YMCA School Day Plus Program Awarded $20,000
Description: a State of Idaho and local municipality licensed childcare program, currently offering flexible, in-person childcare and online learning support for 550 school-age children at eight locations across the Treasure Valley
Use of funds: provide Financial Assistance at one SDP site in Ada County from January-May 2021
Note: No school district in our service area currently has plans to return to full time in person learning in 2020, and the selection of all remote learning for the spring semester continues to increase. We anticipate without a major shift to in-person learning, the SDP program will be a necessary compliment to traditional learning models for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.
“Taking Root” – Rapid Rehousing Program Awarded $10,000
Description: rehouses families with children experiencing homelessness in Ada and Canyon using a Housing First approach
Use of funds: provide 10 single mothers experiencing homelessness and their 30 children with the funding necessary to secure safe and stable permanent housing
Note: There has been a significant increase in the need for this program. There are approximately 250 families on the waitlist for assistance. Historically, there were 150 families on the waitlist during this time of year.
In addition, the federal eviction moratorium due to COVID-19 is scheduled to end Dec 31st of this year. As such, CATCH anticipates the need for assistance with housing will increase significantly in the new year.
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December 2019: Giraffe laugh was granted $20,000 for their new Preschool site at the Boys and Girls Club in Garden City.
Life's Kitchen was granted $7,500 for a new oven.
Both Organization help students prosper in our community.
The STEM and Multipurpose Resource Center, at the Girl Scouts, Silver Sage Council, will provide a permanent educational space where K-12 girls will engage in fun, hands-on, extracurricular STEM learning that will increase STEM interest and knowledge. Funding will equip, furnish, and modify 1,000 square feet to create a first-rate STEM resource center. Once completed, the center will provide an easily accessible, permanent, safe space where girls will have the opportunities to participate in hands-on activities such as coding and programming, construction design and model building, creative and discovery-based pursuits, financial literacy and leadership skill building.
Grants Funded in 2018/19
Boise Philharmonic 2,000
Girls on the Run 1,100
Idaho Botanical Garden 1,025
Idaho diaper Bank 1,000
Idaho Watercolor 2,500
Land Trust 1,998
Learning Lab 2,500
Meridian Food Bank 1,800
Salvation Army 1,000
Sleep IHP 2,000
Young Writers 3,000
BSU Scholarship 3,000
Large Grants 2018-2019
Girl Scouts (STEM Room and equipment) $15,000
GC Library Foundation (Repairs to Bus) $6,500
Total 2018-2019 $44,423
From one gigantic cooker to two. Greater Boise Rotary Foundation approved a grant to Life's Kitchen to purchase a new cooker and warming oven. $16,600 They wasted no time in ordering the cooker and getting it hooked up and in use. They can now double the amount being cooked at one time. This, in turn, makes it possible for Life's Kitchen to offer more meals to customers, schedule more catering jobs, and most of all, educate students and prepare them for the world.
Bells For Books Bus gets new paint and wrap.
GBRF granted the Garden City Library Foundation $15,000 for new wrap and paint for the Bus. This bus travels to area of the City where children and parents are not able to go to the Library in garden City. The children loves the books and look forward to to bus every day that is it scheduled to be in their neighborhoods.