About the Community Care Fund (CCF)

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, and the local volunteers involved, are the reasons it can make such an incredible impact. By including the community, we can understand our area's most pressing needs. Each focus area (education, financial stability, and health) has a team of trained volunteers known together as our Community Impact Council. They determine funding goals by area, review applications, and vet the agencies. The application process starts annually in the early summer with a letter of intent (submitted via a form on this website), and -if chosen- an invitation to submit a full application by Sept. 30th of the year. In the fall, applications are evaluated and site visits are conducted, and by early December, grants are awarded.     

Grants are awarded for one year and may be used for operational, administrative, staffing, and supply expenses to support the program. Organizations that are awarded grants are 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.

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