Grant Policy for Two Capital Campaign Funds

The volatility of the 2018 global investment market resulted in negative ICF returns for calendar year 2018. The two endowments from which we distribute grants are not able to distribute grant funding for the 2019 calendar year according to the distribution formula. With regret, we will not be accepting grant applications at this time.


Applications for grants from two of the five Capital Campaign endowment funds will be accepted at the beginning of each calendar year. These two endowments are:

  • Catholic Parish Faith Formation Endowment

  • Charitable Works of the Church - Local Parish Community Endowment

Guidelines for grants include:

  1. All grant applications must have the approval of the pastor and must include his signature.
  2. Only one grant application per endowment will generally be funded per parish/school/organization per year. In the event that more than one application is received, the pastor will be contacted and asked to rank each submitted application in priority order.
  3. Preference will be given to projects or programs that can be completed or substantially completed with the amount of the grant from the Idaho Catholic Foundation. The grant may be used in combination with other available funds necessary to complete the project or program.
  4. Due to limited funds, not all requests will be funded, so organizations applying for grants should be asked to please continue their other fundraising efforts.
  5. The Idaho Catholic Foundation Board of Directors must approve all grants.
  6. Grant requests will only be considered during the time frame established annually by the Board of Directors. Currently, applications are accepted from Janaury 1st to March 1st of each year. Grants will not be considered at any other time.
  7. The funds granted may only be expended for the purposes granted; funds not so spent must be returned to the Foundation unless other arrangements have been approved by the Foundation.
  8. Please note that Idaho Catholic Foundation would like to receive a report on how the grant funds are being expended within the first six months of receiving the grant and then a wrap up report at the end of the grant.