Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunity Research

Below is a list of avenues to assist in researching funding opportunities. These are not the only ones out there and therefore only a sampling of tools available for agencies to use. Please contact them directly for assistance.

Show Me The Money

Show Me The Money is a weekly newsletter produced by Idaho Commerce and Labor to promote grant opportunities and events. Each issue contains a brief program description and a link to the websites of the agency sponsoring the grant opportunity. Topics covered include the arts, social services, environment, education, community development, and technology to name a few. The service is free and open to anyone with a valid email address. is the single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant making agencies. allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in federal grants. By registering once on this site, your organization can apply for grants from 26 different federal agencies.

The Funding Information Center (FIC)

The FIC is a special collection of books and other materials relating to philanthropy, with emphasis on foundation and corporate giving and government assistance for nonprofits. Information about special events, volunteers, and management of nonprofit organizations is also included. The FIC can be accessed at the Boise Public Library and the Caldwell Public Library.

Directory of Idaho Foundations

The Directory of Idaho Foundations, published by the Caldwell Public Library, is an excellent source of information about grant opportunities in Idaho. Caldwell Public Library also maintains a collection of materials to assist grant seekers. For more information about the directory or the collection, contact the Caldwell library at 1-208-459-3242.

Other Local Opportunities

Below is a list of a limited number of local funding options for agencies. This is a tool for agencies to use. Please contact them directly to determine eligibility.

Idaho Community Foundation

The Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) was established in 1988 to provide a larger pool of philanthropic capital to fund worthwhile philanthropic projects in Idaho. Applications for competitive grants in the Southwestern, Eastern and Northern grants regions are accepted on a cyclical basis, with specific opening and closing dates. Only one region is available for grant-seeking at any time.

Community Reinvestment Act

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), passed in 1977, holds banks and savings institutions accountable for meeting the credit needs of all communities they are chartered to serve, including low- and moderate-income communities. CRA applies to federally insured depository institutions, national banks, thrifts, and state-chartered commercial and savings banks.

Small Business Development

Small Business Administration - Boise Office

As the engine for economic growth of our economy, small business success is the primary concern of Small Business Administration. We help small businesses succeed. Small business owners are aided, counseled and assisted through the efforts of SBA and its resource partners. In conjunction with our partners we provide service in primarily three areas: financial assistance, management assistance and procurement assistance.

Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center is a university-based organization offering a wealth of free and low-cost information designed to educate and support Idaho small business owners and managers, inventors, and potential entrepreneurs.