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Serve Idaho Announces $50,000 in Funding for Planning Grant

Idaho nonprofit, educational, community and faith-based organizations, Indian tribes and local governments are eligible to apply for federal funding through Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism. The $50,000 will be awarded to one organization to fund a planning grant on the feasibility of operating an AmeriCorps program.

Interested organizations have until Sept. 17 to submit an application.

A notice of intent to apply for a grant must be filed by 4:30 p.m. MDT Sept. 8. The intent to apply can be found at serveidaho.gov/grantsFunding.  A mandatory technical assistance call will be held Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. MDT.

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Idaho Receives More than $1.5 Million in Funding for AmeriCorps Programs

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For Immediate Release: Aug. 3 2020
Media Contact: Renee Bade, Renee.Bade@labor.idaho.gov

Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism has received a $1,508,524 grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service to fund AmeriCorps programs in 2020-2021. The grants will support the service of 224 AmeriCorps members statewide. AmeriCorps members give a year of intensive service, on a full-time or part-time basis.

Grants have been awarded to:

  • Idaho State University – Idaho Healthcare for Children and Families AmeriCorps Program
    $542,777 to fund 94 AmeriCorps members who will address health needs of Idaho’s low-income children and families in rural underserved areas of Idaho by providing health screenings and education.

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Awards Ceremony to Recognize Idaho’s Top Volunteers and Philanthropists

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For Immediate Release: July 9, 2020
Media Contact: Renee Bade, renee.bade@labor.idaho.gov

Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, is partnering with the Idaho Nonprofit Center’s annual Idaho Philanthropy Day.

The event will recognize Idaho’s top volunteers and philanthropists with a series of ceremonies that will take place in November in northern, southwestern and eastern Idaho. The event will replace the annual Idaho’s Brightest Stars ceremony in Boise previously hosted by Serve Idaho.

“We are excited for this amazing opportunity to partner with the Idaho Nonprofit Center and other partners to recognize Idaho residents who give of their time, talents and treasures to better their communities” said Renee Bade, Serve Idaho program supervisor.

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Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism Seeking Commission Applicants

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For Immediate Release: March 3, 2020
Information Contact: Renee Bade, (208) 332-3578 ext. 4061

Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, is seeking applicants to serve a three-year term as a commissioner. The mission of Serve Idaho is “to inspire and recognize volunteers and empower communities through service and AmeriCorps to solve Idaho’s unmet needs.”

The commission is seeking the following applicants:

  • A representative of business.
  • A representative from a national service program.
  • An individual with expertise in the educational, training and development needs of youth, particularly disadvantaged youth.
  • A representative with experience in promoting the involvement of older adults (age 55 and older) in service and volunteerism.
  • A youth between the ages of 16 and 25 who is a participant in or supervisor of a service program for school-age youth, a campus-based program or national service program.

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Idaho Teens Earn National Volunteer Award

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For Immediate Release: Feb. 26, 2020
Information Contact: Renee Bade, (208) 332-3578 ext. 4061

Idaho teens Lilian Smith of Coeur d’ Alene and Kaleb Chatelain of Ammon were named Idaho’s top two youth volunteers of 2020 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.  The award program, in its 25th year, honors young people in each state for outstanding acts of volunteerism.

Smith and Chatelain will be awarded $1,000 each, an engraved medallion and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., for four days of national recognition events.

Smith, 17, a junior at Coeur d’ Alene High School, co-founded a nonprofit that has organized competitive math teams and/or peer mentoring math programs at 12 local schools over the past three years. When Lilian was in fifth grade, she joined a math team and loved it. But “I knew that many kids in my community, especially at schools that serve low-income families, did not have this opportunity,” she said. So three years ago, Lilian outlined a program that could encourage kids to have fun with STEM subjects while improving their math and critical thinking skills.

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Idaho Volunteers Recognized at Brightest Stars Awards Ceremony

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For Immediate Release: Jan. 16, 2020
Information Contact: Renee Bade (208) 332-3578, ext. 4061

Seventy-one outstanding volunteers from throughout Idaho were honored as stars Wednesday by Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, at Idaho’s Brightest Stars ceremony in Boise.

Dawn-Marie Johnson

Dawn-Marie Johnson of Kamiah was recognized in the Individual category.

“Volunteerism is a gift that benefits citizens and addresses needs in communities throughout our state,” said Gov. Brad Little.  “These men and women are not seeking recognition, but it is important to acknowledge these Brightest Star recipients and their generous commitment to giving to others and ensuring a bright future for all citizens.”

Jim Kinnard of Coeur d’Alene was recognized in the Student category.

The volunteers were nominated for their contributions in seven categories – Business, Individual, Nonprofit/Civic Organization, Senior Citizen, Student, Teacher/Professor and Veteran. Awardees were nominated by Idahoans throughout the state and a panel of community reviewers made
the final selection.

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Serve Idaho Announces $1.1 Million in Grant Funds Available

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Sept. 23, 2019
Information Contact: Renee Bade, (208) 332-3578 ext. 4061

Idaho nonprofit, educational, community and faith-based organizations, Indian tribes and local governments are eligible for federal funding through the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, announced that interested organizations have until Nov. 8 to submit an application for the grants that would support the cost of running an AmeriCorps program. Individual grant awards vary in amount based on the size and complexity of the AmeriCorps programs.

A notice of intent to apply for a grant must be filed by 5 p.m. mountain time Oct. 4. A technical assistance call will be held Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. mountain time MDT.

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Serve Idaho Accepting Requests for Proposals for 2020 Conference

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For Immediate Release: Sept. 11, 2019
Information Contact: Kirstin Mann, (208) 332-3578 ext. 3930

Serve Idaho is requesting proposals for presentations at its annual conference, March 4, 2020. This year’s theme is Learning, Leading, Serving. Organizers are looking for proposals covering a broad range of topics in volunteer management, leadership and professional development.

The conference brings together a community of nonprofit/public leaders and volunteer coordinators from across Idaho to learn and discuss how to better engage their communities, organizations and volunteers.

The purpose of the conference is to foster diverse and inclusive environments, as well as to learn best practices, strategies and new ways of doing business from the state’s best thinkers and practitioners of service and volunteerism.

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Serve Idaho Accepting Idaho’s Brightest Star Nominations

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For Immediate Release: Sept. 3, 2019
Information Contact: Renee Bade, (208) 332-3578 ext. 4061

Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, is accepting nominations for the annual Idaho’s Brightest Star Awards. The awards recognize outstanding Idaho volunteers in a variety of categories. Nominations will be accepted until Oct. 11, 2019.

Nomination forms can be found at ServeIdaho.gov. The submission categories are:

  • Individual
  • Student – 19 years-old and younger
  • Veteran
  • Individual – 55 years-old and older
  • Business
  • Nonprofit/Civic Organization
  • Teacher/Professor

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Governor Appoints Serve Idaho Commissioners

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For Immediate Release: Aug. 19, 2019
Information Contact: Renee Bade, (208) 332-3578 ext. 4061

Gov. Brad Little appointed three new commissioners to Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism. Brady Fuller of Boise, Katie Roberts of Nampa and Kayeloni Scott of Lapwai, were appointed in July.

“Our commissioners bring a wealth of knowledge and energy to the commission as well as first-hand knowledge of the benefits and rewards of service in our communities,” said Renee Bade, program manager for Serve Idaho.

From left, Brady Fuller, Katie Roberts and Keyeloni Scott

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