Applications accepted for Task Force grants

By Reader Staff

Each year the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force (BCHRTF) seeks to fund projects and programs that support its stated mission; to affirm the American principles and ideals of the inviolable dignity and worth of each human being and recognize that everyone is equal under our state and federal laws and constitutions.

BCHRTF was founded in 1992 to support human rights through community education and advocacy. In December 2012 the major portion of BCHRTF’s assets were placed in a fund administered by the Idaho Community Foundation (ICF).

Grants are limited to those organizations or entities who do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. The BCHRTF hopes to sponsor programs and projects that enhance human rights, focus on community education and celebrate the fact that it is the racial, social, and cultural diversity of our people that makes Bonner County a rich and worthwhile place to live.

Applications may be submitted on line directly to the Idaho Community Foundation under Donor Advised Competitive Grants. Go to the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force Fund for more detailed guidelines and information. The deadline for this year is March 31.

Eligible applicants must be organizations with a 501(c)3 tax exempt status, a public educational institution or a governmental entity including local governments or libraries. Grants up to $8,000 will be accepted, with the average award last year being about $2,250.

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