To see a list of grant recipients since 2011 click below
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
In 2018 GBRF has also approved grants to:
Garden City Library - $2,500 - Summer Reading Program
Girl Scouts Silver Sage - $3000 - Mentoring Program
Learning Lab - $2,875 - Student books and workbooks
Miles of Smiles - $2,500 - Air Conditioning repair in their bus
Children's Home Society - $3,000 - Scholarships for children needing counseling
Everyday Leadership - $8,200 - in School learning tools
Each Year $3,000 is donated to Boise State University for a Bob Gibb Scholarship.
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.
Garden City Library Foundation -Summer Reading Program
Last year, the program served 1,100 children between the ages of 1 and 18 years. The number of children who completed the program more than doubled over the previous year
Genesis Community Health $3,000
Dispensing 488 Medications
"Thanks to the Greater Boise Rotary Foundation, Genesis has not had to limit its medication formulary or written prescriptions due to lack of funds!"
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.
Boise Watershed Exhibit
The River Campus presents an exhilarating new dimension to water education with exterior exhibits that show the big picture of our valley’s water resources. Designed by public artists, engineers and educators, the River Campus is a destination site!
GBRF is proud to have supported Boise Watershed with $17,000 toward their Exhibit.
Assisstance League of Boise $3000
Teen Retail Shopping For School
"630 students received clothing and shoes during 2016 through Teen Retail."
Learning Lab, Digital Library $1,500
New Laptops and Software Licenses
"Replacing old desktop computers with new laptops, has allowed volunteer tutors to sit beside students and coach them more easily and efficiently. Updated tools and resources build confidence in our students as they work toward their educational goals."
Idaho Historical Society
$22,000 REClaim Table Rock
The Historical Society with the help of East Boise Rotary has built and painted benches, added historical signs and added murals to the existing buildings. Making this Historical spot a place you will want to visit.