Posted by Sharon Paterson on May 12, 2017
Boise Sunrise Rotary has awarded $25,000 in grants to 22 community organizations to support various programs that provide support to youth and low-income residents in the Treasure Valley. Individual grants ranged in size from $2,500 to $500.  In addition to the $25,000 in community awards, we granted $45,000 to support Hope House children, $6000 for 5th and 6th Grade Everyday Leadership Program, and matched $14,000 for a mobile health clinic in Gorongosa.   Funds granted were raised from our annual Lobsterfest (this year’s festival is Friday, September 8, 2017 at Centurylink Arena)
The following community organizations received grants:
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Ada County, Support of summer reading program, $500
  • Create Common Good, Support of job training and placement, $1500
  • Family Advocate Program, work with families and children of clients, $750
  • Girl Scouts of Silver Sage, Inc., Support of "Visions Program" for underprivileged girls, $1,500
  • The Jesse Tree of Idaho, Support of rental assistance program, $1,000
  • Learning Lab, Support adult literacy program, $1,000
  • One Stone, Inc., Support of Open Book Adventures tutoring and mentoring program, $1,500
  • United Way of Treasure Valley, Pantry Project for basic needs for Homeless Students, $500
  • Giraffe Laugh Child Care, scholarship for low-income family, $1,250
  • Genesis Community Health, dental exams and procedures, $1,550
  • Women and Children’s Alliance, support for counseling, $500
  • Boise Greenbelt Historical Mirco-Park, $2,500
  • St. Vincent’s, Prison Re-Entry Program, $500
  • Diaper Bank, $1,000
  • Catch, Work Support Program bus passes, etc. $1,000
  • FACES, Comprehensive Victim Support, $1,500
  • HIVES, equipment for Musician’s Resource Room (support for addiction recovery), $2,000
  • Project Amigo, Scholarships for two students for a year, $1,200
  • Camp River Run, camper scholarships, $1,500
  • Wildland Firefighter Foundation, outreach support, $500
  • Boise at Home, support for handyman volunteers, $1,000
  • American Red Cross, Smoke Detector Program, $500