Idaho's largest foundation has a bountiful Thanksgiving harvest to distribute to 267 non profits across southwest Idaho. The Idaho Community Foundation is funneling nearly $163,000 to agencies that provide social services, education and emergency services.
Included in this year's distribution:
-$2,000 to provide three meals a day for 20 men and women for approximately six weeks at the Boise Rescue Mission.
-$2,000 to expand dental treatment to child abuse victims in Canyon County.
-$1,000 to provide learning materials for the deaf or hard of hearing.
-$2,500 for provide scholarships to teen mothers at the Marian Pritchett School in Boise.
-$2,600 to provide food through the Blaine County Hunger Coalition.
-$3,100 to provide shelters for victims of domestic violence in Blaine County.
-$2,000 to purchase computers for Boise County libraries.
-$2,500 to motivate Latino middle school students to stay in school in Canyon County.
Panel members from 18 counties review nearly 300 applications and then meet for several hours once a year to recommend which organizations should receive funding.