Boise Sunrise Rotary has awarded 17 grants from $400 to $1,500 to Treasure Valley community organizations that support youth and low-income residents.
The Rotary has also pledged $3,500 to earthquake relief efforts in Ecuador, $1,500 for the Everyday Youth Leadership program, $350 for softball equipment for Hope House in Marsing, and $1,200 in scholarships to Project Amigo in Colima, Mexico.
Funding for the grant program comes from the group’s annual Lobsterfest event the second Friday in September.
The following local organizations received grants for their programs:
- Boise Rescue Mission, Support of Women’s and Children’s Programs, $1,000
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Ada County, Support of summer reading program at Hawthorne Elementary, $500
- Create Common Good, Support of job training and placement, purchase kitchen knives, $800
- Family Advocate Program, Support of training and background checks of volunteers that work with families and children of clients, $1,500
- Garden City Library Foundation, Support of summer reading program, $500
- Girl Scouts of Silver Sage, Inc., Support of “Visions Program” for underprivileged girls, $1,000
- Idaho State Bar, “Love the Law”, $400
- The Jesse Tree of Idaho, Support of rental assistance program, $1,000
- Kessler-Keener Foundation, Mentor Artist Playwright Project for at-risk youth, $500
- Learning Lab, Support of kitchen upgrade project, $1,000
- Life’s Kitchen, GED Tutoring and Testing Program, $500
- One Stone, Inc., Support of Open Book Adventures tutoring and mentoring program, $1,000
- Semilla Nueva, High Impact agricultural program in Guatemala, $500
- Treasure Valley YMCA, Support of Youth in Government program, $500
- Unconditional Life, Inc., Support of TIPPS Leadership Program to help Idaho college students complete their certificate or degree program, $1,000
- United Way of Treasure Valley, Hygiene Kits for Homeless Students, $500
- Usful Glassworks, Upgrade of fire polisher from BSU student design, $800