IMPORTANT NOTICE**** 2020 grant application forms are now available. Please note changes to submission requirements. Please go to APPLICATION PAGE
NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE AUGUST 15th.
Welcome to the Whittenberger Foundation's web site. We hope that this web site will help with any questions regarding our grant processes.
To all users accessing this site please note that the Foundation does not support activities outside of Idaho.
Mission and Purpose
The Whittenberger Foundation currently gives priority to innovative and enriching projects which significantly improve the quality of life for children and young people. This focus carries forward Mrs. Whittenberger's life-long interest in the welfare of children as expressed in her Last Will and Testament.
The Foundation's areas of interest relating to children and young people are education, arts and culture, health, social welfare, recreation and the environment.
The Whittenberger Foundation prefers to support short-term projects. It will consider long term projects which demonstrate a potential for matching funds or funding independent of Whittenberger funds.
In evaluating grant requests, the Foundation considers other financial resources and looks for grant opportunities where Whittenberger funds will make a critical difference.
If you would like to know more about the Whittenberger Foundation write to P.O. Box 1073, Caldwell, ID 83606-1073
The Foundation supports activities in the geographic region of Southwest Idaho. Applicants whose operations are outside this region have an additional burden of establishing the merits of an application
The Foundation does not support the following:
No grants are awarded for basic research, individual scholarships, endowment funds, fundraising events or campaigns, building construction projects, consulting fees or advertising.
No grants are awarded to individuals for political lobbying, voter registration or political campaign purposes.
No single recipient may receive more than 20% of the distributable annual income.
Grants within the range of $5,000 to $10,000 are most common. With the exception of a limited number of continuing commitments, grants for amounts in excess of $20,000, are rarely made.
To conserve limited resources, the Board does not usually make more than one grant to the same organization within a twelve month period. Please do not apply until you have carefully reviewed this section on Limitations and the sections on Mission and Purpose and Recent Grants Awarded.