What is the CCF?
UWNI's Community Care Fund began in 1957 with a vision of creating maximum impact and achieving long-lasting results within the community. Funds raised throughout the year are granted to quality local programs that benefit communities in the five northern counties of Idaho. Funding is granted to organizations through a competitive application process.
No fees are taken from the Community Care Fund and all contributions stay in North Idaho.
A Powerful Investment.
The CCF funding process is the reason it is able to make such an incredible impact. By including the community, we're able to understand our area's most pressing needs. Each of our focus areas (education, financial stability, and health) has a team of trained volunteers known as our Community Impact Council. They determine funding goals by area, review applications, and vet the agencies.
Grants are awarded for a period of one year and may be used for operational, administrative, staffing, and supply expenses to support the program. Organizations that are awarded grants will be required to submit an interim six-month progress report and a year-end report on program outcomes. They also must align with one of the below investment priorities.