Donating to GBRF helps our friends, neighbors, and those we pass on the street every day in Ada County.  It stays in our community to address its most pressing needs and affords us the opportunity to effect change right in our own backyards.  This is our community and GBRF is a powerful agent of change in our Ada County.

$30,000 awarded to our community by Rotary Members

Not all families can afford a computer or access to the internet.  Not all families have homes. True statements at any time but 2020 has made these two statements relevant to even more families. 

The Treasure Valley YMCA offers a School Day Plus program giving school-age children a safe place to go with access to computers and the internet, adults to aid the students in their studies, and everything else they need to excel.  To ensure more students can benefit from this program, GBRF just awarded the YMCA $20,000.  

Every Family. Every Person. A Home.  CATCH usually has a waiting list of 150 families needing housing.  This year the waiting list is 250 families.  Most are single mothers with children.  GBRF awarded CATCH $10,000 to help end homelessness for these struggling families.  

These are just two of the worthy programs that GBRF has helped in 2020.  Many more need funding. 

Your donations, through December 2020, will provide grant dollars to help those in need in Ada County in Spring of 2021.  If every Rotary Member donates just $25.00, GBRF will have $10,000 more to give in 2021.  Make a one-time donation or make it a monthly donation.



Small Grant Applications due March 15, 2021
Small grant applications ($500 - $3000) are due March 15.  
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Grant Guidelines

GBRF offers two types of Grants

     The Large Grant ($10,000—$25,000) Process begins in September with Letters of Intent accepted.  Using information within the Letter of Intent, organizations are selected and invited to apply for a large grant. 

     Small Grants Applications  ($500—$3,500)  are due in March of each year.

GBRF is a foundation, founded in 1984, supported by Rotarians from Ada County Clubs investing their time, money and expertise doing good for Ada County.  

  •   GBRF grants approximately $40,000 to non-profit organizations in Ada County every year.

  •   GBRF is FOCUSED on Education & Youth, Arts & Culture, Health, Caring & Social Services, Recreation & Outdoors.

  •   GBRF BELIEVES that by giving to existing organizations, more people can be served.

  •   GBRF KNOWS that by working together, Rotarians can make a substantial contribution to the community.

  •    GBRF is funded by Rotarians, families and friends of Rotary members in Ada County. 

            Each Ada County Rotary Club has representation on the Board of Directors, ensuring strict financial oversight.  The purpose of the foundation is to give grants to the community, so overhead is kept to a minimum.  Much of the work of the foundation is done by volunteers who are dedicated to the continued success of GBRF. 

GBRF was created in 1984

GBRF MIssion:  To create, promote, maintain, and conduct a benevolent foundation for the advancement of educational, charitable, and scientific pruposes that fill human needs.

The Funding Principals of GBRF are to:

    Pool gifts from Boise Area Rotary Clubs

     Support More Local Community Projects

     Build a Perpetual Source of Funding

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GBRF hours are Monday through Thursday 10:00 - 2:00

636 S Curtis Road

Boise, Idaho  83705

Contact Nancy Chinn


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