Community Care Clinic ­McCall: Health Pathways to Progress ­­ $21,000

In Valley and Adams counties, where unemployment currently approaches 25%, this program provides dental care, eye care, and mental health counseling to adults who have no access to health care insurance.

Discovery Center of Idaho: Technology for Ongoing Transformational Learning ­­$22,000

Develops a robotics lab for 4th­-12th graders and creates a statewide contest for high schooler’s integrating science, technology, engineering and math.

Gateway School of Language and Culture: Family Resource Center ­­ $5,000

Creates a space for families, parents and children, to get help with language learning (literacy for the whole family), computer training and access to community and social resources.

Lee Pesky Learning Center: Caldwell College Aspirations ­­ $6,528

Expands Caldwell P16 program into high school, enabling students with ability but no financial resources to engage in college preparation classes and activities.

Microenterprise Training and Assistance: Advancing Lives through Microenterprise Assistance ­­ $25,000

Establishes an ongoing, revolving loan fund specifically targeting low­ income women in Ada and Canyon counties, also providing them with training technical assistance in business planning.

National Old-Time Fiddlers, Inc.: ”Squeaky Strings” After ­School Music Program ­­ $20,000

Adds new types of instruments and doubles the number of children in current program, also providing a 3­day summer music camp. Community Impact: The “Fiddle Capital of the World,” Weiser, Idaho, currently has no orchestra or stringed instrument.

Sustainable Futures: Doubling Recycling Glass Production Capacity and Efficiency ­­ $20,000

This program addresses two issues: doubling the capacity for glass recycling in Southwest Idaho society and providing job training and counseling to enable paroled women to enter the workforce. (Currently Ūsful Glassworks.)

Third Judicial District Guardian Ad Litem Program: Give an Abused and Neglected Child a Voice ­­ $5,000

Adds 30 volunteers to act as guardians ad litem for 167 children in Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Washington and Adams counties.