The Museum of Idaho
Idaho Falls

Tautphaus Park Zoological Society
Idaho Falls

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center
Idaho Falls

Idaho Art Lab
Saint Anthony

College of Eastern Idaho

Idaho Falls School District 91
Idaho Falls

Champs Heart
Idaho Falls

The Giving Cupboard

United Way Programs Available to Bonneville, Madison, Jefferson, Teton, Lemhi, and Fremont Counties:

  • Ready. Set. Read!
  • Ready, Set, GO!
  • Trauma Informed Trainings
  • Weekend Backpack Program