Join us anytime throughout the year to make a difference!
IWCF members contribute $1,125 annually (starting July 2019). The first $500 is credited to the pooled-fund for the grants process. The second $500 is directed to the nonprofit(s) of the member’s choosing, either in a single donation of $500 or in two distributions of $250 each. The remaining $125 funds IWCF administrative expenses. The entire amount is tax deductible.
We believe investing in our community is a rewarding journey. We encourage you to join us at IWCF and consider a three-year commitment. Three years will provide you with a solid knowledge of the organization, enhance your experience, and show you the impact of your giving.
Learn, get involved and exercise your philanthropy!
Learn about your community and about us. IWCF offers a variety of opportunities for members to serve through committees; learn through IWCF education events held quarterly; and network with other members, grantee organizations, and others.
“IWCF is an organization in whose mission I strongly believe. I consider belonging to IWCF a gift to myself — an opportunity to be a part of the greater voice of philanthropy.”
– Mindy Plumlee
Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation fosters educated philanthropy through collaboration, pooled resources and individual giving to positively impact the community.
“I think of philanthropy as the glue that binds our community together and builds a strong foundation for future progress – IWCF is very good at applying that glue.” – Alice Hennessey
“I love being part of an organization of women who strive to be as effective as possible in their giving, who are dedicated to life-long learning about philanthropy, and who dream big about the kind of impact we can have in Idaho.” – Deb Holleran
Diversity & Inclusion
IWCF believes diversity encompasses the whole human experience: gender, race, culture, education, personality, skills, life experiences, and more. It is everything in each person’s life experience that results in unique perspectives and equips us to meet our mission. Inclusion is the critical link that enables our diverse membership to come to life, helping to unleash the power of our differences. Fostering a culture within IWCF that actively seeks and celebrates diverse backgrounds will help us to better understand, connect with, and serve our community.
How We Do This
- Educating our members about significant community needs and how their financial contributions help to meet these needs
- Funding projects prioritized by our members with pooled-fund grants to address community needs
- Raising the visibility of the impact of major philanthropic gifts to effect change in our community
- Funding across a broad spectrum of community needs and member interests: Cultural Arts, Education, Environment, Financial Stability and Health
“Any member you meet in IWCF shares the bond of giving to our community. Though we all come from different backgrounds and experiences, we are all united by our philanthropy to make our community a better place.”
– Linda Perez
Our Pooled-Fund Grants
IWCF seeks to fund carefully planned and skillfully executed projects, programs, services, or items that:
- Address critical needs in Southwestern Idaho
- Offer innovative and creative approaches to community challenges
- Include plans for sustainability beyond IWCF funding
Ready to make an impact?